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I've been worried about a bump on my penis. Its just about

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Hi, I've been worried about a bump on my penis. Its just about gone but it itched but wasn't painful at all. I have excema so I was wondering if its just that or some type of std like herpes. I didn't have any blisters filled with liquid of any sort but I'm still concerned. Can u help me out?
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Customer: There is a small lump on the side of the shaft but I thought it might have been from rough sex
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 4 months ago.


Welcome to Justanswer website.

Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Do you have history of unprotected sex with multiple partners?

Has this bump appeared after sex?

Burning urination or any other symptoms?

Can you please share picture.


Expert:  Dr Josh replied 4 months ago.


I can see that you are online, so i am posting my answer.

Well, from the description it sounds to be Folliculitis.

It arise from Hair follicles and sebaceous (sweat) glands and occur due to the fact that hair follicles become infected, often with Staphylococcus aureus.

It is not related with STD or any other serious issue.

Yes, rough sex, can lead to such bump. This is not related with STD. Don't worry.

No need to get panic.

You can apply a warm, moist washcloth or compress to the affected area 4-5 times a day to relieve discomfort and help the area drain.

You can try over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to affected area.

You should gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment.

You can use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash.

Usually such symptoms will get resolve in a week by these tips.

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