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A 20-year-old male asked:

Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or a ingrown hair? i have not had sex and when erected it is bigger. can you get acne on your penis

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Likely ingrown hair: Most likely it is an ingrown hair possibly getting infected. You can apply a topical abx like neosporin. If not improving get it checked out by your doctor. Does not sound like an STD though.
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