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What causes small flesh colored bump on my penis head?

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Posted on Sat, 29 Mar 2014
Question: I have small flesh colored bump on the underside of my penis head. It's been there for a year with no change. I'm worrying it could be some type of issue.
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Answered by Dr. Geoffrey (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer: wart Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. You are describing a penile wart. Penile warts are caused by a virus, and can be transmitted during sex. It is important to use a condom to prevent transmission of the virus to your partner. Penile warts can be removed by a dermatologist (with a topical treatment, freezing, or by minor surgery). For a specific diagnosis and treatment or your problem, see a dermatologist. regards,
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Do you beleive it is a wart? My general doctor said it looked like some sort of cyst .
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Answered by Dr. Geoffrey (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: penile lesion Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the photo - it's still a bit unclear, but there are several possibilities for it - wart is still likely, but other kinds of infections are also possible. If you haven't already had them, a blood test for syphilis (RPR or VDRL), a swab of your urethra for gonorrhea, and a first-voided urine test for chlamydia are all indicated. If there is any discharge or opening in the skin, then a swab and culture of that should also be done for diagnosis. If the bump is painless, and hasn't changed in a year, (and if the above tests are negative) you could have it removed. Again, it is important to use condoms when you have sexual relations. If you are concerned about this, recommend you see a dermatologist for a specific diagnosis. Hope that helps. Good luck.
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What causes small flesh colored bump on my penis head?

Brief Answer: wart Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. You are describing a penile wart. Penile warts are caused by a virus, and can be transmitted during sex. It is important to use a condom to prevent transmission of the virus to your partner. Penile warts can be removed by a dermatologist (with a topical treatment, freezing, or by minor surgery). For a specific diagnosis and treatment or your problem, see a dermatologist. regards,