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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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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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?

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 to do if i want to get rid of my pearly penile papules?

What to do if i want to get rid of my pearly penile papules?

Unnecessary but...: If insisting their removal for no practical benefit but mental soothing, go to see urologist for proper counseling of the balance of medical necessity and proofessional possibilities for PPP since there are harmless. Best wish... ...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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Is it possible for a teen to get pearly penile papules at the age of 15 years?

Is it possible for a teen to get pearly penile papules at the age of 15 years?

Penile papules: Pearly penile papules are more popular in uncircumcised men, ages 13-30, and often go away with age. These bumps cannot be spread by sexual contact, and are completely normal. It is estimated that about 25% of all men develop a case of pearly penile papules sometime during their lifetime. It is commonly said, but not medically proven, that masturbation, sex, or any friction or irritation can cause. ...Read more

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Can you get pearly penile papules near or on your frenulum I have 3 small whitehead looking dots on either side of frenulum?

Yes: This can be normally seen. Typically we leave them alone. If it grows, do have it seen. If it hurts it might be infected..so that should be seen too. ...Read more

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I have pearly penile papules... i dont have money for laser or sugery... ive been doing some research and it seens that you can get them removed by u?

I have pearly penile papules... i dont have money for laser or sugery... ive been doing some research and it seens that  you can get them removed by u?

PEARLY PENILE PAPULE: PEARLY PENILE PAPULES ARE BENIGN GROWTHS AROUND THE HEAD OF THE PENIS. THEY ARE NOT CANCEROUS IF YOU SEEM TO BE WORRIED ABOUT THEM. THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS. THEY CAN BE REMOVED BY A DERMATOLOGIST. NOT A PROBLEM . . . ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to get rid of pearly penis papules and Fordyce spots?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of pearly penis papules and Fordyce spots?

May be normal bumps!: Fordyce spots are considered a normal feature for many people. Therefore, one may have to consult with several urologists in order to find one who may be interested in trying to remove them. A skin laser treatment center may be needed, so a dermatologist consultation may be helpful. One should realize that removing a spot can leave a scar. ...Read more

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How to get rid of penile papules, or at least make them smaller?

How to get rid of penile papules, or at least make them smaller?

Surgery: Although pearly penile papules (ppp) are a benign variant and do not require any treatment, some men request therapy to have them removed to help alleviate anxiety. Successful treatments include laser ablation using co2 laser (including fractional) electrodesiccation with curettage, and excisional surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat my ppp (pearly penile papules?

Nothing : They are a variant of normal in 30% of men. So it's considered normal. Only way to get riid of them is with surgery - laser or conventional. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pearly penile papules?

What is the definition or description of: pearly penile papules?

Harmless bumps: 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 do not require treatment. ...Read more

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