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I have a single red bump that came up a few days ago. It is

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Hey I have a single red bump that came up a few days ago. It is freaking me out, but there is also a cut about 2mm next to it, but not close enough to be grouped together. However the bump has been there for about 2-3 days and the cut literally showed up in a matter of me at work. Went to work and it wasn't there and then I got off and it was scabbed up. The bump is not painful nor is the cut other then a regular cut. Can you please help me out
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Where is the bump exactly located?

How large is the bump?

Is it enlarging?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Half way up the shaft and on the left side, it is roughly 2mm around and it has gotten bigger since I first noticed it, and I am 22 years of age
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Did you have unprotected sex?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do. But with one person since I have last been tested. And I have been with them for like over a month. How could it just be showing up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will attaching a picture help?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Yes, please attach it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did you get it
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Yes, please wait.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information,

There can be a few possibilities.
There can be an infection.
A bacterial or viral infection like herpes can be there.
Herpes usually cause pain, blister.
Infection like a fungal one can be there too.

Though it is not typical for Herpes but that needs to be ruled out.

I would advise to get it examined by doctor.

Till you see doctor, neosporin cream can be applied.
This can help with bacterial infection.

I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
okay, so it could be herpes? But not likely?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does the cut on my shaft change your outlook on anything?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It showed up before the bump but showed up within hours
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Cut can get infected with bacteria.

But the bump is a little away

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm saying the cut couldn't be from anything? But also I just need to go see a regular doc and schedule an apt?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Cut can be from friction, scratching.

You can schedule an appointment with your regular doctor.