I am a 17 year old teenager and recently I have found a large, swollen lump on my penile shaft. It is near the bottom and is sore to touch. It appeared two nights ago, after I was squeezing a "Fordyce Spot" on my penis that was slightly larger than others that surrounded it, I was squeezing as I didn't actually know they were harmless, I just thought it was a spot and had no idea fordyce spots could be larger.
After squeezing, it hurt and I knew it wasn't just a spot, I googled it and found I was indeed squeezing a normal "Fordyce Spot". However, I now have a large lump on my penis that is very sore to touch, and it is where the spot was. I can see there is some puss, or some form of residue within the lump.
I was just wondering what to do, as I have absolutely no idea. I am not sexually active, and I am very hygienic so that would pretty much rule out and STI's.
You have probably infected the Fordoyce spot by squeezing it. Other than that it could be a bacterial infection of the skin. Ideally, you must consult a doctor and get this examined. You can buy over the counter antibacterial skin cream and apply there. Alternatively there are antibacterial dusting powders which you can use. Take care!
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