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Soft lump on penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   well i found a small spot on the shaft of my penis.
Doctor :   ok
User :   it's about the size of a pen tip and shaped like a pill... if thta makes sence
User :   no pain or discomfort
Doctor :   ok
User :   Just one spot. it's slighty raised
User :   and it's a little darker then the skin around it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   plz provide your age?
Doctor :   occupation?
User :   29
User :   dispatcher
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when it is there?
User :   this is the second day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it like a bump?
User :   yes... ive had zits and ingrown hairs before and it does not look like that.. it shaped like a small pill
Doctor it is more toward the head of the penis or towards the base?
User :   middle. just past the hair line

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   single or multiple partners?
User :   single
Doctor :   if you hold your penis then will you be able to feel the bump?
User :   yes. i noticed it b/c i saw it first
Doctor :   but can you feel by your hand while you hold the penis?

User :   no. it not large enough. and the bump is not hard
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it feels soft?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is your partner having any problem like some discharge, foul smell
User :   not at all.
Doctor :   i mean any signs of infection?
Doctor :   ok
User :   nope. she is fine. she just had a pap about 4 weeks ago and everything was a ok.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the bump below the foreskin or above it? I mean that you can see it after retracting the foreskin?
User :   it above the foreskin

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   it seems to be some clogged gland which keep the foeskin shiny
Doctor :   there is something called microclogging
User :   ok
Doctor :   in which the minute glands which keep the skin healthy and prevents it from the infections
User :   With most std's would there be multiple spots? pain? discomfort?

Doctor :  
when one or more of these glands clog they will result in the bump
User :   ok
Doctor :   these clogged spots will generaly not result in the pain or discomfort
User :   ok

Doctor :   not to worry
Doctor :   if they ge infected very rarely
User :   how long before it goes away?

Doctor :   then they will lead to pain and discomfort
Doctor :   they may take 2-3 weeks
Doctor :   but dont worry
Doctor :   it will disappear
User :   if anytthing changes when should i see a doctor in person?

User :   or what should i keep a eye on?
Doctor :   if there is pain or it turns into a pustule then you will need to apply some medications but i dont feel a need of a doctor
Doctor :   only if thee is some foukl smelling discharge from the penis then only you will need to consult a doctor
Doctor :   *foul
Doctor :   did you follow?
User :   ok

Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thank you

User :   thanks a bunch
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
User :   i will
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