A 17-year-old male asked:
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i have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or an std. i picked at it and it hurts.

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Dr. Scott Rudkin
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Folliculitis: Sounds like an ingrown hair or infected hair follicle. Either way, try a warm compress a few times a day and wash the area daily to see if it resolves.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Physical exam: The only way to know for sure what it is, is by doing physical exam. See your physician who can do a physical exam and the appropriate tests to find out what it is.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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Nice observation...: You are right with what you observed and described because this bump most likely represents a hyperactive sebaceous gland of hair follicle, which is h ... Read More
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