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What does lump on the penile shaft indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: I had a lump on my penile shaft started as a small number I squeezed it and it grew started to make one side of my penis swollen now sore and white puss have appeared been hurting and sensation tonite i squeezed the yellowish puss out the now open sore. is this staph infection or herpes or some thing else. I also have a lump by my public hair by my lower abs where my public hair starts on three same side as the lump or sore
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Likely bacterial infection .Herpes to be ruled out.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for query. I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.
Welcome to health care magic. I have gone through the details and photos.
Please send following details:
- intercourse history if any
- partner history if any
- duration of lesions
- Symptoms
- any other lesions

The swellings may be due to lymph nodes enlargement due to the infection in penis.

It appears to be due to bacterial infection.Herpes simplex virus (HSV) has to be ruled out.You consult your doctor for oral antibiotics .
You can get back for any clarification with details.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Dermatologist and venerologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti (4 hours later)
I am going to get tested tomorrow to rule out herpes, I have had one partner in recent history about 3 weeks ago used condom, I have no other lesions no symptoms besides feeling g small bump that grew now white yellowish puss started coming out
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get the tests done HSV 1&2 antibodies.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for follow up query.

You can go ahead with tests for herpes HSV1& 2 antibodies. (IgG &IgM).
You can take oral antibiotics after consulting your doctor. Topical antibiotic cream like mupirocin can be applied .
Maintain genital hygiene.
You can get back for any clarification.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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What does lump on the penile shaft indicate?

Brief Answer: Likely bacterial infection .Herpes to be ruled out. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for query. I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query. Welcome to health care magic. I have gone through the details and photos. Please send following details: - intercourse history if any - partner history if any - duration of lesions - Symptoms - any other lesions The swellings may be due to lymph nodes enlargement due to the infection in penis. It appears to be due to bacterial infection.Herpes simplex virus (HSV) has to be ruled out.You consult your doctor for oral antibiotics . You can get back for any clarification with details. Thank you Dr Bharatesh D Basti Dermatologist and venerologist