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Two small hard bump on shaft of penis since last week, still there. I had softer bumps at exact same place before but went away in a day. What to do?

Two small hard bump on shaft of penis since last week, still there. I had softer bumps at exact same place before but went away in a day. What to do?

More info needed: It's difficult to judge potential causes from this description. If the "bumps" are superficial, genital warts might be the best bet; or just skin tags. If they seem to be coming up from deeper in the skin, maybe just skin cysts or pimples. Only way to know for sure is to see a doctor or clinic. If there is a national health genitourinary medicine clinic near you, that would be a good choice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, red, hard, bump on shaft of penis?

What to do if I have painful, red, hard, bump on shaft of penis?

Penis bumps: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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A guy gets small blister like bumps on shaft of penis once a month in the same area. They pop easily and itch for a week then go away what could it be?

A guy gets small blister like bumps on shaft of penis once a month in the same area. They pop easily and itch for a week then go away what could it be?

Depends: This could be gentile herpes, though herpes generally shows up as painful ulcers that can come and go. This could also be genital warts, a fungal infection, or something completely benign called pearly penile papules. All the same, you should see your physician during an active outbreak in order to be diagnosed and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Red bumps on shaft of penis just wondering what they are? Can show picture

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. It may be something that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node on groin and small bumps on shaft of penis wich has black dot in centre, also had bumps on scrotum that burst and healing?

I have swollen lymph node on groin and small bumps on shaft of penis wich has black dot in centre, also had bumps on scrotum that burst and healing?

Here are some...: What you observed and described most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous glands on penile skin like pimples on face or elsewhere and the infected, burst, and healed sebaceous cysts, These bumps usually require no active care unless being mentally &/or physically bothersome. Of course, it is hard to give 100% right diagnosis without a direct look at them. More? Seek evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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I have bumps at the shaft of penis why how do you get rid of them?

I have bumps at the shaft of penis why how do you get rid of them?

See your doctor: You would need to be examined by your doctor in order to diagnose the lumps then the doctor can come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Have 2 whitehead looking bumps, top of shaft of penis for abt 3 wks. Virgin. More visible when erect. Tried popping. I dnt thnk pimple. Help.

Have 2 whitehead looking bumps, top of shaft of penis for abt 3 wks. Virgin. More visible when erect. Tried popping. I dnt thnk pimple. Help.

Sebaceous glands: They are probably sebaceous glands. Leave them alone. They are normal. Trying to pop them can cause local trauma and introduce infection. If you are still concerned then follow up with your primary care physician for examination. ...Read more

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Used same razor for genital region as someone who gets cold sores. 1 week after have one small red painful bump near scrotum/shaft of penis. Herpes?

Used same razor for genital region as someone who gets cold sores. 1 week after have one small red painful bump near scrotum/shaft of penis. Herpes?

It certainly would: Be possible. Of course there are other potential reasons for the sore but without being able to examine you this cannot be confirmed. If you are very concerned about this make an appointment with a health care professional for an examination. Sharing sharp personal hygiene appliances is never a good idea. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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Hard bump on the upper left shaft of penis. Doesn't hurt or cause problems. What is it? Usually more visible during erection.

Hard bump on the upper left shaft of penis. Doesn't hurt or cause problems. What is it? Usually more visible during erection.

Cyst or wart: If new and not many years old should have checked by your dr. Or urologist, may be fatty cyst or even tumor or blood vessel[gets engorged during erection] if new or even if old should have checked out, could even be a sexually transmitted disease[std] genital wart human papilloma virus[hpv], could be your own normal variant of muscle bulge spot ...Read more

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I have bumps on shaft of my penis, one of them was like a pimple or hairbump. I drained pus from it. I'm scared! I have no idea what this is.

I have bumps on shaft of my penis, one of them was like a pimple or hairbump. I drained pus from it. I'm scared! I have no idea what this is.

Don't worry...: What described suggests you got a tiny infected sebaceous gland which eventaully becomes a small abscess, ruptures, drains, and heals. In time, a tiny nodule wil recur, run, and repeat the same cycle as what you have experienced

if in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more

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Painless red rash / small bumps on head / top of shaft of penis after sex. Will last for a week and go if I don't have sex again / stay if I do.

Painless red rash / small bumps on head / top of shaft of penis after sex. Will last for a week and go if I don't have sex again / stay if I do.

Lichen planus: You are describing koebner phenomenon where trauma is the inducer in people prone to have the condition. The most likely diagnosis is lichen planus but psoriasis is a possibility. So rather than becoming celibate, I recommend applying otc Hydrocortisone ointment several hours before and several hours after intercourse and see if that helps. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the shaft of the penis?

What causes bumps on the shaft of the penis?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Why are there little white bumps on the shaft of my penis?

Why are there little white bumps on the shaft of my penis?

Follicles/Glands: The bumps you are referring to are more than likely the hair follicles of the shaft. There may be prominent oil glands there as well. If these are small and pearl like and not red, on a stalk or causing a problem, it appears you have normal anatomy. One can get warts, orther virus induced lesions such as molluscum, herpes, syphillis and many other lesions on the penis. What you state is normal. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the shaft of my penis and do not know what to do?

I have a bump on the shaft of my penis and do not know what to do?

How old are you?: Please tell us your age. You must be 16 or over to post in this forum and cannot answer questions from minors. After you update your profile, ask again, Be honest! You expect it of us, and we hope for the same from you. IF you are a minor, have your parent or guardian create an account and ask the question for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have little bumps on the shaft of your penis?

What does it mean when you have little bumps on the shaft of your penis?

Genital warts: If you are sexually active, or were, the bumps could be a sexually transmitted disease called venereal warts. See you're doctor for a diagnosis if you have ever been sexually active. ...Read more

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I have little bumps on the shaft of my penis and was wondering what they could be?

I have little bumps on the shaft of my penis and was wondering what they could be?

Probably....: Probably something that requires further history, exam and lab tests...Specially if you are sexually active! ...Read more

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I find a bump on the shaft of my penis... It healed on 4 days on its own.... What's could this be...?

Skin bumps: By bumps do you mean pimple-like in the skin? Usually they represent a blocked sweat duct. Risks include poor hygiene, unclean underwear and shaving the hair. Stis, especially herpes of genital warts (hpv), can be the cause. Larger bumps could represent a sebaceous cyst. Rare autoimmune dx's present with genital bumps, hidradenits suppurativa. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had two small bumps on the shaft of my penis for about 2 years m/b longer. They haven't moved and my ex was tested as I have been. Help?

Get checked-photo: Impossible to diagnose without a phot; however, you must make sure that these bumps are not hpv (genital wart) related. ...Read more

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I have discovered a fairly large bump on the shaft of my penis. I have used protected sex and has popped up within the last 3 hours out of no where.?

I have discovered a fairly large bump on the shaft of my penis. I have used protected sex and has popped up within the last 3 hours out of no where.?

Need a look: Need a direct look & feel of it before offering a sure diagnosis although clinically it may be sebaceous cyst or fat tissue or vein or. .. Clinically, it seems benign. Nonetheless, seek evaluation/counseling; to get such done correctly, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer & better with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care ...Read more

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For the past several months I have noticed a small cluster of bumps on the shaft of my penis, they are small and I rarely feel them. Smaller when erec?

For the past several months I have noticed a small cluster of bumps on the shaft of my penis, they are small and I rarely feel them. Smaller when erec?

Could be HPV: While the bumps you notice could be simple hair follicles (look like goose bumps) if you've been sexually active they are probably genital warts caused by the human papilloma virus (hpv). Most sexually active people have been exposed. In women they can lead to cervical cancer which is why they have developed a vaccine. Men usually have the warts for a year and then they disappear. Contagious? Yes. ...Read more