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I have syphilis and i have those kind of bumps under the head of the penis.are those caused by syphilis as well?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: Not necessarily: this may be related to other STDs- not a normal sign of primary syphilis. Make sure you have be treated and tested for all STDs. You must be retested and always use condoms.
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Syphilis: They may be related. Show them to your doctor
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Pearly Penile Papule: Syphilis commonly causes an non-tender ulcer on the penis. You should make sure to be treated appropriately for this. Your description of multiple bumps under the head of the penis is most consistent with pearly penile papules which are normal in all males. To be sure, I would have follow up with your doctor to evaluate them.

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What can cause tiny bumps under head of penis?

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Normal: Time little white bumps are known as Pearly Penile Papules and are normal and nothing to be concerned about.
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I have small bumps around the head of my penis what could be causing this?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Pearly Penile Papule: 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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