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a lump on my urethral opening

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i found a lump on my urethral opening, and its been getting bigger! infact, its so big that when i go to pee, little urine comes out because the lump covers most of my urethral opening! i am 16 years old and i have not been sexually active.
the lump is red and the surface is smooth. it only hurts when i push it down, i tried to break it but i couldnt!
i am really scared it might be cancer, so i am scared to tell my parents, but will tell them is it is absolutely necessary!
does it need any medical care, or will it disappear on its own?


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replied January 3rd, 2011
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A18132
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Do not touch, press or try to break the ‘lump’ that you feel. It can result in severe pain and bleeding. If you suspect something to be abnormal then discuss with your mother about getting an examination done by a gynecologist (not regular family doctor/GP). The urethral opening is usually very small and neatly cushioned in the vulval area with lot of pink/red tissue around it for protection. You might be mistaken with the appearance. The examination done by the gynecologist will tell you if there is anything to be worried and requiring intervention like presence of sebaceous cyst, infected gland ducts, urethral cyst, etc.
Take care.



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