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Top 9 Penis Lump Causes

  1. 1.Genital Warts

    Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is caused by infection by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). While it cannot be cured, treatment may help.

    Genital warts often resolve on their own within a few weeks, but you should see a physician to determine the best course of action. Some topical treatments are effective, while other warts require surgery, depending on the size and location.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    bump on the penis that feels like thickened skin, small penis lump, penis itch, marble sized penis lump
    Symptoms that always occur with genital warts:
    bump on the penis that feels like thickened skin
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Urinary Tract Infection

    Urinary tract infections are bacterial infections of the tube that takes urine from the kidney all the way out of the body.

    You should go to your primary care physician in the next 24 hours to be treated. UTIs are treated with antibiotics. However, diagnosing why you has a UTI will be very important to making sure it doesn't happen again.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, urinary changes, penis pain, sudden urgency to urinate, painful urination
    Symptoms that always occur with urinary tract infection:
    hidden: urinary changes: atrophy or inflammation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Urethritis

    Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine away from the bladder.

    You should visit your physician for an examination. It is likely antibiotics will be used for treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, penis pain, fluid leaking, pink/blood-tinged urine, cloudy urine
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Non - Specific Dermatitis (Skin Inflammation)

    Dermatitis is the inflammation ("-itis") of the skin ("derma" is a layer of the skin). It can be caused by any number of causes, from allergies to infections to autoimmune issues. Dermatitis of Normal Variation (also called, "NOS") means that all of those other causes of your rash have been ruled out. This is very common.

    You can treat this at home and the rash should go away on its own. In the meantime, you can use an anti-histamine (both by mouth OR as an ointment), or a topical corticosteroid to treat the itch and/or pain due to the rash.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    red rash, itchy rash, painful rash
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific dermatitis (skin inflammation):
    red rash
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  5. 5.Chronic Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is swelling and irritation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum, and produces the fluid that carries sperm.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Your doctor will want to make sure that you do not have any other conditions and may write a prescription for medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    urinary changes, painful urination, testicle pain, frequent urination, constant but weak urination stream
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Acute Prostatitis

    Acute prostatitis is quickly developing swelling and irritation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum (end of the large intestine), and it makes the fluid that carries sperm.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER. Treatment for prostatitis may involve treatment with antibiotics for an underlying infection and could involve a procedure to drain an abscess.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    penis pain, fever, urinary changes, painful urination, chills
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. The patches mostly affect the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet.

    There are many over-the-counter creams that could help which you can first try to see if your symptoms get better. However, psoriasis is a diagnosis that should be made by a physician and might need longer term follow up.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, rash with well-defined border, painful rash, scaly rash
    Symptoms that never occur with psoriasis:
    fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Hives

    Urticaria are itchy, temporary rashes that rarely become swollen. It is often referred to as "hives."

    You can safely treat this condition on your own as long as you does not develop trouble breathing. Any antihistamine (like Zyrtec, Clarinex, etc) works.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    red or pink, rough patch of skin, itchy rash, curved rash, insect bite or sting, hives, red swollen bumps or patches with a pale center
    Symptoms that always occur with hives:
    red or pink, rough patch of skin
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  9. 9.Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Bph)

    The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body. As men age, their prostate grows bigger. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. An enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most men will get BPH as they get older. Symptoms often start after age 50.

    You should visit your primary care physician who may coordinate care with a specialist called a urologist. While some prescription medication may be used, no treatment is also an option. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your physician may choose to wait and follow-up if symptoms worsen.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sudden urgency to urinate, waking up regularly to pee at night, frequent urination, constant but weak urination stream, feeling of not getting everything out when urinating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Penis Lump

  • Q.Is your lump still getting bigger?
  • Q.Does the bump feel like an area of thickened skin?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Penis Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced penis lump have also experienced:

    • 15% Penile Skin Changes
    • 8% Painful Urination
    • 7% Penis Pain
  • People who have experienced penis lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 31% Less Than a Week
    • 29% Over a Month
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced penis lump were most often matched with:

    • 17% Genital Warts
    • 6% Urethritis
    • 4% Urinary Tract Infection

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