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    casey5114 posted:
    I have a solid lump underneath the skin, on the shaft of my penis. It is simply a lump. There is no discomfort, discoloration or itching. There has not been any unsafe sexual activity, so those issues do not need to be considered. After searching several medical websites, I finally found a picture that resembled it. The picture was of an infected hair follicle. Reading about the causes hit home, one of the first causes listed was shaving of the genitals which I have been doing. I have discontinued shaving and have begun wiping with Bactine after bathing, coating with an antibacterial ointment, and covering with a bandage. I have only been doing this for 3 days now, but am curious how long it should take to show improvement, and or if it is an issue that should require a doctor visit
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi casey5114,

    If you are still not seeing any improvement with your home treatment methods, it might be a good idea to consult a doctor. Here is some more information on ingrown hairs and what your doctor may be able to do to help. Please let us know how you are doing!

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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