Bump On Penis - page 2

First of all I would like to introduce myself. Im a 27 year old Nursing student and I love these boards.. now onto my question. One of my best male friends has a bump on his penis for the past... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OK then tell him if he does not go, it could be a serious health issue he is passing up treating. ONE THAT COULD BE DISFIGURING OR EVEN LIFE-THREATENING. Is THAT gonna help you now?????? If he is still not willing, welp he is adult and he can deal w/the consequences of being negligent of self.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by JessyKC27
    Maybe I should invest in a cattle prod?
    Or better yet, buy him a clue.
  3. by   EmeraldNYL
    Jessy, I think sometimes people on this board get frusturated because there are often people who post solely to ask nurses medical advice (I'm not saying you are one of those people but it happens, frequently). I think it's great that you are concerned for your friend but there really is no easy way to convince him to go to the doctor, especially if he is in denial. So, the best you can do is to tell him that he should get it checked out and hope that he listens!
  4. by   baseline
    You could tell him if he doesn't go to the doctor his special parts will rot and fall off! Give him some motivation.

    Seriously, if he refuses to go.....so be it. You did what you could.
  5. by   JessyKC27
    You are right, I did what I could.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yes it may be hard but you can only do so much. You have done your part. He is a adult..time for him to do his. It' s a slam-dunk.
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by JessyKC27
    First of all I would like to introduce myself. Im a 27 year old Nursing student and I love these boards.. now onto my question.

    One of my best male friends has a bump on his penis for the past year or so. Its at the base and gets worse when he masturbates and actually grows in size. He is freaked out, but wont go to a doctor. I told him that doctors handle this kind of stuff all the time and Im sure its nothing to be embarassed about.

    He has no itching, discharge, rashes etc.. just a boil looking thing on his penis. Any idea as to what it could be? And, how to I get him to go see a doctor about it? He has not had sex with anybody for the past year and has spoken with his ex and she has tested clean for everything.

    any advice would be helpful. thanks!
    I wasn't overreacting.
    Your post gave intimate details about "a friend" and you asked what could be wrong.
    No doc wouldn't attempt to dx without an assessment and nurses even more so.
    I never addressed the issue of how to get him to go to the doc because, as you said, if he's had it for a year and he hasn't gone yet, i have no idea what'll make him now.

    You asked an honest question; you got several honest answers. Good luck.
  8. by   JessyKC27
    I could see why people would get bugged out about people asking medical advice. I just needed good friend advice.
  9. by   Jaaaman
    one of my best male friends has a bump on his penis for the past year or so. its at the base and gets worse when he masturbates and actually grows in size. masturbates what?
  10. by   JessyKC27
    Sleepyeyes are you always this rude? Because, if my question bugged you, which it obviously did, you could have just ignored it and not replied.


    Yes, Im worried about my friend, and there is nothing wrong with that.
    Last edit by JessyKC27 on Feb 24, '03
  11. by   TX Guy
    Hi JESSY

    I think any question is a good first question!

    As far as why you should be concerned for the guy? Let's see um guys go all the time for periods of time with chest pains, black outs etc. and wait until they have massive heartattacks to go Its OUR nature.

    So dont be scared to make future posts, only a few people on here try to make new posters look like dumb asses.

    Paul
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by TX Guy
    Hi JESSY


    So dont be scared to make future posts, only a few people on here try to make new posters look like dumb asses.

    Paul
    That is not the case here either Paul ...it was a bit TMI (the masturbation part, what did THAT add?)....anyhow, as for me, also, and I gave her my best advice. No one was trying to make her feel like a "dumbass". Can't we have ANY discussions here w/o all the nastiness? This is gettin old quick.
  13. by   Dionysus
    He is freaked out, but wont go to a doctor. I told him that doctors handle this kind of stuff all the time and Im sure its nothing to be embarassed about.
    But he's not embarassed about having it announced on the internet so the entire world can see? The other posters are right... He needs to go into see his physician. As for helping him to get there let him know that if he wants to know what it is, or wants to get better, then he has to seek treatment. By coming to you, he's already half way there. With a bit of encouragement hopefully he will smarten up and go in to see the doctor.

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