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Male Reproductive Disorder: Growths on the Penis

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The first sign of penile cancer is usually a painless ulcer or growth on the penis, especially on the glans or foreskin, said UPMC. The cancer may appear as a reddish rash, scaly bumps or flat growths. Some of these may not be visible unless the foreskin is pulled back.

KidsHealth.org advised that it's often hard to distinguish normal bumps or growths from those caused by an STD or cancer. So the only way to truly identify the cause behind any growths on the penis is to be examined by a doctor.

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"Growths on the Penis: Penile and Testicular Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition." THE MERCK MANUALS - Trusted Medical and Scientific Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/mens_health_issues/penile_and_testicular_disorders/growths_on_the_penis.html.

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Reviewed April 20, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Anonymous

Great collection of information!

In health,
Alice

April 24, 2012 - 12:25pm
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