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Small soft lump, pea sized on penis shaft - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi - I have a very small soft lump which feels like tissue about 1/5th the size of a pea at the base of my penis shaft. It is under the skin and right down the bottom towards the place it connects to my body. It isn't paiinful and isnt attached. It moves around somewhat with my fingers. What could this be?
Doctor :   it could be skin tag
User :   what is a skin tag?
Doctor :   it could could fat tissue growth called lipoma
Doctor :   excess skin growth
User :   is lipoma anything to be concerned about?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   they harmless growths
User :   it feels like its disconnected from my skin and more related to the shaft itself
Doctor :   they are comsetically not good
Doctor :   but u said it is movable
Doctor :   so it is in skin
User :   yes
User :   I suppose it feels like its in the tissue between my skin and shaft
Doctor :   itis in the skin of the shafft of penis
Doctor :   exaclty
Doctor :   that is called subcutanoeus tissue
Doctor :   fat tissue growth is common in subcutaneosus area
User :   I see, do I need to have it taken out or will it go etc?
Doctor :   it can be taken out completely by surgeoon
User :   Its not detectable unless having a good rumage around so would it be wise just to leave it??
Doctor :   OK
User :   ??
Doctor :   if it is not bothering u and not detectable, I recommend you leave and watch the growth
Doctor :   when it grow high then go for excision of the lump
User :   When you say watch the growth, for what reason?
Doctor :   if it very small, excision is very tough
Doctor :   if it is reasonably big it can be cut
User :   any risk if I just leave it alone?
Doctor :   there are no risks
User :   ok perfect.... thats a great help, thank you!
Doctor :   it's cosmetic
Doctor :   thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
User :   thanks again, you too
User :   bye
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