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Raiseddry, hard growth on penis. WART/MOLE?

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I have a raised growth on my penis. It is about 5mm diameter. I have had it for about 18 months and it used to be smooth like a mole. Over the last 3 weeks it has become dry and hard - almost like a scab - and feels like I could pull it off (although I won't because it would hurt, bleed and possibly be bad for me). I don't know if it is a wart or mole, but I am worried that it is something more serious. Would you suggest seeing a doctor urgently?

Category: Dermatologist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query on

I can understand your concern.
This seems to be a seborrheic keratosis. It's like dead skin. It requires to be burnt off (cauterized). It wouldn't be advisable to pull it out as it would cause a lot of bleeding.

I would recommend you visit a dermatologist who can burn off the lesion for you. However, this is not an emergency and you can get it done at your convenience.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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