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A male asked:

Hi, i have this large red bump on the skin of my penis shaft that appeared two days ago. it's about the size of a large pea and doesn't hurt except when i squeeze it. i have no sexual history, so i've ruled out an std. please help, i'm very nervous matt?

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Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Possibly folliculit: Likely a blocked sweat gland causing a mild folliculitis also known as an inflammation of the base of a hair follicle. If if persists or doesn't improve you should be seen.
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