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I have this purple vein going up the right side of penis shaft. What is it for?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. James Lin
Agreed in general, but seek a pro-evaluation and counseling timely so to verify what it/they could be and to ease anxiety by learning more the truth and facts of life. Best wish ...
2 doctors agree

In brief: Penis

Veins are rather large on the shaft of the penis and is normal.

In brief: Penis

Veins are rather large on the shaft of the penis and is normal.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Venous blood drain

Male patients will vary in the appearance of the veins on the penis.
Some may have very pronounced veins that run the length of the top or side of the penis. Aside from being cosmetically different, they are performing the normal function to drain blood away from the penis.

In brief: Venous blood drain

Male patients will vary in the appearance of the veins on the penis.
Some may have very pronounced veins that run the length of the top or side of the penis. Aside from being cosmetically different, they are performing the normal function to drain blood away from the penis.
Dr. James Fishman
Dr. James Fishman
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