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What causes purple lump on the urethral opening?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: I have a small soft purple lump on the right side of my ureathra that I can see when pulling the sides of my penis head apart. It burns slightly When I urinate. What could this be?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
purple lump nothing but engorged vein

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
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Thanks for posting your query

The purple lump you are seeing over the inner aspect of the urethral opening is nothing but the engorged vein under the mucus lining.
Irritation of that region may be due to an inflammation, irritation or a tiny ulcer.
You had mentioned that you had an unprotected exposure. A careful examination of the region and urine may give a clue for the diagnosis.
Consult your physician and he will guide you for further management.
Dr S Murugan
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What causes purple lump on the urethral opening?

Brief Answer: purple lump nothing but engorged vein Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM Thanks for posting your query The purple lump you are seeing over the inner aspect of the urethral opening is nothing but the engorged vein under the mucus lining. Irritation of that region may be due to an inflammation, irritation or a tiny ulcer. You had mentioned that you had an unprotected exposure. A careful examination of the region and urine may give a clue for the diagnosis. Consult your physician and he will guide you for further management. Dr S Murugan