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Pearly penile papules in children

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Pearly penile papule: Children, both male and female can have build up of epithelial cells, oil and debris under the foreskin in male or between labia in females is smegma.... Read More
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Pearly penile papules are typically seen in postpubertal men.

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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
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Yes.: Overall incidence of 30%, higher in uncircumcised males.
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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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 25 years experience
Nope, I won't!: :) This is CLEARLY not something you should attempt one your own at home.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not easy or needed.: Doesn't need treatment. It is not a skin disorder- just a normal variation. There is no method of removing these that you won't later regret.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Nothing : They are a variant of normal in 30% of men. So it's considered normal. Only way to get riid of them is with surgery - laser or conventional.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 36 years experience
Harmless bumps: These are a normal anatomic variation seen in younger, usually uncircumcised men. They appear as tiny pink or tan bumps along the corona (ridge) of th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Reassurance.: I think you can reassure your partner that the condition is completely common and benign. If, however, you have lesions of the penis they appear to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Urology 26 years experience
No: That is a purely benign, non-infectious entity.

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