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Diagnosis for small bumps on penis. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I initially had 1 or 2 small tiny white bumps on my penis that eventuallly grew larger in size after rubbing them between my two finger through my under wear to scratch them.. They itch at times and have become inflammed from scratching. what is it and how do i make it go away?
User :   Hello.
User :   hello
User :   Since when are you having this complaint?
User :   last 3 weeks
User :   Ok.
User :   Can you send a picture of it?
User :   sure to where/
User :   to YYYY@YYYY
User :   SENT 1
User :   SENT ALL
User :   I haven't received yet?
User :   they are on the way
User :   Ok.
User :   Are you sexually active?
User :   yes. but not unprotected
User :   Any other symptoms like
User :   none
User :   discharge from the penis
User :   just i started scrathing them and they turned inflammed
User :   they were very small white pimple like bumps at first
User :   pain/burning urination.
User :   no
User :   were there any discharge from the bumps?
User :   Any pus like?
User :   the larger on on the head looks as if there could be discharge
User :   Ok.
User :   It is probably a skin infection.
User :   Does it pain when on touch?
User :   not really. it just itches at times
User :   the larger one on head was sore at one point.. but now no
Doctor :   was there any pus or white discharge/material coming out of the bumps at anytime?
User :   no
User :   the larger one looks as if it has pus inside. not white.. kind of clear like
Doctor :   ok, the appearance of pus inside
Doctor :   suggests infection. you need to get them examined
Doctor :   if active pus is coming out of them, it should be tested to identify causative organism
User :   my regular doctor?
Doctor :   to start you on antibiotics to eradicate the infection
Doctor :   yes, please proceed.
User :   ok. did you see the pictures..
User :   hello
Doctor :   I saw the 1 picture you sent me
Doctor :   have you sent me more pictures?
User :   yes i sent about 4
Doctor :   ok. let me see them, pls give me a moment
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok. I have seen them, they suggest two possibilities: 1)infection, 2) small sebaceous cysts.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   you would require an examination by your local doctor/urologist to differentiate between the two
User :   are they both treatable.. what should my next step be.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   and start you with treatment based on the diagnosis
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   yes, they are both treatable unless any STD is found
User :   ook
Doctor :   as few of them require long term treatment
Doctor :   with what you have described and sent the pictures
Doctor :   it looks more like skin or hair follicle infection, or sebaceous cysts.
Doctor :   in case it is infection, you will be put on antibiotics,
User :   ok..
Doctor :   in case it is sebaceous cyst, you can leave them alone, they wont harm you
User :   ok. thank you.
Doctor :   unless you want to get them removed surgically for cosmetic reasons.
User :   i'll make an appointment with my dr. for monday.
User :   they've only been tehre a couple weeks
Doctor :   sure, and you can proceed with treatment as indicated by your examination and test results
User :   ok. thank you so much. good night
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   that's it
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now. goodnight.
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