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Head, vein?
Head, vein?  
I have recently found a lump on the under head of my penis about 2 weeks ago (I have had unprotected sex, last was perhaps 2 months ago). It does not irritate me or give me any pain, there are no other visible marks or bumps. The size of the lump varies in size at depending on the activity at hand, it seems to have enlarged slightly. The picture was taken just after an erection had subsided. I am hoping it is not an STD lesion, I can't find a specific symptom to this and was looking for professional feedback.


We cannot give a diagnosis on this forum as it is intended only for general questions.  This could be a vein or a small cyst.  Neither is very serious.  However, to find out for sure, you'll need to contact your local physician or consult a urologist.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


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


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.

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

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.

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

Awards and Honors
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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