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White spots on penile glans? Warts?

White spots on penile glans? Warts?

Not a podiatry ?: You need to direct this to your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is hairy tongue really actually hairy?

Is hairy tongue really actually  hairy?

Usually: Usually it is hairy. It's dark in color because of the stains picked up from the foods and drinks you consume. ...Read more

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Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Fordyce Spots: Medical experts believe that these tiny bumps are caused by sebum, which is the skin's natural oil. This natural oil is trapped in the sebaceous glands that do not have hair. In normal cases, sebaceous glands open up into hair follicles and the natural oil is secreted through the airshaft. However, sometimes there is no hair and thus no way to discharge this natural body oil. ...Read more

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Why are uncircumcised penis bigger?

Why are uncircumcised penis bigger?

Who says they are?: There is no evidence that penises are larger if not circumcised. This organ varies widely in size, hence many social myths based on cultural belief systems. Circumcision has mixed benefits and risks, is no longer medically required but in some cases makes hygiene simpler, so parents request it. Some do the procedure because that is a religious or family tradition. ...Read more

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Could penile papule grow longer?

Could penile papule grow longer?

Probably not ...: After becoming an adult, the size of pearly penile papules along the corona of glans penis will remain the same at around 1-3 mm and not grow bigger. ...Read more

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I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

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. ...Read more

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Clusters of tiny white bumps beneath penis glans, appear after intercourse, std?

Clusters of tiny white bumps beneath penis glans, appear after intercourse, std?

Probably PPP, not ST: Pearly penile papules, sometimes white, sometimes pink are a normal finding. They may have become a little more prominent or you have only recenetly become aware of them. Normal finding & more prominent in uncircumcised men. ...Read more

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Could a tight foreskin stunt penis growth?

Could a tight foreskin stunt penis growth?

Unlikely: Foreskins grow as penis grows. 99% of newborns have physiologic phimosis. Most boys grow out of it. Foreskin should retract easily, i.e. be free of phimosis, by age age-10-years ...Read more

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How does pearly penile papules grow larger and spread across the penis?

How does pearly penile papules grow larger and spread across the penis?

No, since ...: The experience shows they will not change in size and number, and are harmless so requiring no Rx & leaving them alone as the surest way of care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Does masturbation help penis grow?

Does masturbation help penis grow?

No: You could masturbate until the cows come home but it won't make your penis any longer. ...Read more

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How sensitive is foreskin or uncircumcised penis?

Very: That's why sexual activity and stimulation of the penis is considered pleasurable. ...Read more

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Can men get ingrown hairs on testis?

Can men get ingrown hairs on testis?

Not on testis: Testes are located within scrotal sac. However men can get ingrown hair on the scrotum. ...Read more

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No sex for 2 yrs,only masturbation.Recently redness/irritation+itchy on underside of penis shaft (between penis & scrotum).Worse after shower/masturb.

No sex for 2 yrs,only masturbation.Recently redness/irritation+itchy on underside of penis shaft (between penis & scrotum).Worse after shower/masturb.

Dry skin or tinea.: We cannot make a specific diagnosis without an exam, however, what you describe can be caused by dry skin, allergic dermatitis, or tinea cruris. Start by using a hypoallergenic moisturizer and keeping the area dry between showers. If itchiness persists, try using antifungal cream for jock itch. If this fails, make an appointment for evaluation with a HealthTap doctor. ...Read more