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A 47-year-old member asked:

do i go to a urologist or dermatologist to treat pearly penile papules?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sejal Shah
Dermatology 16 years experience
Dermatologist: A dermatologist can perform the removal techniques for pearly penile papules. They usually require an ablative treatment such as carbon dioxide laser. Please note they are not dangerous and do not have to be treated.

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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 32 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I explain to my fiance that I have pearly penile papules?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 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 be changing in character or become painful, then you should have further evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get pearly penile papules at the age of 18 or younger?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Penile pearly papules are anatomic variations that can occur before the age of 18. It can occur earlier or even later depending on your body.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can fordyce's spots and pearly penile papules spread on the penis to later cover the penis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Pearly penile papule: No.

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