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Are pearly penile papules contagious

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Yes, ...: The available studies for the incidence of pearly penile papules are only few due to its harmless nature. Largely, these harmless papules of 1-3 mm al... Read More
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes.: Overall incidence of 30%, higher in uncircumcised males.
Dr. Per Freitag
A US doctor answeredLearn more
8-40 % have them: Pearly penile papules are a common skin variation and are estimated to be present in roughly a quarter of adult males. They are not caused by sexual ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
Urology 22 years experience
Don't treat: Pearly penile papules are normal and do not require treatment. There are several ways to destroy them, but you might like the cosmetic result even le... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 24 years experience
Not necessary: Ppp are benign bumps around the periphery of the glans penis. They are more common than you think (just not necessarily talked about at the gym or ov... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
PPP: Pearly penile papules are small dome-shaped to filiform skin-colored papules that are normal variants, and typically are located on the sulcus or coro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Not much: The glands are tiny spots with cheezy material which can be extracted. The papules are solid.Both are tiny, benign, & best left alone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 24 years experience
Penis papules: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: For... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Penile Papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Have a Urologist give you a note of the diagnosis and that it is not of concern and carry it with you just in case someone examining you does not know... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Normal variant: Pearly penile papules are a normal anatomical variant. They have no clinical significance and are found in up to 25% of men. They may actually be bene... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Nope, I won't!: :) This is CLEARLY not something you should attempt one your own at home.
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