I noticed a red lump on the shaft of my penis about 6 months ago. It showed up about 2 weeks after sex w/ a girl. It was safe sex and honestly it wasn't very long of a thing, kind of a stupid mistake but I knew the girl well and I knew she wasn't someone who slept around. Anyways, about two weeks after I noticed a hard like syst type of thing. It kind of looked like a blister at first, it was red and about .5 Cm X .5 Cm in size, pretty small in my oppinion. It is very hard underneath the skin and I can kind of roll it around and feel it. It's hard like a syst. I am very afraid of going to the Dr. or telling anyone about this so I am very stressed out because it just won't go away. Being impatient I irritated it a bit by trying to put stuff on it and hope it goes away. Pretty much anything I could put on it hoping it would take it away. Recently i've developed a small rash around the area, little red bumps. The area is very rough and dry. There is no discharge what so ever so I am somewhat relieved by that. It's just a redish rash and it's not really spreading. I'm very stressed out over this and i'm not sure what to do, i want to go to teh Dr. but i'm not sure if i should go to my regular Dr. or contact a dermatologist. I have no health insurance so I want to make the right choice because I dont' have alot of money.
Red lump, now a rash
Basically I put on any type of antibiotic or cream that would dry it out, hoping that would take it down. I'm not sure if that is the reason for the rash and the dryness or not. I am very depressed and stressed out over this. please help
I'm guessing it's a sebaceous cyst and the pressure and rubbing is causing the skin above it to get irritated, but really a doctor needs to look at it. A regular doctor should be sufficient (and cheaper).