Lumps On The Penis Are Reddish Rather Hard?
Hello there is like a reddish lump that is rather hard on my penis, it doesn’t feel painful or itchy, just when squeezed, it hurts, what is it and how do I overcome it? Thank you
There are many causes of lumps on the penis, both due to infection and non-infection. Causes of penis lumps include:
A type of acne / blemishes that arise due to blockages in the skin follicles. Generally arise in the shaft of the penis. If you have never had sex, a lump on the penis can be caused by this. Slight reddish lumps, painful to the touch. This lump can usually disappear on its own.
Pearly penile papules are small lumps, the same color as the surrounding skin, and are usually found in the area of the tip of the penis. This lump is a normal variation and can disappear on its own without treatment.
Fordycots are small yellowish or white spots that are usually found in the tip or shaft of the penis. This lump is also harmless and does not require special treatment.
Lymphocele is a lump that is marked by the presence of hard swelling that suddenly appears on the shaft of the penis after masturbation or sexual intercourse. This condition occurs when the lymph nodes in the penis experience a temporary obstruction and will disappear spontaneously.
Genital warts are sexually transmitted infections caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Venereal warts can cause discomfort, pain and itching. Treatment can be with medication ointment or surgery
Other sexually transmitted diseases such as genital herpes, syphilis, and molluscum contagiosum can provide a lump on the penis as well.
Penile cancer usually begins with a lump that appears on the shaft or tip of the penis. Other symptoms of penile cancer include thickening or discoloration of the skin of the penis, redness or rash on the penis, a pile of smelly liquid under the foreskin, or a small, crusty lump.
Handling of lumps on the penis is adjusted to the underlying cause. A complete physical examination is certainly needed to establish a diagnosis of disease. Investigations such as blood laboratories, serology tests, and several other tests are needed to distinguish one cause from another cause such as sexually transmitted infections.
It's best to avoid scratching the lump to avoid secondary infection. Bathing regularly at least 2 times a day and always change the underwear afterwards. Avoid wearing pants that are too tight or changing towels / underwear. Avoid unsafe sexual relations. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.