By Sam Blanchard Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 17:15 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 17:16 BST, 3 May 2019
A man's penis continued to swell for three years because of cysts which had to be surgically removed.
The 30-year-old singleton went to hospital to show doctors his 'bulbous and swollen tip' which had ballooned to become almost totally round.
When they examined it, they found he had two cysts next to one another, measuring 3.5cm (1.3ins) and 2cm (0.8ins) at their widest points, creating a 'club penis'.
Although rare, the man's condition was not life-threatening and he was successfully cured with an operation to slice off the cysts and remove his foreskin.
Two cysts which grew on the man's penis cause it to balloon and become 'bulbous and swollen', reported doctors at Justice K S Hedge Charitable Hospital in India (stock image)
The patient went to the urology department at Justice K S Hedge Charitable Hospital in Karnataka on the south-west coast of India.
He was diagnosed with epidermoid cysts, which are build-ups of fluid or semi-fluid substances in sacs of skin.
They found he had phimosis – a condition in which the foreskin becomes too tight to retract – and a 'smooth' and 'soft' growth.
Because his penis was so swollen, the doctors couldn't properly diagnose the man's condition without cutting off the foreskin first.
Epidermoid cysts are lumps that develop beneath the skin – they do not cause