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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums and I'm not even sure I'm in the right place to ask this, but I have a somewhat embarrassing health-related question about a strange red "bump" that has recently appeared on my penis.

    I'm seventeen years old, and after coming home from school today I noticed a stiff, sore feeling around the base of my penis when I took it out of my pants to urinate. I didn't think much of the feeling at the time, but after inspecting the region later, I found that about an inch above the penis's base was some sort of pink, pea-sized bump raised several millimeters above the surface of the skin, almost as though some sort of acne blemish had made its way into my foreskin.

    I'm a healthy, young boy (though I'm sure you've already figured that out) and, for what it's worth, have never been sexually active in any way. I'm confident that this "thing" is nothing worth worrying about, but I certainly don't want to find myself waking up in the morning with a rotten willie lying next to me.

    Believe me, I did quite a bit of research on the subject before turning to this forum, but I was never able to find any convincing possibilities as to what this thing could be. Can anyone offer me any insight?

    Could this be some bruise caused by some extreme masturbation session or simply a bizarrely-placed acne pimple?

    Thanks!


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    see a doctor

    Anything growing on your body that shouldn't is a life threat. Perhaps it is cancer - see a doctor. If its a false test then you live, if it confirms cancer then surgery will give you a very good chance of survival. If you wait, the condition may go away of its own or it might aggravate.

    If you are embarrassed to see a doctor ask a parent or a teacher to go with you. Your health and safety will be their top priority.


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    Sounds very much like molluscum - a viral infection but this is a sexually transmitted disease so how you got it is a mystery!

    Nothing to worry about will go away on its own. HIGHLY unlikely to have anything to do with cancer - but you should still see the doctor althoughit is a touch embarassing!
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    Thanks you guys! My mom just so happens to be a doctor, so maybe I should ask her about it. I wanted to come to a forum first because, you know, it's kind of a weird topic to bring up with my parents. This is serious though, I doubt that it is anything, but you never know.

    Anyways, thanks for the help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaedrah
    see a doctor

    Anything growing on your body that shouldn't is a life threat. Perhaps it is cancer - see a doctor. If its a false test then you live, if it confirms cancer then surgery will give you a very good chance of survival. If you wait, the condition may go away of its own or it might aggravate.
    Oh for goodness sake Vaedrah now the poor lad is gonna have hypertension from anxiety that he is going to die from cancer!

    Cyboman the majority of lumps and bumps people find on their bodies are harmless.

    Your mum will confirm that if she's a doctor.
    Go on, pluck up the courage and go and talk to her. She'll be glad you did.
    Mums don't like to think of their kids worrying alone about something and not being able to talk about it.
    She will keep it confidential, she's a doctor.

    If you really can't face telling your mum then do go and see a doc about it to put your mind at rest.

    Please don't just leave it and spend the next few weeks worrying yourself to death!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absum!
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaedrah
    see a doctor

    Anything growing on your body that shouldn't is a life threat. Perhaps it is cancer - see a doctor. If its a false test then you live, if it confirms cancer then surgery will give you a very good chance of survival. If you wait, the condition may go away of its own or it might aggravate.
    Oh for goodness sake Vaedrah now the poor lad is gonna have hypertension from anxiety that he is going to die from cancer!

    Cyboman the majority of lumps and bumps people find on their bodies are harmless.

    Your mum will confirm that if she's a doctor.
    Go on, pluck up the courage and go and talk to her. She'll be glad you did.
    Mums don't like to think of their kids worrying alone about something and not being able to talk about it.
    She will keep it confidential, she's a doctor.

    If you really can't face telling your mum then do go and see a doc about it to put your mind at rest.

    Please don't just leave it and spend the next few weeks worrying yourself to death!
    Haha, I just spoke to her about it this morning and she says it's an ingrown hair nothing to worry about.

    I appreciate the help!
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    Lol, I can't believe the responses people gave, you know pimple or ingrown hair would have been my first guess, not genital warts or cancer.

    Edit: I actually got a pimple on my penis once when I was like 14, in about the same place, it went away. There are a lot of sweat glands and hair follicles in that area that can get mild infections and form pimples.

    Edit2: Also, it should be pointed out that bumps around the penis and the head can also be a normal anatomical feature. Look up pearly penile papules, and don't blame me if the pictures aren't pretty. They always put up the most extreme examples in pictures.

    And the thought of showing my penis to my mother even if she were a doctor is very off putting lol. That conversation must have been awkward.
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    I gave my answer based on the precision of the description which seemed to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vid P
    I gave my answer based on the precision of the description which seemed to fit.
    Yours was nowhere near as extreme as the cancer one though lol.
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