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A male asked:

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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
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.
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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Syphilis: They may be related. Show them to your doctor
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Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 9 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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A 38-year-old member asked:

What can cause tiny bumps under head of penis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Oates
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Normal: Time little white bumps are known as Pearly Penile Papules and are normal and nothing to be concerned about.
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A member asked:

I have small bumps around the head of my penis what could be causing this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 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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A 18-year-old male asked:
Hi, I have a red bump on my penis... its about halfway between the base and the head. Ive never had sex. Its small, red, and kind of shiny.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Hard to guess: Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words. Little bumps on the lower half of the penis may be blackheads (comedones) or be folliculit... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Does clamidya cause little berliy see able bumps on the head of the penis
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nope: Chlamydia is usually a discharge from the top of the penis...along with burning when you urinate. What you describe could be Herpes. See your Primary ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What causes bumps on the head of the penis?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Benign papules: Pearly penile papules are like a minature "string of pearls" around head of penis. More common or prominent in uncircumcised men. They are perfectly ... Read More
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A male asked:
What cause a ring of small bumps under your penis's head. And what is it?
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Pearly pink papules: Many men will notice small pink or flesh colored tiny bumps just under the head or glans of the penis. These are normal and are called pearly pink pap... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What could cause bumps on the "rim" of the head of my penis like a clear/white/fleshly colored. They do not hurt, have had them 2 years.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 38 years experience
Pearly penile papule: In all likelihood these are pearly penile papules and are not considered abnormal. There is no "treatment" for normal.
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