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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Pearly penile papule: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
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