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I have a raised ring that looks like a vein that goes around the circumference of my penis, right underneath the head. Is this something serious?

I have a raised ring that looks like a vein that goes around the circumference of my penis, right underneath the head.  Is this something serious?

Not serious...: If this is a "firm" ring/cord like area behind the head of the penis we usually diagnose as sclerosing lymphanigits which is a thrombosed lymphatic tissue. It is benign and often follows vigorous sexual activity. Antiinflammatory medications may be useful if there's discomfort but it usually resolves spontaneously within weeks to months. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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A small part of my vein in my penis seems raised and has small redness irritation look under the skin, has been like this for two years, any ideas?

A small part of my vein in my penis seems raised and has small redness irritation look under the skin, has been like this for two years, any ideas?

Probably just..: What described probably just represents a thrombosed vein or varix. It's harmless and just leave it alone as long as being painless and not bothersome to you. If still in doubt, go to see urologist for detailing and confirmation.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Irritated vein on penis, slightly raised and blood vessels around it seem inflamed, been 2 years, any medicine worth a shot?

Irritated vein on penis, slightly raised and blood vessels around it seem inflamed, been 2 years, any medicine worth a shot?

Needs eval : Lesions such as this have to be seen in person in order to be able to give you proper diagnostic opinion. Please see doc and gave this checked out. Sorry cannot be of more help. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I have an Irritated feeling vein on my penis, very slightly raised it seems and blood vessels around it seem inflamed and more red... The irritating feeling isn't exactly where the redness is but it's in the same vein line?

I have an Irritated feeling vein on my penis, very slightly raised it seems and blood vessels around it seem inflamed and more red... The irritating feeling isn't exactly where the redness is but it's in the same vein line?

Here are some ...: What you described may represent the occurrence of thrombophlebitis of penile veins, which is not uncommon and usually self-limiting. Its precise cause is not always traceable. Clinically, it's reasonable to just leave it alone as long as slowly getting better. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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I think I popped a vein on my penis when I was masturbating when I was about 11 im now 18 and I have a small black looking bruise. Can I getridof this?

I think I popped a vein on my penis when I was masturbating when I was about 11 im now 18 and I have a small black looking bruise. Can I getridof this?

Penile lesions: Depending on the size and location if the lesion, it is possible that it could be removed, either in the office or operating room. You should contact a local urologist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Help please! A few days ago I noticed 3 small tiny black dots on the shaft of my penis. They are not raised and do not itch or hurt. Thoughts?

Help please! A few days ago I noticed 3 small tiny black dots on the shaft of my penis. They are not raised and do not itch or hurt. Thoughts?

Black penile bumps: Could be penile melanosis, pigmented moles,angiokeratoma, keratosis these are not usually worrisome nor do they need significant treatment. Can also be,lichen planus(needs steroids), warts rarely tumors which need treatment F/U w/ doc/dermatology ...Read more

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6-8 of the hair follicles on the base of my penis in the pubic hair region have raised a bit and turned darkish-gray or black? Genital warts?

6-8 of the hair follicles on the base of my penis in the pubic hair region have raised a bit and turned darkish-gray or black? Genital warts?

Possible cysts: Hard to say without more history and seeing photos of these lesions, but they could be due to clogged hair follicles — black color could be due to oxidation or old blood. I cannot rule out possibility that these are genital warts or something else. Go see your clinician asap for an exam, tests if needed, and appropriate management. Take Care. ...Read more

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Is it normal for big veins to appear under my tongue they are really black and raised up.

Is it normal for big veins to appear under my tongue they are really black and raised up.

It is normal: These are normal anatomic structures of the tongue. Nothing to be worry. ...Read more

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I'm a male 22 years old with black raised veins on the back bottom left side of my tongue. I've been using dipping tobacco for six years and I have some yellowing on the top of my tongue?

I'm a male 22 years old with black raised veins on the back bottom left side of my tongue. I've been using dipping tobacco for six years and I have some yellowing on the top of my tongue?

Act now: See a dentist or an ENT surgeon ASAP. It may be a sign of changes that lead to oral cancer. If not caught and treated early, oral cancer is a disaster. ...Read more

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How do you know if you popped a penis vein?

How do you know if you popped a penis vein?

Here are...: Popping veins in the penis induces leaking blood into nearby tissue. If occurred right beneath the skin, you will see bruise / swelling /? Pain; if beneath deep fascia, in time, you may feel pain or palpate local swelling; if right on the skin surface, you will see obvious bleeding. Such events usually results from sex-related "trauma". So, Hx may help to know what happen. Detail? See Doc timely. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a big vein on my penis?

Is it normal to have a big vein on my penis?

Yes.: There are often large superficial veins under the skin of the penis. These are not a problem.
But, they can get traumatized during sex or matusturbation.
Sometimes a vein will temporarily get firm or hard.
If it gets red or tender, see a doctor right away, as this could be phleblitis (or thrombophleblitis). ...Read more

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Raised lumps on penis from friction?

Raised lumps on penis from friction?

If you mean: With masturbation, and you're doing it correctly, the answer is it shouldn't happen. If you're too aggressive and are approaching masturbation as mma, then I guess it's possible. Be gentle with your penis, it's the only one you'll ever have. ...Read more

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Why do some guys have prominent veins on the penis?

Why do some guys have prominent veins on the penis?

Penile Veins: All men have prominent penile veins. These veins can enlarge and decrease in size normally. With an erection, these veins engorge with blood and this contributes to the erection. In its flaccid stage, the penile veins will be less prominent. ...Read more

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Tiny red veins on your penis normal? I'm freaking out

Tiny red veins on your penis normal? I'm freaking out

Penile Anatomy: Yes, of course. There are veins all over our body. Sometimes they are more visible or prominent without any 'medical' reason. Sounds normal to me. ...Read more

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What to do about the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

What to do about the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

May be normal: If the vein collapses when pushed on, is not tender, and there is no surrounding redness or increased warmth, then it can indicate overall hydration status, but is not likely a problem. If any of the above are present, then you should see your Dr or Urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could I get help the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

Could I get help the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

Probably not need...: The visibility and diameter of penile dorsal veins highly vary but carry no clinical significance as long as your well and sound in erection for coitus. So, usually, no intervention is required, and not worth the trouble. Of course, overindulgence and obsession in every aspect of life will negatively impact desirable healthy living, and sex is no exception. ...Read more

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If I have a vein issue on my penis would I see a urologist for it?

If I have a vein issue on my penis would I see a urologist for it?

Yes,: Urologist is the proper specialist to consult for problems involving your penis. ...Read more

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Is there a method to help shrink the prominent veins in your penis?

Is there a method to help shrink the prominent veins in your penis?

Penile Veins: All men have prominent penile veins. These veins can enlarge and decrease in size normally. With an erection, these veins engorge with blood and this contributes to the erection. In its flaccid stage, the penile veins will be less prominent. I would not advise trying to shrink penile veins. ...Read more

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My son has a raised spot on the back of his penis that is tender to touch?

My son has a raised spot on the back of his penis that is tender to touch?

See doc...: How old is your son? How long has this raised tender spot been? Being raised and tender suggests some acute inflaming change at this spot, which could be a common infected sebaceous cyst or rare inflammation of vein or lymphatics. So see doc soon. How to get the care done rightly? Follow instruction described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer/better with doc. ...Read more

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There are some quite prominent veins in my penis area. Should i be worried?

Where do you mean?: What you are describing might very well be normal but you need to be more specific. I would let a doctor take a look at you if you are worried. ...Read more

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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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What could this small, dry, slightly raised, red, painless spot on head of penis be?

What could this small, dry, slightly raised, red, painless spot on head of penis be?

Here are some...: Without a direct look, it is hard to tell what it may be although it could be related to long tight foreskin or rare penile psoriasis. How sort these out correctly? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish... ...Read more