Blister like lump on penis. Help!

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Hi,

I am not sexually active and have recently found this lump on the shaft of my penis. Research has not helped me in finding what it is. The blackish part feels somewhat like clotted blood,

Thanks, branson62202

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    That looks like a bad boil.  You could try to treat it yourself, but I'd see a doctor if I were you.  You could either see your GP, or if you're in the UK, you could go to a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic - google "GUM clinic near me" for details.

    If you could update this thread and tell us what the doctors say, it would be appreciated.  Good luck.

    • Posted

      Thanks for the swift reply, it is definitely reassuring to know it isn't something too serious. Will the boil go away by itself? I assume no, but I'd like to learn all my options.

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      Unfortunately, today the boil burst due to a sudden pressure. I did what I thought was best at the moment, i squeezed the remainder of the very watery white liquid out and removed the blood clot on the top in order to clean out the new hole created with an alcoholic swab. Then I covered it with multiple bandages to hold the wound in the same position. In hindsight I don't believe this was the best decision. What is your opinion? Is there anything extra I should do now?

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      I've only just seen your first reply, but I'd have guess that it would probably go away by itself by eventually bursting, and it sounds like it burst sooner than I was expecting.  Cleaning it out sounds like the right thing to do, and I'd have put some kind of antiseptic cream on it, and probably just a plaster.  For now, I'd clean it and replace the plaster twice a day, and it will probably just fix itself, and be a bad memory in a few days.  If it starts to look like it's getting infected again though, then I'd see a doctor, as you may need antibiotics.

      These links may help:

      http://patient.info/health/boils-carbuncles-and-furunculosis

      http://patient.info/doctor/boils-and-carbuncles ; (written for doctors)

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