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The initial LGV papule may appear on the gland (penile head), the foreskin, the shaft or body of the penis, or the entrance to the urethra (known as the meatus). The anus or rectum may also be affected, as can the scrotum or thighs. The genital ulcer may at times be accompanied by a purulent (pus) urethral discharge in men. When elephantiasis occurs in the advanced stages of LGV in men, the genital swelling is characterized by an increased volume of the penis or scrotum. When the initial infection manifests at the level of the anorectal region (anus and rectum), there may be eventual rectal complications including difficulty with defecation (bowel movements).