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What causes a bump on the penile shaft?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I have one single bump under the skin on the top of penis shaft.Similar to the size of lead on a pencil. Has been there for quite some time, and doesn't go away. there is no pain. if I squeeze it(which I did once), what looked like a white puss came out. after awhile it just come back.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Epidermoid cyst, go for surgical enucleation

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcare magic

I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph.

According to me you are having epidermoid cyst which is a harmless benign condition.

You can leave it as such but if you want permanent cure for it consult a dermatologist and get it removed surgically so that there is no recurrence.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (18 minutes later)
Is there risk of infection if I try to squeeze it out? I have health insurance, but I don't think I can afford any type of surgery.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chances of infection in epidermoid cyst

Detailed Answer:
There are always chances of infection in epidermoid cyst.
If you don't want to go for surgery, leave it as such. Don't squeeze as it will recur.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (26 minutes later)
Thank you for your time Dr. Asmeet. You've been very helpful.


Regards.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome !!! Good luck !!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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What causes a bump on the penile shaft?

Brief Answer: Epidermoid cyst, go for surgical enucleation Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcare magic I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph. According to me you are having epidermoid cyst which is a harmless benign condition. You can leave it as such but if you want permanent cure for it consult a dermatologist and get it removed surgically so that there is no recurrence. Regards Dr Asmeet