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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. what are they?

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Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Wondering about red spots on head of penis?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
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 "tyson's glands", although they aren't glands. They are perfectly benign and of no concern. However, should be checked by a dr. If spots are not as described.
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Canada
A 18-year-old male asked:

I have a few small red spots on the shaft of my penis, what are they?

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Red bumps.: Red bumps can be due to several things. If they are fluid filled like blisters, they can be herpes. If hard and bumpy, they can be genital warts. If they are just small itchy red bumps this can be as simple as a yeast infection. I recommend you have some with experience look at them. In the meantime, use condoms!
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What could cause little red spots on penis head?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Have seen if lasting: These may be nothing more complicated than burst capillaries if you've used a hard grip, but if they last, the entity to rule out is a premalignancy usually related to hpv ("erythroplasia" and its family.) have your physician look if and only if they are stable for more than two weeks and are clearly not just blood vessels.
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Canada
A 18-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend has red spots on his penis what could this be from?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can look...: Rashes are hard to describe and harder to visualize in words. Rashes on the penis may be warts, molluscum (viral), blackheads (comedones), or be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Red spots or rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions and/or skin infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to help decide on a diagnosis.
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Denmark
A 22-year-old male asked:

I have a problem regarding my penis, I have this red spot under my penis head and I do experience pain by the root of my penis?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
A variety of possibi: There may be a variety of possibilities - infection is one, rash of some sort is another, the two may go together but the pain at the root may be different urologisc problem
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Virgin. White skin on the head of penis(glans). Daily wash. Sometimes they get removed & redness appear below them. Can't visit urologist. No pain. Please tell me what it could be. It has been 5mon. Head skin is soft but on these spots it is shapped?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
It could be one of many things one of them psoriasis. . Use OTC Cortisone and if not better see a dermatologist if you cant see a Urologist. Hope you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Red spots on the head of my penis, it doesn't hurt even if I get erections, the redness come and go, some times the intensifies for a day, but most of the time I can barely see them. Thinking it was balanitis I used clotrimazole for 1 month no change?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Try changing your laundry detergent, wear a loose underwear and apply cortisone OTC cream. If it does not get better pl see a Urologist or dermatologi... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
I have patch like discolouration on the shaft of my penis and also noticed a brown spot on the head of my it and small very small red dots under it?
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Normal: As long as it isn't tender it is likely normal.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
My 9 yr old son has a small red spot on the ring of his penis head wht could it be?
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
A few possibilities: It could be an insect bite or just an irritation from his clothing rubbing against his penis. Another possibility is that some smegma (skin cells and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
I have multiple small red spot on the head of my penis and the foreskin can be difficult to pull back. Its just cosmetic. What STI is this?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
STD ?: This does not sound like a particular STD & may just be irritation. The description is vague & not conclusive. If this interferes with your da... Read More
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