I was stroking this morning when I felt a soft spot midway down the shaft of my penis. I looked down and to my horror I saw a raised purple area the size of a quarter. Of course that put an immediate end to the stroking. After i calmed down, I googled purple penis and found out that it's a penile hematoma. What can I do to speed healing of it? ice? heat? massage? Does getting one mean that the area of my penis where it occurred is more susceptible to recurrence? When can I start stroking again? This is now the second time it's occurred to me. Is this indicative of some a greater pending problem with my penis? The last time it happened was a few years ago about an inch down from my glans. It was a much smaller area than the current one. I called my doctor and he said to give it a few days and if it didn't start to look better to make an appointment. It healed fine. What was strange about the first time it occurred is that in the few weeks prior to the occurrence of it the spot where it occurred on my penis felt different like it feels when the skin get caught in your zipper. This time there was no warning.