Noticing a penis lump or unexpected curvature can be a frightening experience and men are often concerned they might have developed cancer. Cancer within the penile shaft is in fact extremely rare and Peyronie's disease is by far the most common cause of penile lumps, bumps and curvature. This can make sexual activity difficult or even impossible.
Spots, lumps and bumps on the penis can cause embarrassment and, for a minority of men, health and sexual function issues. We ask two specialists how blemishes on the penis are treated, what is common and what is not, and why it is important to visit a GP or sexual clinic if in doubt. The news that men are extremely attached to their penises, literally and emotionally, will come as no surprise to either gender.
Back to Men's health. If you're worried, see your GP or visit a local sexual health clinic. These are small flesh-coloured lumps normally found on the head of the penis.
Penile fibromatosis presents as a plaque or hard lump in the layers of erectile tissue that occurs more often on the upper than lower side of the penis. Mild cases may just appear as redness and swelling inflammationwhilst in more severe cases hardened plaques force the penis to bend during erection, which may be painful. Penile fibromatosis is also known as plastic induration of the penis and Peyronie disease.
In fact, many are more likely to be caused by other conditions. Still, if you have any of them, see a doctor right away so their cause can be found and treated, if needed. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner you can start treatment and the better it is likely to work.
Cysts are small, capsule-shaped bumps filled with fluid. Still, you should see your doctor for diagnosis. Cyst-like bumps may be a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease STD.
Lumps and bumps can appear on your penis and nearby groin areas for many reasons. Most of them are really nothing to give a second thought. Read on to learn the 10 most common causes of lumps on your penis and which ones should prompt a trip to a medical professional.
There are several different types of penis lumps. Many types are harmless. Some common lumps include cysts on the penis, ulcers on the penis, genital warts, and penis papules. Very rarely, a penis lump will be cancer.
Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 42, No. Even after a thorough examination it can be difficult to distinguish a normal penile anatomical variant from pathology needing treatment.