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What causes red bumps on the penile shaft?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

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Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 in General Health
Question: Hello i have a question about a red bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple but its been there for a few weeks
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 0 minute later
hello derar
many possibilities can be there
better if you attach a photo pic herewith as an attachment if no objection
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thanks dear regards take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 13 minutes later
Heres a pic
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
folliculitis or STD related .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly with attached photograph .

* There are different possibilities as
- folliculitis - sexually transmitted disease related - others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Change in size since appearance .
2. Associated itching , pain if any .
3. History of unprotected sex sometime before the appearance of it .
4. Systemic illness as diabetes or others present or not .

Awaiting for your details .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 9 minutes later
Its been quite a while since ive had unprotected sex. Long before this showed up. It hasnt changed size and only started hurting after i picked at it thinking it was a pimple
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Seems primary concern of bacterial infection .

* Recommendations at present

- Keep the part clean with antiseptic liquid .
- Local application of Polymycin cream 3 times a day .
- In our clinic we recommend antibiotics of cephalosporin group for which you
have to get prescription with your doctor .

- Wear loose , clean , cotton inner wears .
- Avoid scratching or picking it .
- Tab. advil ( 400 ) mg 3 times a day after meals preferably with antacids help
with its NSAID property .
- Avoid intercourse at present .
- Keep watch on its size and progress .

* Follow up recommended after 3 days for further action plan .

Hope this will help you for sure .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Always welcome for any further guidance .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 19 minutes later
What would cause this?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Different reasons given .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome dear

* Possible different reasons are

- Balanitis ( from hygiene issue or bacterial infection )
- Yeast infection
- STD ( genital warts through HPV , herpes , syphillis )
- Viral infection ( as molluscum contagiosum )
- Lice , ring worm

Regards .
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