A 16-year-old male asked:
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i'm 16 and have a soft lump on the side of my penis. i noticed it after an erection. it's soft, doesn't move, color of skin, no pain. it is narrow too?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Head's Up!!!: You, young man, are in possession of a dilated vein. It's dilated because your precious member is engorged with blood and the exits for the veins are clamped down to keep it "up." That's your lesson in hydraulic engineering for the day. Your next lesson is in how to manage that hydraulic wonder intelligently: Think before you act, then think again. Your big head is smarter than your small head.
Answered on Oct 11, 2015

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