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How to get rid of bump at the base of penis that looks + feels like a zit. hurts to masturbate, doesn't hurt to pee. advice?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Most common cause would be an infected hair follicle (aka folliculitis) caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Self-treatment includes avoiding irritation by clothing or shaving; moist heat compresses; proper hygiene with antiseptic cleanser; and topical antibiotic (mupirocin, neomycin, and bacitracin with polymyxin B). If no better in 2-4 days or worsens, an oral antibiotic may be needed

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A 46-year-old member asked:

I have a bump at the base of penis that looks + feels like a zit. Hurts to masturbate, doesn't hurt to pee. What could this be?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
May be just an acne: It's most likely just an infected hyperactive sebaceous gland like an acne on the face. Its occurrence will not affect how you urinate, but give you some local pain & irritation. It tends to recur once infection once took place; so, it may require surgical ablation or excision. But, without inspection / palpation, it's still hard to give an accurate Dx. So, see Doc for sure detail and care. Best..
Last updated May 10, 2015

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