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Is this firm or soft to the touch?
I already asked whether this feels firm or soft to the touch.
A firm bump of this appearance is most likely some fibrous tissue. It could have started as local trauma to the skin during sex or oral sex, and then fibrous tissue was placed.
It is possible that an early genital wart can look like a small firm bump, but it would typically have advanced over 6 months when they are present for this length of time. There are also frequently small black dots in a wart, which I do not see in this lesions, even with magnification.
To promote healing, it is important to not scratch, pick, or rub the bump. Topical application of vitamin E oil can help.
It can advance either by forming multiple lesions or by the one lesion getting larger. The multiple lesions are frequently close to each other, but they do not need to be.
If the bump improves with the vitamin E oil that I noted above along with avoiding any scratching, rubbing, or picking, then it is not necessary to be seen. If it does not improve with these interventions or starts to worsen, then it would be appropriate to be seen.
Any bump om the penile shaft could be a wart, although the appearance looks like it is more likely not a wart. However, even if it is a wart, it is not as simple as going to get treated to avoid spreading the virus that causes the wart. Almost everyone that has been sexually active with multiple sexual partners have been infected with HPV at some point, even if they never manifested visible warts, and it spreads whether there are visible warts. So, getting rid of visible warts does not eliminate the risk of spreading the virus.
Is there any further information that would be helpful?
Topical vitamin E is common for fibrous lesions. If it were soft, then it could be an obstructed sweat gland, which would be similar to a pimple.
Please let me know if I can provide any further assistance.