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Lump On Penis Symptoms
My boyfriend has a lump/swelling on the right hand side just above his penis. Hurts when he coughs, other than pain in the back no other symptoms?
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Several things,: But the most likely cause is a sebaceous cyst. These are benign skin lumps filled with keratin and fluid. They can be stable, or enlarge and get inflamed, and sometimes drain on their own. If you have a painful, inflamed, or enlarging lesion on the penis, see your physician for evaluation. Many other benign skin issues also present as whitish lumps. ...Read more
Possibly viral: Watery lumps on the penis represent most likely either irritation from severe friction or representing a herpes type of lesion. While these are present, you should not have any sexual intimacy. You should have these looked at immediately by a physician and treated if they are of infectious origin. If infectious origin like herpes your sexual partner should be notified so they too can be treated. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Without further details such as its size, symptoms, duration, interval, progress, etc, it's hard to say what it may be. Clinically, sebaceous cyst is common. So, pack up its related symptoms and signs to Doc for review, analysis + physical exam + possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / counseling... ...Read more