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Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more


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2 tiny ( less than 1 mm) white bumps on my penis shaft for 3 weeks. Painful and hard when i try to squeeze them. Dont change during 3 weeks. Any idea?

2 tiny ( less than 1 mm) white bumps on my penis shaft for 3 weeks. Painful and hard when i try to squeeze them. Dont change during 3 weeks. Any idea?

Probably benign: Pearly penile papules? Lichen nitidus is a harmless skin condition that causes small, shiny flesh-colored lumps to appear on your penis. They can also appear on your arms, legs and trunk. The lumps often appear in groups and may look like small warts. Other conditions are possible. See a dermatologist or urologist. ...Read more

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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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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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16 and haven't had sex. I have this red, hard bump on the shaft of my penis and it hurts when i squeeze it. What could it be?

16 and haven't had sex. I have this red, hard bump on the shaft of my penis and it hurts when i squeeze it. What could it be?

Here are some ...: Without further information, it's hard to offer accurate guess, but what described may represent the occurrence of an infected sebaceous cyst on a penis of light-colored skin so it appears as a hurting and red a bump. But squeezing itself may induce pain as well. To verify its truth, seek pro-evaluation with detailed Hx + physicals timely. Best wisher ... ...Read more