Clogged lymph vessel? Please help
Hi. Newbie here. Hoping for some help. About a week ago, I found a firm bump on the right side of my penis (on the top side). It resides roughly around an inch or so above the base of my penis. It is currently around the size of a BB pellet (It may have been slightly larger when I first discovered it). I had sex two days before and I had put some very firm pressure with my thumb near the spot where this bump is and I also masturbated once the following day putting pressure near this spot (didn’t feel anything at the time). My tendency is to put pressure near this spot during masturbation so I know I haven’t had it long. So I am guessing I must have injured it during sex without knowing. The bump is pretty painless (maybe a slight occasional ache at most). I had sex once 3 or 4 days after I discovered it and I felt no pain from it. I have left it alone for the last 4 days (no sex, no masturbation. Just a little feeling around to see if it has changed). It has maybe improved a tad but it is tough to tell.
When I first discovered it, I felt around a bit and the bump moves pretty freely under the skin and it feels like it is attached to a firm “vein” (almost like a less firm guitar string feel). The “vein” isn’t noticeable on the skin surface (only the bump is somewhat noticeable). The firm vein goes from the base of my penis and extends about a half an inch or so above the bump before fading into the structure of the penis closer to the circumcised area. From what I can tell (though I am not sure), I am guessing the bump is a clogged lymph vessel and the hard “vein” is the lymph channel it runs through. But I thought I would ask here since it seems some people here have potentially had a similar event. I have looked through this thread and the picture that “Big Worm” posted back on page 6 appears relatively similar to mine. Roughly the same spot on the penis and similar in appearance.
Does this sound correct? I will attach a few pictures.
From what I have read, it sounds like avoiding irritating the bump (via no sex or masturbation) and maybe taking a anti-inflammatory is the way to get rid of it. Although I realize it may take several weeks (which sucks). Although maybe there are alternatives to speed up the process that I am unaware of.
Thanks for any replies.