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Swollen Purple Glans
One young man referred to the glans penis as the "mushroom part" of the penis - the sensitive end of the penis. This is different than "glands" - which are parts of the body that produce hormones. Examples are the thyroid gland which puts out thyroid hormone, or the ovary which makes estrogen, progesterone, etc. ...Read more
I am suffering of lesion at the border of glans of my penis as a reddish puffy swollen border on each side of glans and some time pin like pain.
Hello, I have pain in my clitoris area. When I pick up the hood the clitoris glans come out and the one on the left is swollen a bit and red. It is p?
I found a darkish purple spot on my glans a few mo. Back, 1mm or smaller. No pain, itching, or anything else. Should I worry?
No. Think of it as: An identifying mark. Continue to observe. Report any further changes. ...Read more
I've a white puss coming out from (under) penis, b/w glans and shaft. There is something swollen (from seed to 3x siz). It hurts. It's been a week now.
Go to the Doctor: You have an infection. You need to be seen today by your family doctor. ...Read more
At the lower joining of my glans penis and foreskin, out of the two joining ends one end has swollen. Dsnt go bk to normal. Though dsnt pain. What is it?
Not certain: If this problem continues please see a urologist and have them evaluate. ...Read more
What are these bumps? I have bumps all over the glans of my penis some are purple and slightly raised. I can really see them if I squeeze the glans.
? Pearly pink papules: A symmetrical ring of of ting bumps around penis just under outer edge of glans penis are perfectly normal. Tend to be more prominent on a circumcised penis and can appear to be more or less prominent from time to time. They are normal. Feel free to send a photo for us to review privately and comment confidentially if you think the bumps are something else. ...Read more
Hydradenitis?: Worst case scenario here would be something called "hydradenitis suppurations", which could be a significant and stubborn infection. You should be evaluated for this locally. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Hi there what does it mean when your penis glans are red & inflamed & painful & swollen & tight foreskin?
You must be uncircumcised. The foreskin is tight and acting as a tight rubber band on head of penis. This results in swelling, redness, possible inflammation.
The remedy : Sit in a warm tub, or dip penis in warm jar, gently try pulling foreskin forward. Sometimes you may have to use a dab of antibiotic ointment for lubrication. If feasible, see an MD, preferably a urologist.
Best in health ...Read more
My penis meatus is red & swollen as lips since years, no other symptoms, I never had sex, I can't retract foreskin over glans, is there a problem?
Was riding my exercise cycle hard this morning and now my glans penis is swollen and red no itching or rash. I am circumsized, monogamous. Trombus? N
I have what I think are pearly penile papules on the corona of my glans and also Fordyce spots on the underside of penis. However, the corona of my penis appears a little red/purple and is sensitive/sore to the touch do I need to worry about anything?
Benign penile lesion: This is a benign condition commonly seen in circumcised individuals. You do not need to worry about it. ...Read more
My kids have swollen glans or aka sore throat. Do I use? They hate haggling with salt and water. And I have no caffeine free tea. What do I do?
Sore throat: If gargling with warm salt water is a problem, perhaps they will sip beef or chicken bouillon, the saltiness of which is soothing to a sore throat. Honey is also soothing (caution in very young whose immune system may not yet be fully developed). Chicken soup provides warmth, saltiness, nutrition from chicken protein, decongestion. If sore throat worsens or high fever, see fp for eval & tx. ...Read more
Get it checked: We don't know how long ago you had the IV. There is possibility of IV site infection which can cause swelling and discoloration. It can also e caused by IV I filtering in the underlying skin which usually gets better by itself. But it is a good idea to get it checked ...Read more
I smashed my finger between two chairs and it got purple and swollen. It's been hurting for two weeks now. What should I do?
Have it seen: You may need an xray to make sure it isn't broken. An exam may help understand the damage and what can be done to repair it. ...Read more
I think I broke my pinky last night, but im not sure. Its swollen and purple and hurts to move. How do I know if its broken, sprained, jammed...Etc.?
See a doctor: Go to either your physician or an urgent care clinic and they will be able to tell - with or without x-ray. They'll probably use a device or bandage to immobilize it for some weeks. It may not really matter that you know as much as that they do and that they give you relief and as much corrective treatment as possible. Good luck! ...Read more
I was bitten by 3-4 ants on Nov. 7, and the spot swelled up that Sunday morning and is still swollen today, it's turning pinkish purple, what do I do?
Many causes: Purple lips, also known as cyanosis in medical terminology, is caused by the discoloration of the skin and membranes. The area that is affected by cyanosis appears to be bluish in color. Though purple lips can be caused due to cold weather, it can also be a cause for concern, as it may be a symptom of underlying diseases related to the heart and respiratory system. ...Read more
Swollen finger: If this is the result of trauma, typically the best thing to do initially is rest ice compression and elevation (rice). And then see a doctor to assess the degree of injury i.E is there a fracture. If it's not trauma related, one would need a further evalluation as to whether you have some vascular/circulation issue or possibly infection. Regardless, best to get a consult. ...Read more
See the podiatrist: To be on the safe side, have a podiatrist check your toe. Depending on how you smashed your toe, it may be superficial like a blood blister under the nail (subungual hematoma) or a more severe situation with a fractured bone. This could be enclosed or an open fracture in which the bone is exposed in the nail bed. It's not normal. Get checked to be safe! ...Read more
My heels are blue and purple, swollen and very painful; my Achilles are painful ad wrl wondering what it could be?
There are potentially: Many different problems that could present this way. Vascular, orthopedic or autoimmune. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
A mosquito bited me a couple houres ago, it got swollen and purple. Is that dangerous? Because I'm afraid of the purple bruise
I was gaming for several hours and I woke up with my left thumb bigger than my right. It feels swollen but its not purple or anything.?
We'll amputate!: Joke! Naturally if you do any activity for a long period it can cause swelling. Your Left thumb is not in as good shape as your Right one. If you are rRght handed it is not surprising that your right thumb can work longer without trouble. Too much gaming, enough to cause physical symptoms is a big sign that you need to back off some and have other hobbies. Don't be a "1 trick pony." ...Read more
A swollen spot about 2" long came up on my bikini line. It hurts if I touch/bump or scratch it. It has been present for a while&is purple. Help!
"boil": Sounds like a inflamed sebaceous gland. Apply moist heat and see your doctor. ...Read more
Thinking I got bit by a spider 4 days ago its really red and swollen I cant seem to get the swelling down aroung the bite it just turned purple?
INFECTION?: Hot, red, swollen, painful are signs of infection. Also, perhaps a local allergic or toxic type reaction to the bite itself. Sometimes they can form a tiny abscess which MAY, not always, need to be drained. If you do not have a primary doctor, should go to the ER; a doctor should actually look at it and feel it to decide. Good luck. ...Read more