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A 21-year-old male asked:

i get clogged pores on my penis after masturbation. the spot usually turns red with some white stuff inside. the white stuff is possibly sebum. the white stuff comes out easily and just the red spot remains for 24 hours. does this sound serious?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Red spots.: 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: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: What you described is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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