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  • Posted By: acrimon
  • April 14, 2009
  • 01:51 PM

Didn't see any section where I should post this. Has anyone been to a doctor for a lump on penis? If the lump is only visible when erect, what exactly happens when you go in for the problem? Do they wait for you to get erect? It's all pretty embarrassing and awkward. I'd be going to a clinic because I have no doctor. Would they look at it there or just immediately refer me?

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  • Didn't see any section where I should post this. Has anyone been to a doctor for a lump on penis? If the lump is only visible when erect, what exactly happens when you go in for the problem? Do they wait for you to get erect? It's all pretty embarrassing and awkward. I'd be going to a clinic because I have no doctor. Would they look at it there or just immediately refer me?Hi acrimon,I empathize with you...and commend you for your ability to express a problem of this nature in a direct, manner-of-fact way.It's difficult to say with any certainty just how a doc would address a penile lump without a better idea of exactly what the type and size of the lump is at present. If it's an infected fluid-filled cyst (abscess), treatment can range from something as simple as warm soaks and oral antibiotics to incision & drainage or excision (complete surgical removal). With a more solid type of lump, the likelihood would be excision and probable biopsy to determine cellular composition. At any rate, it's likely that the clinic will check it out and only refer you out to either a surgeon or urologist if it's necessary.The above may well all be moot points since, as you've noted the lump being visible only during an erection, that seems to indicate that it's not a particularly sizable lump. It might be something that won't require any treatment at all.Best of luck!Regards,John
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