Sudden appearance of hard lump on penis can be quite frightening and alarming to every sexually active male. But the good news is that most of the cases of lump on penis are just benign lymphocele. Lymphocele of the penis is a harmless, self-limiting condition that is commonly seen in sexually active males aged 20 to 40 years. It is cord like swelling seen vertically or horizontally on the shaft of penis usually after vigorous sex or masturbation.
How does this happen?
Rough masturbation and prolonged intense sex sessions is the main culprit for lump on penis. It happens when the lymph channels in your penis are temporarily blocked. Just like veins carry blood back to the heart, there is another system called lymphs that carry fluid from tissues back to the lymph channel. Lymph is a clear fluid that forms part of the body’s immune system. During vigorous sexual activities the tissue in the area may get injured and the lymph fluid which has to be drained is then trapped within the tissue resulting in hard lump in the penis. Although they may look scary, they rarely cause any discomfort or pain and are totally harmless. They are often hard lump but they can sometimes be soft and squishy.
How to treat such lump on penis?
This condition is harmless and most cases resolve on its own when the clot dissolves, so no treatment may be necessary. In the mean time you can apply mild pressure massage on the swelling area that will reduce the lump faster. Spontaneous recovery can be expected within a week or a month. It is better to avoid sex for at-least 3-4 weeks to avoid further complication and promote quicker healing. If there is continues irritation in the area, swelling may be severe and may last several months. In such severe case it is better to visit your dermatologist or urologist. He/she will prescribe the medications that will help resolve the penis lump quicker.