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    What does a red bump at the base of penis indicate?

Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Lump
Question: Have a red bump at the base of my penis. No itch, no burning, slight sensitivity if touched.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Since when is this present?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Seen the pictures.
Please give additional information.
Since when have you got his?
Are there any such lesions anywhere else on the body?

Appear to be a small skin infection like folliculitis.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 8 minutes later
The first two pictures about 2-3 days ago. Started having sex with my long time gf unprotected. To be specific it's about 2 times a day and don't always take a shower right after. The third picture appeared today. No other lesions
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
As explained below.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the feedback and additional picture.
Noted the history.
This looks more of a skin lesion like folliculitis that can appear after sex, the area might be getting more stretched or rubbed, hair being pulled or anything like that during the intercourse.
Please wash the area immediately after sex.
Use Liquid povidone iodine locally after cleaning to keep the area sterile.
Ask your gf whether she has any such lesion, leucorrhoea or so.
I hope this clears up soon.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 12 hours later
The 4th pic is the same lesion as the third pic but appears to have become inflamed. Still no itch or burn or pain or any discharge but concerned how it looks inflamed.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 5 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
The picture is more suggestive folliculitis as has hair in the center.
Follow the advise given above.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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