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Little shiney hard bump on penis, what could this be?

Little shiney hard bump on penis, what could this be?

Sebaceous cyst...: The most common lump as described is sebaceous cyst, which may grow in size with highly variable pace and may become infected occasionally leading to abscess. But a better diagnosis requires direct inspection and palpation after good history. So, collect the feature, degree, and course of the bump over time and bring them to see the experts timely. ...Read more

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Red kinda hard bump on my penis?

Red kinda hard bump on my penis?

Need more info...: Please collect the feature, degree, and detailed sequence of event of its color, size, symptoms, etc and bring them to see urologist who can figure out what it's for you. If it's lifelong, discolored, not hurting, it can be a benign mole; if quite a long while, but become red and hurting, it may be an infected sebaceous cyst; or ... Nonetheless, direct inspection and palpation are needed for dx.. ...Read more

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Writing pen head sized hard bumps on the penis head...Barely see them, but definitely feel them when erect...Suggestions?

Writing pen head sized hard bumps on the penis head...Barely see them, but definitely feel them when erect...Suggestions?

"Tysons" glands: Or "pearly penile papules" ring of small skin colored bumps around head of penis just beyond the circumferential groove are normal and nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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I've got a hard bump on my penis. Painless unless irritated, sometimes produces sebum. I'm sexually active but always use protection. What could it be?

I've got a hard bump on my penis. Painless unless irritated, sometimes produces sebum. I'm sexually active but always use protection. What could it be?

Hard Bump on Penis: A sebaceous cyst is a type of cyst that forms in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. Sebaceous cysts are common, noncancerous, and are generally not a serious condition. The only treatment is surgical excision. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Two hard bumps under skin on penis. Tumors?

Hard bump: This may be as harmless as a blocked hair follicle, but may be a more serious infection, harmless or harmful tumor. Please get it checked by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful, red, hard, bump on shatf of penis?

What could cause a painful, red, hard, bump on shatf of penis?

Penis bump: 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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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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I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

May be ...: A bump from pimple (1- 1.5 mm) - hyperactive hair-follicle-related sebaceous gland, usually has its white head visible, but at times, can be a "black" head. But, it's harmless as long as being asymptomatic and remaining stable in size. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...Read more

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I found two hard bumps under skin on the base of the penis?

I found two hard bumps under skin on the base of the penis?

Get checked: Without being formally evaluated hard to know cause so best to get checked by your doctor or a dermatologist. Cysts can form on the genitalia and could present as firm bumps, but again best to be formally checked by a physician. ...Read more

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