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Doctor insights on: Swollen Purple Glans

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How do you make swollen glans go down ?

See a doctor: Lymph nodes need evaluation. You can't make them go down by yourself. ...Read more

Glans (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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I'm a diabetic type 2 and under my arms my glans are really swollen . Is this serious?

I'm a diabetic type 2 and under my arms my glans are really swollen . Is this serious?

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

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Hi there what does it mean when your penis glans are red & inflamed & painful & swollen & tight foreskin?

See remark: 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

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