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hair follicle on penis

About 2 weeks ago I noticed that one of the hair follicles on my penis (which i have alot of) was rather dominate and it was kind of bothering me so i started to mess with it. It is located on the underside about where the hair starts to thin going up my shaft. I squeezed it pretty hair and a bunch of pus came out. I now realize that this was a bad idea. Well the next day it was very red and irritated and had formed a white head. I squeezed it again to get the remaining pus out. Well now about 2 weeks later the spot is still red and there is a big bump there. It appears to have pretty much healed cause it isn't sore anymore but it is rather unslightly. I was wondering if you think there is a problem there and what I should do about it or if there is anything I can do to make it heal faster or get rid of the bump. There is no pain in the spot just a kind of hard like bump that is pinkish red. This kind of has me worried because its on my penis. I can't tell if theres anymore pus in it or not cause I am kind of afraid to keep messing with it. Confused and not sure what to do. I was reading online about follicle scaring and thoguht that might be the situation but im not sure. How long will it take for my skin to return to normal. Thanks
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No harm done.  What you squeezed was probably a cyst, which is common (and normal) on the penis, and has white stuff inside that looks like pus.  I advise you to not worry and leave the area alone, and show it to a doctor next time you go, for confirmation.

Take care.

Dr. Rockoff
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Is it very common to have hair follicules on the penis.
I have it on the bottom all over and then on the top a fair bit
only a few have hairs but its really unsightly and i have had them for a while
I was wondering if they will ever go iam only 16 years old will/ should they ever go as ive had them for atleast 1-2 years.
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