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Lump on penis? *pic included*

This just appeared and slowly got bigger until it got to this point. It hurts to the touch. Does anyone know what this is , what causes it and whether just to leave it till it goes away?
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1340994 tn?1374193977
It looks infected.  Herpes can look like that, except not usually that infected looking.  See a doctor or go to a clinic.  
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It cant be an STD btw , I'm a virgin. Once it got to that point the pus inside started seeping out and its gone right down now and doesn't hurt anymore. Its still a little red but other than that its ok.
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563773 tn?1374246539
It can be a boil or a cyst. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. . Hair follicles that are blocked by greasy creams, petroleum jelly, or similar products are more vulnerable to infection. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Treatment includes antibiotics and incision and drainage and do not touch or pick them up.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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