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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is pearly penile papules and don't want anyone to know. what can i do?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Pearly 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.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what to do if i want to get rid of my pearly penile papules?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 10 years experience
Penis: If you are talking about the small glands around the head of your penis, don't.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Are pearly penile papules common ?

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
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 along the corona of glans penis occur in some 20% of men.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
How can I cure pearly penile papules (ppp) at home easily?
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 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.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What is the best way to treat my ppp (pearly penile papules?
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 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.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How does sex feel with somebody who has pearly penile papules?
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: pearly penile papules?
Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 37 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How do I explain to my fiance that I have pearly penile papules?
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 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
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Last updated Mar 14, 2013
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