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What causes swelling in the penis?

Hi my penis has suddenly starting swelling N is now dark purple N a light green it hurts really bad this has happen before everyone I take a shower N dandruff shampoo is washed out my hair N goes on my penis area it breaks out like that the doctor said it was herpes but there is no possible way it cud be how do I treat this?
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
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Oncologist 's  Response
Hi,

The condition is often caused by an overgrowth of either bacteria or yeast. The foreskin of the penis is an ideal place for these organisms to grow because it can trap moisture around the penis head.

Injuries on the tip of the penis or foreskin can cause swelling and discomfort. Using scented soaps to clean your penis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Monish De, Oncologist
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