A 35-year-old member asked:
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for a teenager, should he remove pearly penile papules or wait to see if they go away by themselves?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 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 shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Nope, I won't!: :) This is CLEARLY not something you should attempt one your own at home.
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normal variant: Pearly penile papules are considered a normal finding. There is no medical reason to remove them.

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