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My dog has a hard lump at the base of s penis.

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good morning. My dog has a hard lump at the base of his penis.
Submitted: 1 year ago via Dog-Health-Guide.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is it bothering him?

3- Is the lump below or above the skin?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just noticed it a few days ago while bathing him.
It does not seem to be bothering him
The lump is below the skin. Feels like the bulbils? Area at the base of his penis
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Can you post a picture on this thread for me to see?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay now I'm embarrassed. It seems to have passed. Sorry to have bothered you. And I just felt it there again this morning. Maybe he had to pee.
Have a good day and a Happy Thanks Giving
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, there is no reason to be embarrassed, always best to double check. But, as you suspected it sounds like the swelling you were seeing is the bulbis glandis which is erectile tissue of the penis in male dogs, this is normal.

Have a great day. Happy Thanksgiving as well.

Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Teddy. How is everything going?
Dr. Peter

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