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Treatment for a lump on the shaft of the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   When i woke up this afternoon,i felt a swollen lump on the shaft of my penis.When i'm erect,it looks like a lump on the side of the penis.It doesn't hurt and is the same color as the rest of my skin.I;m not sexually active but do masturbate.Any ideas?
Doctor :   Hu,
User :   hey
Doctor :   does the lump pain on touch ?
User :   no,no pain at all
Doctor :   May i know the size of the lump ?
User :   i would say about the size of a small walnut
User :   maybe smaller than that
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   what is the consistency of the lump , soft or firm ?
User :   It's soft.It feels like just a bunch of skin knotted up in a ball
Doctor :   ok , i think its a local reaction by dilatation of the blood vessels , probably allergic
User :   Will it go away or do i need to get it treated?
Doctor :   wait for one day time , if you see the increase in size consult a dermatologist
User :   What would cause this?It just suddenly appeared.
Doctor :   probably allergic to some chemicals or an insect bite can present this way
Doctor :   and also you have to rush to the consultant if you notice any color change in the lesion
User :   i know you can't rule it out without looking but it doesn't sound cancerous?
Doctor :   no, no cancers do evolve in such a short time
User :   So keep an eye on it for a few days and if it doesn't disappear go see a doctor?
Doctor :   yes, for two days
User :   ok,thank you very much for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me ,
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