What causes a hard lump on the shaft of the penis?
possible hernia or cyst
Hello and thank you for your question?
Whenever we hear about a lump that comes and goes we think of a hernia. The area that you describe is not the most common place for a hernia but hernias can occur almost anywhere. The other possibility is a cyst that is filling with fluid and then emptying. Another possibility is a lymph node but that is less likely since they do not usually come and go like that.
In order to get an exact diagnosis you would need to see a doctor and have it examined when it is obvious.
There is nothing to do in the meantime but I do urge you to see a doctor and get this examined.
you are right
Hello and thanks for the follow up.
You are right that a hernia would not feel bone hard. Cysts could feel hard but would not fill up and drain in hours, more like days. Also lipomas are usually soft. Hard nodule sound more like lymph node though some possible problem with the mesh is also possible if it is in that area. Yes an MRI or possibly even US would show it up most likely. The encouraging news is that lymph nodes in the groin are common in adults even up to 2cm (about grape size) and not really a concern. If it is not causing you pain or discomfort then just talk to your doctor about whether or not they think imaging of some sort is necessary.
Best to you
you are welcome
It is interesting that this comes and goes. If your lipomas are hard then it could be a lipoma. Since you are a chiropractor then you can easily discuss this with your doctor about whether or not this needs to be pursued with US or MRI.
I wish you the best.
you really need to be seen by urologist
I am sorry but I do not have a urologist that I can consult. You could try asking for a specialty consult on HealthcareMagic. I believe they have urologists, but I really think that this can only be sorted out in person.
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