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Your Mild Penis Swelling May Also be Known as:
Genitals a little puffy
Genitals a little swollen
Genitals mildly puffy
Genitals mildly swollen
Genitals slightly puffy
Genitals slightly swollen
Mild genital puffiness
Mild genital swelling
Mild penile puffiness
Mild penile swelling

Top 4 Mild Penis Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Groin Hernia

    A hernia occurs when a loop of intestine bulges out through the abdominal wall. With age, the supportive tissues that keep organs within the abdomen become weaker, and the risk for a hernia increases. Groin hernias, called inguinal hernias, are the most common type. They often result due to muscle straining, such as during heavy lifting.

    A physician is needed to determine the course of treatment. A hernia reduction will be attempted, meaning that the bulging loop of intestine will be carefully pushed back, if possible. Then, your doctor will recommend surgery in some cases. Often, watchful waiting is the preferred route in minimally symptomatic hernias.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in the lower right abdomen, pain in the lower left abdomen, groin pain, testicle pain, groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    Though some cases of acne prompt patients to visit a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red groin bump, painful lump in one side of the groin, small groin lump, marble sized groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red groin bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Penile Irritation

    Irritation of the penis is common, and can come from a number of benign causes. Common causes include cleaning with a new kind of soap, cleaning too much, or chaffing.

    You should only clean your penis very lightly with a damp cloth. Do not use soap or scrub very hard. You should not wear tight underwear or pants until symptoms resolve. Petroleum jelly can help with irritation, but avoid lotions or cremes, as the perfumes and other chemicals in them can worsen irritation.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    penis itch, penile redness
    Symptoms that never occur with penile irritation:
    fever, painful urination, testicle pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small groin lump, painless groin lump, skin-colored groin bump, scaly groin bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Penis Swelling

  • Q.Is your penis swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your penis?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

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Mild Penis Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild penis swelling have also experienced:

    • 11% Mild Sore Throat
    • 5% Fever
    • 5% Severe Penis Pain
  • People who have experienced mild penis swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 48% Less Than a Day
    • 40% Less Than a Week
    • 3% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mild penis swelling were most often matched with:

    • 4% Groin Hernia
    • 4% Pimple
    • 4% Penile Irritation
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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