Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

Soft lump on penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Penis Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1773 Questions
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
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?

Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor