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I have this purple vein going up the right side of penis shaft. What is it for?

I have this purple vein going up the right side of penis shaft. What is it for?

Blood return: This is normal and a part of how you were made. Leave it alone. Some men/boys have a more prominent vein system especially with erections. Just don't bother it. Do your natural things and leave things as they are. ...Read more

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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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I wore a tight rubberband around my penis shaft while masturbating and a day later I saw dark purple veins on shaft that I've never seen before.

I wore a tight rubberband around my penis shaft while masturbating and a day later I saw dark purple veins on shaft that I've never seen before.

So what's the?: To get the most from the site, you provide background information and then ask a clear question. You simply provided some background information. You are welcome to start over and ask one, but your submissions are not linked, so each must be complete. ...Read more

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I have a purple vein in the left side of my penis. It reaches the foreskin before disappearing. It just appeared yesterday. What should I do?

I have a purple vein in the left side of my penis. It reaches the foreskin before disappearing. It just appeared yesterday. What should I do?

Just watch & see...: It is essential to have a direct look at for right diagnosis. But what you saw & described could be entirely normal and unique for you as long as being free of any potential related discomfort and ache. So, leave it alone and see; that is most reasonable. Of course, it still obsessed and concerned, seek evaluation & counseling. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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I have a solid knot on the top of my penis shaft about half way, right next to the large vein. Its not painful. Moves around when messed with.

I have a solid knot on the top of my penis shaft about half way, right next to the large vein. Its not painful. Moves around when messed with.

Unusual bumps need: To be evaluated by your doctor or a urologist in this case. It MAY be harmless but don't take the chance of not knowing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Small movable lump midway up penis shaft under vein. Only felt when erect. Rarely causes pain. Hasn't grown. Is this serious? Will it affect my vein?

Small movable lump midway up penis shaft under vein. Only felt when erect. Rarely causes pain. Hasn't grown. Is this serious? Will it affect my vein?

Need to examine: It is not possible to be sure without examining you, however, what you described is consistent with a sebaceous cyst. It will not cause any harm, but may grow gradually. As and when you can, you should get it removed.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can calcification of the vein occur in the penis shaft?

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Can calcification of the vein occur in the penis shaft?

Possible but rare...: Venous calcification is located at its valve and known as phlebollith, which is commonly seen in the pelvic veins. Theoretically, it may occur in penile veins but very rare with no clinical significance. At this time, is there anything bothering you? Yet, without a direct feel and look at, it is hard to draw a conclusion on what it may be. More? Seek evaluation and counseling. Best wish.... ...Read more

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4 months ago I vigorously masturbated for an hour and caused upper penis shaft swelling. Subsided and now have many new penis veins. Is this a concern?

4 months ago I vigorously masturbated for an hour and caused upper penis shaft swelling. Subsided and now have many new penis veins. Is this a concern?

No concern: The prolonged masturbation was an overuse injury and trauma to the penis leading to inflammation, redness, and swelling and, as a result, an apparent venous congestion and visible prominence of veins. These may gradually regress with time depending on degree/frequency of masturbation going forward. Regardless, the presence of these prominent veins do not pose any threat to your health. ...Read more

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Mild pain, penis shaft lost girth in middle are to the base, veins more prominent, I get erections normally but is hard to maintain while standing?

Mild pain, penis shaft lost girth in middle are to the base, veins more prominent, I get erections normally but is hard to maintain while standing?

Peyronies: Difficult to know for certain without an examination, however what you describe could represent peyronie's disease. Get a check up if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What is under skin on penis shaft not visible can only be felt, about 2'' long horizontal bulging vein? It is stationary and only moves if erection.

Thrombosed vein...?: What you described may suggest a thrombosed vein if there is no local indentation or harness. Does it hurt you at erection?

For the time being, just watch and see. But in doubt, see a urologist for better clarification. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump in my penis shaft and it is below the big vein, blood vessel not sure what it called looks like a big vein. The lump is below and hurt?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know for sure what you have, without examining you, however, what you described is likely to be a sebaceous cyst. If it is bothering you, it could be removed under local anesthesia, however, you do need to see your doctor for it. ...Read more

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After having sex on sunday I notices that there was a large 1.5 gold ball sizes purple swollen pocket on the top of my penis shaft, after talking to a?

After having sex on sunday I notices that there was a large 1.5 gold ball sizes purple swollen pocket on the top of my penis shaft, after talking to a?

Blood vessel rupture: Vigorous sex (and masturbation) can cause a minor rupture of a blood vessel in the skin of penis. It is much like a bruise one sees after a blood test in arm. Not to worry. It will go away in a few days. In over 40 yrs as Urologist I have seen only 4 cases of rupture of penis corpora which needed surgery. If it is not gone in one week, see your Urologist ...Read more

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Circle purple vein under skin on uncut penis head. 4 normal veins flow into it, bulges a little and more when erect, no pain, maybe 1/4 size of penny?

Circle purple vein under skin on uncut penis head. 4 normal veins flow into it, bulges a little and more when erect, no pain, maybe 1/4 size of penny?

Venous hemangioma: This is a benign blood vessel proliferation or also called the blood bessel tumor called hemangioma there benign vascular tumors tangled small vessels they can bleed and grow slowly removing is difficult as they are very vascular and bleeding is a problem you should consult urologist. ...Read more

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I have a massive bulge on my penis that keeps growing! It's purple with veins flowing through it. Should I see a doctor?

I have a massive bulge on my penis that keeps growing! It's purple with veins flowing through it. Should I see a doctor?

YES!: The only way to know what the problem is for sure and to know whether you need to worry about it or not is to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?

Here are some. ..: All what you described may be the varying appearance of penile veins to reflect the degree of venous engorgement at different positioning and in the different state of sexual arousal. So, leave them alone as long as not hurting and not changing in the varying pattern of appearance. To assure the just described possibility, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration. .. of these veins. .. to Doc ...Read more

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Over time I've developed purple painful veins in the skin of my penis. They look bad & hurt, esp after sex or when hot. Can they be killed/removed?

Over time I've developed purple painful veins in the skin of my penis. They look bad & hurt, esp after sex or when hot. Can they be killed/removed?

It's improbable the: Veins are causing pain. There could possibly be some venous obstruction causing excess pressure, but it's more likely than not your penis veins are normal. You should consult a urologist about the pain. ...Read more

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Male, nitrofurantin 4 30 days, now have bulging veins in penis that were not there before? Slight pain and slightly purple-blue? Misdiagnosed? Wrong med

Male, nitrofurantin 4 30 days, now have bulging veins in penis that were not there before? Slight pain and slightly purple-blue? Misdiagnosed? Wrong med

Here are some. ..: Why was the 30-day long nitrofurantoin prescribed for - regular UTI or "prostatitis"? This Q has to be addressed first so to know how and what to treat. As to seeing "bulging veins in penis" is concerned, most likely, what you saw as described has been there lifelong but just caught your attention through recent personal closer scrutiny. Of course, nitrofurantoin should not be for "... veins. .." ...Read more

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Male, nitrofurantin for 30 days, now have bulging veins in penis that were not there before? Slight pain and slightly purplish? Misdiagnosed? Wrong med?

Male, nitrofurantin for 30 days, now have bulging veins in penis that were not there before? Slight pain and slightly purplish? Misdiagnosed? Wrong med?

Here are some. ..: Why was the 30-day long nitrofurantoin prescribed for - regular UTI or "prostatitis"? This Q has to be addressed first so to know how and what to treat. As to seeing "bulging veins in penis" is concerned, most likely, what you saw as described has been there lifelong but just caught your attention through recent personal closer scrutiny. Of course, nitrofurantoin should not be for "... veins. .." ...Read more

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Painless, hard, 5mm diameter lump on the side of penis shaft foreskin. Been there for2 years, can move it around. When squeezed makes strings of pus?

Pimple?: From its duration and location, it may be an obstructed skin gland (aka: pimple) that drains when you squeeze it. If concerned, consider condoms and asking your dr at next visit. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I ave a cyst in front off my balls, its on the right hand side of penis shaft and I can't get an erection?

Hi doc, I ave a cyst in front off my balls, its on the right hand side of penis shaft and I can't get an erection?

Warm Compress: If it is just a cyst, warm compresses may help it open and drain. If it is very tender, red, or getting bigger, you may need to be on antibiotics and the doctor may have to drain the cyst. The cyst may or may not be related to the problem with erections. ...Read more

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Dark/Soft/unchanged long time size bump on the middle of the bottom side of the penis shaft. Surrounded by a dark skin and looks like a line goes down?

Dark/Soft/unchanged long time size bump on the middle of the bottom side of the penis shaft. Surrounded by a dark skin and looks like a line goes down?

Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, they may also be due to an std. So, it may be minor or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. Dark damp places can make all of this worse. Plaque is also a possibility, especially if your penis curves. The very best to you. ...Read more

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I've got a red lump on the side of my penis shaft?

I've got a red lump on the side of my penis shaft?

Go for a Dermatology: You must g to a Dermatology for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Any abnormal condition on penis need to take care rapidly in order to rule No venereal disease. ...Read more