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I have a sizeable lump on my penis that has seemingly got

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I have a sizeable white lump on my penis that has seemingly got bigger over time. It has been there for around 14-21 days - it's a medium-hard lump and fixed in its position on the skin and doesn't appear to contain any liquid or such, just some sort of abnormality of the skin.

Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Can you please attach a picture or two on here for me to see and to be able to help you out in a better way.

Kindest regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sure, one moment.

Ok take your time

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've attached a few pictures below.

I also see that there is a small break in the skin where the lump is?

Are you sexually active?

Monogamous or having multiple partners?

Do you have protected sex?

Please let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sexually active and I'm still a virgin. Yes, there is a small break, however I think that may have been due to me trying to 'squeeze' the lump.

How big is the lump under the skin?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The same size as the white area
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well I guess the white area is the lump - the lump doesn't appear to go 'under' the skin. I guess it is the skin - hope that makes sense.

I think that this may be a small cyst that is fixed.

Does not sound like anything serious.

Is obviously not any sexually transmitted infection since you are virgin.

If it is bothering you a lot I would recommend that you be seen for this and be examined by your GP just to be sure.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Of course I will get to the GP asap, I was just curious to see what your opinion was in the interim. Should this clear up on it's own? What sort of timeframe should I be looking at? Also, should i refrain from masturbation?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I forgot to add, before this appeared the skin was somewhat aggreviated, a little red - almost like friction was part of the issue.

There is a good possibility that it would clear on its own but considering that three weeks have already passed and it has not gone away I would recommend that you be seen just to be sure.

You can give it another couple of weeks.

I would recommend not masturbating for the next two weeks.

Dr. SH and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay great. Thanks for the answer.

You are most welcome.

Wish you all the best

Take care

Goodbye for now :)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** rest of your day!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, one final thing (really) - can it be a cyst even if there's no sign of anything liquid of nature inside?

If the cyst has not burst there may not be any fluid coming out.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There doesn't seem to be any liquid inside, due to the size of it. It feels literally just like hard skin, but does seem to have gone a little softer over the past few days. I appreciate that I've already got my moneys worth with your answers, but just want to quell my curiousity before my GP visit. If it's not a cyst, is there anything other obvious it could be?

If it is not a cyst it is MOST LIKELY something harmless or a harmless nodule under the skin.

Does not seem or sound like anything serious or anything to worry about at all whatsoever.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great, thanks a lot. Have a nice day!