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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer