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are pearly penile papules contagious

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No they are not: They are a normal finding, more prominent in uncircumcised men & harmless

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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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
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Yes.: Overall incidence of 30%, higher in uncircumcised males.
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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
20 years experience Urology
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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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No, since ...: The experience shows they will not change in size and number, and are harmless so requiring no Rx & leaving them alone as the surest way of care. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There can be some reddish color (erythema) at the base along the corona.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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
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