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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
PENIS PIMPLE: IT WOULDNT HURT TO SHOW IT TO YOUR PCP. OR A DERMATOLOGIST. IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF SKIN CONDITIONS. BEST LUCK
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pimples in glands: Direct clinical examination is required. A red bump is an infection, ANT may be required. A plain pimple, is usually present in 10-20 % of the male po ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Balanitis: Balanitis is swelling (inflammation) of the foreskin and head of the penis. Treatment depends on the cause of the balanitis. For example, balanitis t ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Luntz
28 years experience Urology
Penile lesion: You certainly need to be seen by a physician who is familiar with treating STDs. Evening the lesion resolves ease get evaluated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May be physiologic: This may be physiologic but other possibilities are folliculitis - inflammation of the hair follicles. The bump or nodule may be a fibroma. It would ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Some ideas: Are you describing smegma that rubs off the glans? Are you describing pearly penile papules on the corona around the glans? Look these up online and i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Rash: It might be a yeast or candidal infection a urologist should have a look.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lana Long
Dr. Lana Long answered
32 years experience Dermatology
? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Without specific characteristics such as size, number, color, texture, distribution, foreskin, symptoms, duration, recurrence, etc. of the bump, an ac ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Probably normal: "pearly penile papules" are are like a "mini string of pearls around head of penis. Normal finding especially in uncircumcised men. Sometimes called " ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Need a direct look: Oftentimes what you saw is long foreskin-related inflammation / infection. But, a direct look at them is essential to derive a diagnosis. So, seek eva ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
This should be: evaluated by your doctor unless it was definitely traumatically induced.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Rash: Ok! this is incomplete info to make any kind of guess. Is it pustular rash or just macular? For how long? Age of male? Sexually active male? Itchy? Di ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist because this can be several diseases.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Most likely Not HIV: You might have another std (not enough information for conclusive answer was given). 4 wks is not sufficient time for these types of symptoms to show ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Lesions: Lumps or lesions on the penis or scrotum can be venereal disease, ingrown hair, sebaceous cyst or many other conditions. They can only be properly dia ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Epidermoid Cyst: Epidermoid cysts represent the most common cutaneous cysts. While they may occur anywhere on the body, they occur most frequently on the face, scalp, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience Urology
Papules: Sounds like benign pearly penile papules, but these kind of questions are obviously tough for us to answer with certainty without examining you. Such ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pearly papules?: Angiofibromas called penile pearly papules, sebaceous cysts, mulloscum contagiosum, Tyson's glands, Fordyce spots, folliculitis, to name a few benign ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Must be seen: This could be herpes or a staph infection. Add that to dysuria (which in a male represents Gonorrhea or Chlamydia) it is a definite indication that th ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Watch it or them for 1-2 months; if being there as long a you could have remembered without a change in number, it/they could be benign so no need to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Multiple causes: THis is something that should be examined and if anything looks suspicious biopsied or removed completely. You didn't say how long it has been there ... Read More

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