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What causes a hard painful lump on left side of the penis?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: Hi, I noticed a hard vainy lump on the left side of my penis, just below the head. It is mostly noticeable when I am erect and pull the foreskin back. It moves around easily. I noticed it after masterbation. I do not use lube and my foreskin seemed a little swollen afterwards. I never had it before and it doesn't really hurt or anything. What is this? I've had it for about 2 days.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be due to Physical trauma and is usually benign!!!

Detailed Answer:
I warmly Welcome you!

I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Thanks for the consult here at HCM.

Your case history and symptoms show this lesion to be possibly due to a physical trauma to the penis head (glans) due to masturbation. Masturbation itself isn't so harmful if proper care is observed. You need to use a lubricant e.g KY Gel to keep the surface soft and frictionless as penis has very sensitive skin especially on its glans. When vigorously treated as in masturbation (as you did) it may cause such physical trauma and prominent veins.

Please don't be scared and sit relax as this will go away at its own. No heroic medical intervention is needed at this point of time. Just refrain from masturbation. It is mandatory to give rest to the penis at least for the time it is being healed up.

Take plenty of water and keep a healthy and balanced diet. Remain physically active and avoid tight underwear or garments. Wear loose fitting clothes. Take ACETAMINOPHEN 625mg after meals twice daily to expedite the recovery. No topical medications needed. You may apply cold sponging on shafts and glans penis

Hope it helps. Feel free to contact me anytime directly from my profile if you need further assistance.

Regards!
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What causes a hard painful lump on left side of the penis?

Brief Answer: Seems to be due to Physical trauma and is usually benign!!! Detailed Answer: I warmly Welcome you! I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Thanks for the consult here at HCM. Your case history and symptoms show this lesion to be possibly due to a physical trauma to the penis head (glans) due to masturbation. Masturbation itself isn't so harmful if proper care is observed. You need to use a lubricant e.g KY Gel to keep the surface soft and frictionless as penis has very sensitive skin especially on its glans. When vigorously treated as in masturbation (as you did) it may cause such physical trauma and prominent veins. Please don't be scared and sit relax as this will go away at its own. No heroic medical intervention is needed at this point of time. Just refrain from masturbation. It is mandatory to give rest to the penis at least for the time it is being healed up. Take plenty of water and keep a healthy and balanced diet. Remain physically active and avoid tight underwear or garments. Wear loose fitting clothes. Take ACETAMINOPHEN 625mg after meals twice daily to expedite the recovery. No topical medications needed. You may apply cold sponging on shafts and glans penis Hope it helps. Feel free to contact me anytime directly from my profile if you need further assistance. Regards!