I am a pretty healthy 36 year old male. I have noticed a small lump much like a vein in my penile shaft. It does not bother me unless I am or become erect. It was painful during intercourse and I had some bloody show in my semen. I have done some research on the computer, but nothing I find shows all these symptoms. Should I be concerned or is this something that will heal on its own?
Hi. I think you should have yourself examined by a urologist at the soonest time possible. The blood in the semen and the lump in the penile shaft may all be symptoms of infection (urethritis or epididymitis) in that area. That condition might not heal on its own so you really need to see a doctor promptly.
Thank you for your feedback. I have done some research on the infections that you had noted in your response earlier. From the information I found, these infections occur in the testicles. I do not have any pain, swelling or discomfort in my testicles. Are there any other medical conditions associated with my symptoms?
Hi. If the infection does not involve your testicles, you may not feel any pain or swelling there. As I've said, the infection may be in your epididymis (a convoluted tube found above the testicle), the prostate gland or the urethra, not necessarily the testicles. Other conditions which can cause blood in the semen would include cancer (usually prostate cancer) or any traumatic injury to the genital tract. Prostate cancer most often happens to elderly men, not someone your age, so I'm not highly considering this condition.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.