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A 17-year-old male asked:

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
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
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.
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
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.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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