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Growth near meatus
Growth near meatus  
Doctor,
I am a 26 yr old, uncircumcised male. I have been sexually active from when I was 19 years of age. When I was younger I had a tight foreskin, which I loosened with stretching (sometimes aggressive) by myself over many years.
I have a round, smooth, bubble like growth (looks like a boil or a cyst) near my urinary meatus (between the meatus and frenulum). I have had this from when I was 20 yrs old at least (don't remember clearly from before then). It does not itch, leak any fluid or pus. It hasn't grown in size, spread to a different place, or changed in color or roughness of skin. It hasn't created any hindrance during urination, masturbation or other sexual activities either. I was wondering if this is a cause for concern - could it be cancer or some other STD like HPV? Is there a name for this condition?
I have attached an image of the growth. Please let me know your thoughts.

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Chris:

I can't really tell much from the photo.  Even if I could, the kind of specific diagnostic advice you need cannot be given on this forum; it's not permitted.  You should contact your primary physician.  This forum is for general questions only and we cannot give specific diagnoses.

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

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Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

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American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

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Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

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Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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