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Doctor insights on: I Have 6 To 7 Small Red Painless Bumps On Base Of Penis With Each Having A Hair Follicle Growing From Them

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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


Hope this helps! ...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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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.

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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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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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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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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Small, red, painless bumps with white tips with single hair follicles growing from them on lower penile shaft. About 8-10. No other symptoms.?

Small, red, painless bumps with white tips with single hair follicles growing from them on lower penile shaft. About 8-10. No other symptoms.?

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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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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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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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?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

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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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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Below penis shaft shiny, red, hair follicles inflamed can't see blisters? Protected Sex, shaved around area. Fish smell or myb sweat? No pain, but itch.

Good idea to see: Dermatologist or urologist for correct diagnosis. Fishy smell can be caused by STD, or fungal infection, or may be due to inflammation at follicles. Correct diagnosis and treatment will resolve your problem. Hope that helps ...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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Red bumps on arm on hair follicle, what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Red bumps on arm on hair follicle, what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, and/or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some recommendations. Rashes are hard to describe in words. ...Read more

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Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Angular cheilitis: Multifactorial disorder of infectious origin. The sores are often infected with fungi (yeasts), or sometimes bacteria, or both. Several nutritional deficiency states of vitamins or minerals have been linked to AC. It is thought that in about 25% of people with AC, iron deficiency or deficiency of B vitamins are involved. Keep a good oral hygiene, try to eat healthier and take a good multi-vitamin. ...Read more

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Is a red raised red bumps (looks like penile cyst, infected hair follicle or Fordyce spot) relatively common?

Is a red raised red bumps (looks like penile cyst, infected hair follicle or Fordyce spot) relatively common?

Not uncommon: Without knowing exactly what you have it is very difficult to know the actual frequency, but numerous individuals present with rashes of differing nature. ...Read more

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Does keratosis pilerius cause itchiness all over with red bumps on hair follicles?

Yes, sometimes: Keratosis pilaris is the accentuated hair follicles and are small raised and frequently red. Sometimes they itch, but many times there is no itching. Treatment really depends on the itching. The usual locations is on the upper outer arms and thighs. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my scrotum with raised bumps mainly where hair follicles are. Could this be jock itch?

I have a red rash on my scrotum with raised bumps mainly where hair follicles are. Could this be jock itch?

Yes: Could be ingrown hair, folliculits as well. Please get checked for the best diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have what I think to be infected hair follicles on my inner butt cheeks. They are users of bumps, skin color and red. Scabbed over. Treatment?

I have what I think to be infected hair follicles on my inner butt cheeks. They are users of bumps, skin color and red. Scabbed over. Treatment?

See doctor: herpes?: This is not a usual location for folliculitis. It could happen, but folluclitis lesions do not usually open into ulcers that heal with scabs. It makes me wonder whether this is herpes. Whatever the cause, you'll need to see a doctor in person to figure it out. Do it ASAP; the longer you wait, the harder it is to make an accurate diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a small bump on the outter Libia majora. It doesn't hurt, itch, burn, or have weird discharge. I always use condoms. Could it be a trap hair follicle?

Have a small bump on the outter Libia majora. It doesn't hurt, itch, burn, or have weird discharge. I always use condoms. Could it be a trap hair follicle?

Yes: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You are right that it could be an ingrown hair. There are other cysts that can be found there too. You can see a doc if it starts to bother you.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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I have a small, flat mole on side of my face. Just now it grew a small white pimple-looking bump, likes hair follicle. Rest of mole fine. What is it?

Hair follicle: May be an infected hair follicle. If you haven't ever had their checked out, consider a visit to your primary care provider for an exam. Or a dermatologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to get rid of very small painless bumps on head of penis, and red eyes?

How to get rid of very small painless bumps on head of penis, and red eyes?

Significant problem!: You need to seek out an immediate medical doctor ; eyecare specialist. Obviously, you need screening std's tests...Syphillis ; others along with ocular consult. You may have a serious issue. Do not procrastinate on this...Seek care now. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex about 4 months ago and notice there is small painless flesh colored bumps around my penis head and around ring and slightly red?

Had unprotected sex about 4 months ago and notice there is small painless flesh colored bumps around my penis head and around ring and slightly red?

May be HPV: You may have condyloma acuminata, a viral wart, sexually transmitted, caused by the HPV (human papilloma virus). You and all sexual partners must be examined and tested for all STD exposure-ASAP. ...Read more

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Painless red rash / small bumps on head / top of shaft of penis after sex. Will last for a week and go if I don't have sex again / stay if I do.

Painless red rash / small bumps on head / top of shaft of penis after sex. Will last for a week and go if I don't have sex again / stay if I do.

Lichen planus: You are describing koebner phenomenon where trauma is the inducer in people prone to have the condition. The most likely diagnosis is lichen planus but psoriasis is a possibility. So rather than becoming celibate, I recommend applying otc Hydrocortisone ointment several hours before and several hours after intercourse and see if that helps. ...Read more