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Swollen ball like lump in shaft of penis.

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I used to have a small BB sized ball on the shaft of my penis that appeared randomly. It's been about 2 months since then just recently I masturbated and woke up with a larger more swollen bb. It is sensitive and seem to slowly keep getting larger. Not sure what it is. I am 21 years old patientof age and not sure what to do.

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Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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The swelling on the penis is sebaceous cyst. The only treatment for sebaceous cyst is surgical excision. The increase in the size is possible due to trauma during masturbation. You should not touch the lump and get it removed at time suitable to yourself.
Take care

Dr Rajiv Goel

Patient replied :

That night a white head appeared on my shaft and popped the swelling has significantly gone down. Is this normal? I've attached a photo! Thank you much! Will I still be able to have sex?

The sebaceous cyst has burst open and the collected material has come out. It always has the potential to get infected. Slowly and slowly the waste material shall again get accumulated. The only definitive treatment is surgical removal.
You can have intercourse. It shall not affect the cyst.
Take care.

Dr. Rajiv Goel
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
MCh(urology) Medical Council of India
Fellow, Laparoscopic urology, Germany
Fellow, Urooncology and Robotic urology, Australia
Felloship - MCH, Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, AIIMS, 2004
Residency - MS, Master of Surgery, AIIMS, 2001
Medical School - MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, AIIMS, 1998
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