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Hey. I am worried about my penis. I just found a lump on the left side of my penis that has been there for two days now and hasn't went away. It is not hurting me or irritating me it's just there and worrieing me a lot. I havnt been sexually active in two years or so I do masterbait but that's it. I just need to know if I should be freaking out or is it normal?

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Will it be possible for you to send me photograph of the swelling. You can securely upload it as a followup question.

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Sorry I was having trouble sending it I just sent two pictures threw the email [email protected]

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Thank you so much you've out my mind at ease. I had one last question, if one dose catch HIV or std would it show that they have it right away or in time ?


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You need not worry about this swelling. This is a subcutaneous swelling most probably from a minor hair root bacteria or a insect bite. (Just like the ones we get over our body from a mosquito bite).

This should resolve itself in less than a week.

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It varies :

HIV - It might not have sings for months to even years. But some people do get flu like symptoms, weightloss, diarrhoea etc.

Other STDs : Same, Herpes can present with lesions and without. Other STDs like Chalmydia, Candidiasis etc will mostly have symptoms. S

Bottomline is it may have symptoms, it may not have symptoms. That,s why STD testing is important if you have history of unprotected sexual exposure.

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Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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