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I'm 22 years old and some time ago, I discovered a lump about an inch above my penis. I'm not experiencing any pain from it, and it's not noticable to the eye. However, I'm still concerned. Any thoughts?
That depends on what the lump looks and feels like. It could be something as simple as a sebaceous cyst, an infected, ingrown hair follicle, a collosal zit or perhaps a growth of some sort.
Either way, you need to visit with your physician. A large cyst or boil, can be removed or lanced to relieve the pressure. Your doctor may also elect to put you on antibiotics to reduce the chance of a staph or other dangerous infection. If it is a growth of some sort, then it needs to be removed and biopsied to check for malignancy.
Thank you for replying so quickly. The lump is roughly the size of the tip of an eraser on a pencil, so not very big at all. There is some redness when I squeeze it, but otherwise it remains my normal skin tone. Also, when I press on it, it almost feels as if it gets smaller but as soon as I release, it goes back to normal. Do these details help at all?
From the description of the lump,it sounds like a sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.
Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected,Then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required.Pls leave them as such and if they still persist then pls get them evaluated from a urologist.Warts and benign skin growths have to be probed.
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