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I have a clogged sweat gland on the shaft of my penis and my

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I have a clogged sweat gland on the shaft of my penis and my doctor told me it should go away on its own. I noticed the bump about a week ago. I have a girlfriend and was wondering if I should refrain from sexual activity or be okay to continue.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Is it painful to touch?

Do you have burning urination?

Are you taking any medications?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No it's not painful to touch and i still can go to the bathroom. the only medication is cream to put on it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the cream is mupirocin cream
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


It sounds to be Sebaceous cyst.

It is a swollen, blocked grease gland and occur on side or middle of penis shaft. It forms from proliferation of epidermal cells within the dermis. It is a swollen, blocked grease glands which occur on middle of penis shaft.

Sebaceous cysts are very common and generally of no consequence. The material in the cysts is a thick white substance that resembles toothpaste (in color & consistency but not in odor).

It is not an STD, and would not be transferred to your partner.

Yes, you can go for sex, with your partner after one week.

Yes, you should continue use of Mupirocin cream on affected part for 1 week.

I would suggest, that you should stay away from sex, for one week, till you are using this cream and then after this time, you can have sex.

I hope this helps.

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