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I have a red bump on my penis?

I have a red bump on my penis?

Needs an exam: This "red bump" needs to be seen by a qualified physician to make a decision about diagnosis and treatment. Redness suggests an inflammatory type of problem, rather than a sexually transmitted disease.Having said that, i would still suggest refraining from any sexual activity until this problem has been diagnosed and treated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my penis and have never had intercourse what could it be?

I have a red bump on my penis and have never had intercourse what could it be?

A red bump...!: Sometimes a small collection of blood vessels form a lesion that appears like a 'red bump' on the skin. It's harmless- called a 'hemangioma'. One way to test this is to press on it and remove your finger quickly to see if it blanched white, then refilled back to red. Consult a dermatologist if it's got you worried or it's causing pain and doesn't go away on it's own. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my penis and when I squeeze it I can feel a hard ball inside. It also grows then shrinks and then the layer of skin peals of. ?

I have a red bump on my penis and when I squeeze it I can feel a hard ball inside. It also grows then shrinks and then the layer of skin peals of. ?

Here are some...: Despite your good description, without a direct look at and feel on it, it is still hard to deduce right diagnosis although clinically it may represent the occurrence of hyperactive sebaceous gland. To get the related things done correctly has not to be that difficult by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and i have not had sex yet. I'm wondering if I should see a doctor, I have a red bump on my penis and have been applying neosporin for a week.

I'm 17 and i have not had sex yet. I'm wondering if I should see a doctor, I have a red bump on my penis and have been applying neosporin for a week.

Red bump: It is obvious that you are very disturbed by the red bump on your penis by all the questions you have asked. For peace of mind see your doctor or a urologist for evaluation and possible treatment ...Read more

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Hi, I have little red bumps on my penis and doctors said its common for guys to have this. Is there an ointment to help smooth out the bumps?

Hi, I have little red bumps on my penis and doctors said its common for guys to have this. Is there an ointment to help smooth out the bumps?

Not on the internet: First one has to know what the bumps are before recommending 'an ointment'. I am sorry but we do not offer diagnosis or treatment online here. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

Here are some ...: What you described is acute so it is related either with acute infection / inflammation or with physical / allergy-related irritation. But, regardless of its cause, the essence of care is same with keeping the affected area as clean, dry, & ventilated as possible (of course, with washing/drying) plus gingerly using antifungal + steroid cream 1-2 times daily of ...Read more

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Went out in the woods camping for the weekend. Two days later i have little red bumps on my penis. Im not sexually active so i know it isnt an STD. Th?

Went out in the woods camping for the weekend. Two days later i have little red bumps on my penis. Im not sexually active so i know it isnt an STD. Th?

Bites: These could easily just be chigger bites.They are often quite itchy & also show up on the beltline. They generally disappear over a week or so. ...Read more

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Why do I have like a red bump on my penis shaft? Me and the girl were virgins when we had sex and it was only for like 3 sec cause we didnthavecondom

Why do I have like a red bump on my penis shaft? Me and the girl were virgins when we had sex and it was only for like 3 sec cause we didnthavecondom

Trauma: You may have traumatized the shaft of your penis because of your girlfriends tight virginal vagina and your rapid removal. Have no fear. Your penis will heal in a few days. A word of earning however, you are playing with fire when you have sex without a condom. ...Read more

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Recently had unprotected sex, now I have a red itchy bump on my penis. Wondering what i could have?

Recently had unprotected sex, now I have a red itchy bump on my penis. Wondering what i could have?

Red Itching Penis: In general these issues must be dealt with in person with an examination. Red itching sores could be fungal infection, herpes, syphilis, an abrasion or a staph infection. ...Read more

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Just some background I am 18 and I have never had sex before. So, I have this red/pink bump on my penis and i don't know what it is.

Just some background I am 18 and I have never had sex before. So, I have this red/pink bump on my penis and i don't know what it is.

Bump: Your bump may be a cyst or blocked follicle. However, intercourse and having sex may not be synonymous. Oral, anal, and non-penetrating relationships may still lead to sexually transmitted illnesses. ...Read more

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I have a red small bump on my penis. Is this an std?

I have a red small bump on my penis.  Is this an std?

Maybe. : Have your doctor look at it to determine if its an std, another problem, or a normal penile pearl. ...Read more

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I have small red shiny bumps on my penis can you help?

I have small red shiny bumps on my penis can you help?

Best way: Best way to get help is to see your provider who can do an appropriate physical exam to know exactly what the red bumps are. Without a physical exam it is hard to tell what it is or what it could be. ...Read more

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I have these little red bumps around my penis and i don't know what it is?

Most likely...: What described, most likely, is angiokeratoma of penis - asymptomatic, violaceous, smooth, small red/purple papules, has no clinical significance, and may be rid with laser for cosmetic, not medical necessity. So, leave them alone if much like what described above. Due to no direct look at them, an accurate Dx couldn't be certain; if in doubt, see Doc timely. ...Read more

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I have red bumps below my penis head sometimes they go away or turn black?

I have red bumps below my penis head sometimes they go away or turn black?

Hemangiomas: Small red bumps which appear black would be small drops of blood often found on scrotum call fox fordyce. These can bleed and may need to be cauterized. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my penis head. They itch and ive had them for about 3 days. What could this be?

See answer: Most common causes of itchy, red bumps on the glans penis include: 1) "balanitis": inflammation usually associated with being uncircumcised, poor hygiene, excess moisture, and/or diabetes and due to an overgrowth of yeast/fungus; 2) contact dermatitis or allergic response to some irritant, usually chemical (e.g. spermicidal, condom, soap); or 3) dermatitis: atopic, seborrheic). Rx based on cause. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my uncercimsized penis, how so i cure it? They don't hurt but today if hurt to go pee after masterbating

I have little red bumps on my uncercimsized penis, how so i cure it? They don't hurt but today if hurt to go pee after masterbating

2 different things: Pearly penile papules are a ring of tiny bumps around penis within groove just under penile glans. They are normal ; do not require treatment. Your penis or urethra may be sore from vigorous masturbation. Should settle down if you postpone resuming masturbation. Persistent burning sensation could be from a UTI ; would require getting urine tested. U don't mention sex ; thus std unlikely. ...Read more

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I have an uncircumcised penis and I have red bumps all over my penis after i had sex. Is this herpes?

I have an uncircumcised penis and I have red bumps all over my penis after i had sex. Is this herpes?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more