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After I had unprotected sex I noticed sort of hair follicle bumps on my penis shaft. But they don't itch or hurt. Could it be anything bad? Or nothing

After I had unprotected sex I noticed sort of hair follicle bumps on my penis shaft. But they don't itch or hurt. Could it be anything bad? Or nothing

Sebaceous cysts?: Clinically and most likely, what you saw represent the common occurrence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles. Nonetheless, without a direct look at / feel on them, it is still hard to offer perfect diagnosis. So, it's reasonable to leave them alone and see if not hurting or bothering. More? See counseling or contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more

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So when my penis is erect under it I notice hair growing and there's a bump following that hair follicle, what is that bump?

Here are some...: What you saw and described is common & harmless, most likely representing the hyperactive sebaceous gland of hair follicle, for which do nothing if not mentally and/or physically bothering you such of that from superimposed infection like that in the acne on the face. More? Seek evaluation preferably by urologist if possible. ...Read more

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I have 4 to 5 red painless bumps on base of penis near pubic region with each one having a single hair follicle growing from it?

I have 4 to 5 red painless bumps on base of penis near pubic region with each one having a single hair follicle growing from it?

You are: Describing "classical" FOLLICULITIS....

Use an antibacterial soap...followed by an OTC antibiotic cream (eg"NEOSPORIN) and if not "better" get the area checked out medically...doesn't sound like an STD but if not better...get it evaluated


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I have small bumps at the base of my penis, hair follicles or warts??

Either: You need to see your dermatologist to find out. These could also be oil glands or cysts or molluscum contagiosum or angiomas. You will probably need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Small bumps on the skin of my penis about a month ago and not gone away. Hope they are hair follicles that are irritated from shaving, suggestions?

Small bumps on the skin of my penis about a month ago and not gone away. Hope they are hair follicles that are irritated from shaving, suggestions?

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You can write to us again with the URL listed> will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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Bump below penis head small cut below bump. Some hair follicles on balls raised and red no pus, main bump has no head hard but harder with erection??

May be physiologic: This may be physiologic but other possibilities are folliculitis - inflammation of the hair follicles. The bump or nodule may be a fibroma. It would be best to see a urologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long do hair bumps on penis take to heal?

How long do hair bumps on penis take to heal?

Depends...: The timing to heal depends on the degree of inflammation and personal health for self-healing. However, on average, it may take 5-10 days to resolve. For more individual specifics on the subject, contact the treating doc. To help understand on what to do for self-care, go to Basics for... in http://www. Formefirst. Com/Basics-SelfImprovement. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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I am virgin 24 I have a lot of white bumps on penis and hair grown out of it. From the bottom of the penis to the top?

I am virgin 24 I have a lot of white bumps on penis and hair grown out of it. From the bottom of the penis to the top?

POSSIBLE Fordyce: Spots, which are visible seabaceous glands. Please see your doc for diagnosis. Please don't worry. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a lot of white bumps on penis and hair starting to grow out of it. It starts from the bottom of the penis to the top. Please help.

I have a lot of white bumps on penis and hair starting to grow out of it. It starts from the bottom of the penis to the top. Please help.

Difficult to tell: These bumps can be associated with multiple possible problems. It could be warts, infected follicles, herpes, fungal infection, etc. I would suggest to get seen as soon as possible by your doctor in order to get a reliable answer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tiny white bumps on penis and testicles, painless ever since w/ hair coming out? Sexually active once at 13 besides masturbation.

Is it normal to have tiny white bumps on penis and testicles, painless ever since w/ hair coming out? Sexually active once at 13 besides masturbation.

May be normal: The bumps you are noticing are probably just normal hair follicles, but they could also be folliculitis, molluscum contagiosum. If it is superficial folliculitis it disappears in few days, Deep folliculitis needs treatment. Molluscum can spread to other people because of that you need to be treated if it is the diagnosis. So, see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hair follicle infection: I have this bump in my underarms, I think it's follicitis?

Hair follicle infection: I have this bump in my underarms, I think it's follicitis?

Could be: The underarm (axilla) is a spot in which hair follicle inflammation (folliculitis) is commonly diagnosed, so your impression could be correct. You would need to visit a clinic or see a doc to know for sure. ...Read more

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I have 5 to 6 small, red, painless bumps on base of my penile shaft. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

I have 5 to 6 small, red, painless bumps on base of my penile shaft. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Sebaceous glands?: Hi! RobertD, Those bumps as described most represent the typical feature of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are common and "normal" so requiring no active attention as long as not having recurrent infection with bother. In fact, I addressed similar question for you in Concierge. If needing more, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC; I can help - video goes faster. ...Read more

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A hair follicle hasn't grown from this red bump/scar for months. What could this be?

A hair follicle hasn't grown from this red bump/scar for months. What could this be?

Folliculitis: It sounds like you have some inflammation of a hair follicle which is common in areas where hair grows and is common if the area has been shaved. I recommend warm soaks but if fever or an abscess develope then drainage and antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have 8-10 red, raised, painless bumps on the lower penile shaft, with each one having a hair follicle growing from them.

Here are some...: Hi! RobertD, I hope soon you will get more answers from other doctors inside HealthTap other than me for the virtually same concerns as described. Nevertheless, my take for answer this question remains the same, that is, hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles which require no active care. Yet, having a direct look is essential to finalize an accurate diagnosis for right treatment. Best... ...Read more

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I have multiple (8-10) small, raised, red, painless bumps on the base of my penile shaft. Each has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Sebaceous glands?: Hi! RobertD, Those bumps as described most represent the typical feature of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are common and "normal" so requiring no active attention as long as not having recurrent infection with bother. In fact, I addressed similar question for you in Concierge. If needing more, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC; I can help - video goes faster. ...Read more

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Been having 8-10 red, raised, painless, bumps with white tips on lower penile shaft for 5 days. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Been having 8-10 red, raised, painless, bumps with white tips on lower penile shaft for 5 days. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Here are some...: Hi! RobertD, I hope soon you will get more answers from other doctors inside HealthTap other than me for the virtually same concerns as described. Nevertheless, my take for answer this question remains the same, that is, hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles which require no active care. Yet, having a direct look is essential to finalize an accurate diagnosis for right treatment. Best... ...Read more

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