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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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Dr. Ted King
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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. Hasnt 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. Hasnt 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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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.

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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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