A couple days ago I found a lump at the root of my penis (not on the penis or scotum itself). It's about the size of a pea and lodged underneath the skin. It does not hurt to urinate or during sexual activity. However, it does itch on occasion. I also found another smaller lump a few inches away in the same area. I am 30 years old, in good health and never had an STD.
Any idea what this might be? Should I be concerned? What should I do?
Side note - I lost an immediate family member to (lung) cancer five years ago.
Tough to say without examination. Possibilities can include a folliculitis, lymph node, or infection. More uncommonly, cancer can present that way.
I would be evaluated by a physician. If infection is present, it can be treated appropriately with antibiotics.
If the diagnosis continues to be non-revealing, you can consider an ultrasound of the area for further diagnosis.
You can discuss this option with your personal physician, or in conjunction with a urology evaluation.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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