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Tyson's Glands

Tyson's glands are sebaceous glands present on the foreskin of the penis, that have increased in size and become prominent. They are believed to play a role in the secretion of smegma, the creamy white secretion that forms under the foreskin.

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Why do I have a bump on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have three to four bumps on both the sides of my frenulum for the past ten years. I do not have itching. But they are hard.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me some photographs covering the entire penis and the other areas of glans too.  Read Full »

Is the bump on my foreskin due to oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I received oral sex from a CSW approximately a year ago and passed all of the STDs tests. I have not had any other activities outside my relationship. I have noticed a bump in my foreskin and have been concerned it was probably eight or nine months after the encounter.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are keeping safe. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of the lesion. The picture looks like Tyson's glands, which are normal sebaceous glands hyperactivity and generally do not require any treatment. However, sin...  Read Full »

There is a patch of tiny lumps in my penis. What is that?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently discovered a cluster of small lumps beneath my frenulum or prepuce, located under my foreskin. It is important to note that I have not engaged in sexual activity for the past six months. Upon researching online, the search results indicate a potential association with genital w...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Kindly send a high-quality image for evaluation and provide additional information. I need visual reference to provide accurate comments or suggest treatment. Could you also clarify if there is any associated pain or disch...  Read Full »

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