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Lump on penis
Lump on penis  
Dear Doctor

About a week ago I noticed a lump on my penis, on the and below the head,in the shaft.
2 days before I had been with the penis erect for a long time and the day before it happened again, and ended with sex. It appeared suddenly from one day to another

It doesn't hurt, and get larger when the penis is erect. When is flaccid it's barely notice only if u know its there, but sometimes also appears even in the flaccid state. It's seem a vein but hard

I have maintained normal sexual intercourse.
I am seriously worried, and to effect my sex life. I ask for help to know what it is, because I only have an appointment in 3 weeks
What is it? How can I make it disappear? What type of exams do I need to do to be sure of what it is ?
Please help

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Peter:

We don't generally comment on penile skin lesions but I'll make an exception.  This appears to be a vascular bleb or confluence of veins which may have formed a blood clot to appear harder.  Leave it alone and take a daily aspirin (which is a mild blood thinner).  If it doesn't disappear in a week or so, consult a local urologist.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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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.

Experience

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.

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

Publications
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.

Education/Credentials
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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