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Lump around the penis, engorged vein, some white spots on the head of the penis, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi
User :   Ok I Have a question about anatomy....the male genetals
Doctor :   Yes,. please
User :   below the head of my penis I have a "lump" not really a lumb cause its soft maybe some kind of vessel. its not a vein cause its skin colored. It looks like a little worm going around my penis. its about 1,5 cm. I asked a dermatologist he took a look and claimed that it was a lymph...that it should be there....
User :   Then i read some other place that the lymph isnt on the penis. Now im confused?
Doctor :   Does the swelling pain on touch ?
User :   No
User :   its very thin
Doctor :   Ok since when are you noticing the same ?
User :   I dont know?
Doctor :   Is there any deviation in the penis direction or position ?
User :   Nope...
Doctor :   Ok, is it deep seated or superficial in the skin ?
User :   No it is superficial
User :   Looks like a little worm going just under the skin
User :   It doesnt hurt but im pretty paranoid anyway
Doctor :   OK, this probably could be a engorged vein
User :   engorged
User :   What does that mean?
Doctor :   it means veins which would have blocked or those which have lost the capacity to let the blood in , which could be due to changes in its wall like fibrosis
User :   Ok...hmm
User :   maybe I should take a picture of it
Doctor :   such type of veins are very common around the penis and are typical to the skin type there
User :   Ok....
Doctor :   if possible yes, do tak a image of it and send it
User :   Ok...I have another question then
User :   I will take a picture also
Doctor :   i will mail you the right diagnosis after having a look on it
User :   No i will just pay again
User :   cause I have another question
User :   I will get you again when i pay right?
Doctor :   YES,
User :   Ok the other question
User :   If we run out of time ill be back in 5-10 minutes ok
Doctor :   ok, no problem
User :   On the head of my penis I have some white spots. Not on top but under the skin. The dermatologist said it was very common
User :   He said it was places where the blood stream didnt have a high pressure or something like that
User :   Does that sound right to you?
Doctor :   yes, that can be a possibility
Doctor :   but i can confirm the same if i can have a look on the image
User :   Ok...well Ill be back
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   time will run out before I can take the I pay and you will hook me up once more ok? ;)¨
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Ok i will send them now. will you please delete them afterwards if possible ;)
User :   Its a private thing...
Doctor :   Yes, sure .I will delete them .Well they are very confidential mails only accessed by me
User :   Ok...
User :   correct?
Doctor :   correct
User :   Ok have sent them
User :   The first question you know
User :   The second picture shows a kind of white shape under the skin that looks like a heart...
Doctor :   Ok, please wait while i have a look over them
User :   the hearth thing the dermatologist told me was just less blood stream and totally normal.
User :   ok
User :   I wish the picture was better. The light is bad because it is night here
Doctor :   yes, the pictures are very typical of the diagnosis i provided
Doctor :   and the dermatologist too is right , the pale spot is due to difference in vascularity ( blood suply )
User :   with respect to the first question. Sometimes it seems as the "worm" gets a little dry and a flake of skin comes of. Is that normal?
User :   Its not like 10 tons...but a little dry
Doctor :   yes, thats normal
User :   So overall this is normal?
Doctor :   yes, But you have to observe them regularly to see any change in the color or any sudden increase in the size
Doctor :   that is when you may be needing some tests to rule out any serious pathologies
User :   in the size of what?
User :   The white spots?
Doctor :   Doubling in a day
Doctor :   i meant for the first lesion you mentioned
User :   Ahh ok....
User :   So not the vascularity
Doctor :   the white spots are not of concern at al , most of people will have such white spots
User :   Ok but the first thing?
User :   I only have 1 of them
Doctor :   yes,
User :   1 ehhm worm
User :   So what could it else be??
User :   I mean doubling in 24 hours? :O
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Well that hasnt happend yet
User :   So I guess im normal or what?
Doctor :   normal
User :   Ok thanks
User :   still typing?
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   ;)
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye ,Take care
User :   thank you for your help
Doctor :   Wish you good health
User :   you too... and delete the pictures ;)
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
User :   yes i will bye
Doctor :   yes , I deleted them already
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