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How do you get rid of pearly penile papules?

How do you get rid of pearly penile papules?

Laser Surgery: Any ablative surgery (like co2) can be used to remove the lesions with minimal to no scarring if done correctly. ...Read more

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Pearly Penile Papules (Definition)

These are a normal anatomic variation seen in younger, usually uncircumcised men. They appear as tiny pink or tan bumps along the corona (ridge) of the glans (head) of the penis. They are frequently mistaken for genital warts, but are not related to any sexually transmitted disease, and ...Read more


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Would toothpaste get rid of pearly penile papules?

Would toothpaste get rid of pearly penile papules?

Only use in mouth: Toothpaste should only be used in your mouth on your teeth. Using toothpaste on the skin can cause rashes and irritations. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of some pearly penile papules?

Ablative treatment: Pearly penile papules usually require an ablative therapy to destroy the lesions. Cryotherapy, electrodessication, surgical excision, and carbon dioxide laser have all be used. Carbon dioxide works the best and has the best cosmetic outcome. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pearly penile papules?

PPP: These are a common naturally occuring normal variant of the glans. They can be laser ablated for cosmesis if desired. ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for pearly penile papules? I've had it for years and just found out what it was tonight online!

What are my treatment options for pearly penile papules?  I've had it for years and just found out what it was tonight online!

They are normal...: Pearly penile papules are considered a normal anatomical variation and are not medically significant. They do not have to be treated or removed. As there are risks associated with any procedure, you should strongly consider the risks before you decide to undergo a procedure to remove them. If you do want to discuss options, make an appointment with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of pearly penile papule?

How can you get rid of pearly penile papule?

Normal variant: Pearly penile papules are a normal anatomical variant. They have no clinical significance and are found in up to 25% of men. They may actually be beneficial, as some men with ppp report enhanced sexual pleasure with stimulation of the papules. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pearly penile papules at the age of 18 or younger?

Is it possible to get pearly penile papules at the age of 18 or younger?

Absolutely!: Pearly penile papules are most commonly found in men between the ages of 20 and 30, and are noted to exhibit a gradual decrease in frequency with aging. ...Read more

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Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more


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