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I have a lump on my penile shaft. It became noticeable during

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I have a lump on my penile shaft. It became noticeable during unprotected intercourse around 2 and a half weeks ago. During intercourse I felt pain and have not had intercourse since I noticed it. I have fordyce spots. However never had anything like this before. I thought at first it was an ingrown hair. But nothing produced through the skin. I had just had my wisdom teeth out at the time as well. I was put on a course of antibiotics. This still didnt help. It looks a lot like a hair follicle infection to me, compared to what I have been seeing over the internet.

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

Is the lump painful?

Customer:

Yes

Customer:

It is a dull pain. It felt like skin had been rubbed away during intercourse. Now it feels like an ingrown hair.

Dr Brims :

Is it the same size as when you noticed it?

Customer:

About the same size yes.

Dr Brims :

Hard or soft?

Customer:

Hard, like a pimple?... not rock hard.

Dr Brims :

Okay, then this may be a pimple, or it may be inflammation in a sebaceous gland

Customer:

... Well no head has come to like a pimple. I have been applying triple antibiotic ointment on it for the past 3 days. Have been trying a warm wash cloth for the past 2 days as well as the antibiotic ointment.

Customer:

I was also hoping the antibiotic course the dentist had me on would have helped out as well. :/

Dr Brims :

A pimple does not always come to a head, and antibiotics do not treat pimples

Customer:

Oh.... OK. I was going to attempt to use a stearlised needle to pop it. However I figured this would be a better route. Any suggestions for me Doc?

Customer:

Sterilized*

Dr Brims :

I think you should consider applying cortisone cream to help until it resolves

Customer:

OK. I am more then willing to try that. I don't want to be impatient, but how long could this take to resolve its self?

Dr Brims :

It may take up to 4 weeks

Customer:

OK. Should I stay away from sexual activities? Any and all or?

Customer:

And how long before I should see improvement?

Dr Brims :

If you have sex you may want to use protection to keep it from getting infected

Dr Brims :

It should improve within 7-10 days

Customer:

OK.... Thanks Doc, any brand of cream you would recommend?

Dr Brims :

Cortisone cream any type will do

Customer:

Alright.

Dr Brims :

You're welcome

Customer:

Thanks again

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