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Hi, I have little red bumps on my penis and doctors said its common for guys to have this. Is there an ointment to help smooth out the bumps?

Hi, I have little red bumps on my penis and doctors said its common for guys to have this. Is there an ointment to help smooth out the bumps?

Not on the internet: First one has to know what the bumps are before recommending 'an ointment'. I am sorry but we do not offer diagnosis or treatment online here. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

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I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

Here are some. ..: What you described is acute so it is related either with acute infection / inflammation or with physical / allergy-related irritation. But, regardless of its cause, the essence of care is same with keeping the affected area as clean, dry, & ventilated as possible (of course, with washing/drying) plus gingerly using antifungal + steroid cream 1-2 times daily of ...Read more

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Went out in the woods camping for the weekend. Two days later I have little red bumps on my penis. I'm not sexually active so I know it isn't an STD. Th?

Went out in the woods camping for the weekend. Two days later I have little red bumps on my penis. I'm not sexually active so I know it isn't an STD. Th?

Bites: These could easily just be chigger bites. They are often quite itchy & also show up on the beltline. They generally disappear over a week or so. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my uncercimsized penis, how so I cure it? They don't hurt but today if hurt to go pee after masterbating

I have little red bumps on my uncercimsized penis, how so I cure it? They don't hurt but today if hurt to go pee after masterbating

2 different things: Pearly penile papules are a ring of tiny bumps around penis within groove just under penile glans. They are normal ; do not require treatment. Your penis or urethra may be sore from vigorous masturbation. Should settle down if you postpone resuming masturbation. Persistent burning sensation could be from a UTI ; would require getting urine tested. U don't mention sex ; thus std unlikely. ...Read more

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I have these little red bumps around my penis and I don't know what it is?

I have these little red bumps around my penis and I don't know what it is?

Most likely...: What described, most likely, is angiokeratoma of penis - asymptomatic, violaceous, smooth, small red/purple papules, has no clinical significance, and may be rid with laser for cosmetic, not medical necessity. So, leave them alone if much like what described above. Due to no direct look at them, an accurate Dx couldn't be certain; if in doubt, see Doc timely. ...Read more

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Okay I have little red bumps on my tongue but no pain at all. I also have little white bumps on my penis don't hurt either. What is it?

Okay I have little red bumps on my tongue but no pain at all. I also have little white bumps on my penis don't hurt either. What is it?

Taste buds & PPP: Bumps on tongue almost certainly taste buds. Pearly penile papules, sometimes called tyson's glands. Can come and go, be more prominent at times than others. They are benign, normal and no need for concern. You always take and send a picture for our review & confirmation. It would not be sexting, would be for medical review and you remain anonymous. ...Read more

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What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

Get checked: It hard to say by description. Best to be on the safe side. Get checked by doctor for possible STD. ...Read more

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Why is the opening of my vagina itchy and sore? My boyfriend has little red bumps on his penis. Could these be related?

Why is the opening of my vagina itchy and sore? My boyfriend has little red bumps on his penis. Could these be related?

Possibly: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Hello, I just had unprotected sex with someone who's been tested for stds and the next day I saw that I had little red bumps on the head of my penis?

Hello, I just had unprotected sex with someone who's been tested for stds and the next day I saw that I had little red bumps on the head of my penis?

Penile rash: You must go and show this to a doctor to be diagnosed. Off the cuff can think of several possibilities, but purely suppositional. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have been having unprotected sex, after sex I have little red bumps (also looks like spot) on the head of the penis, only occurs when we have sex.?

I have been having unprotected sex, after sex I have little red bumps (also looks like spot) on the head of the penis, only occurs when we have sex.?

Balanitis: This is common in uncircumcised men. It is caused by candida. The same fungus that causes yeast infections in women. Sometimes creams are effective at treatment. Other times circumcision is needed. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on the shaft of my penis?

I have small red bumps on the shaft of my penis?

See derm: See dermatologist because this can be several diseases. ...Read more

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I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

Bumps on penis: It's almost impossible to comment whether the bumps you see on your penis are normal or not by your description. You should see a medical doctor or a urologist to be examined. ...Read more

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My penis seems normal, but if you pay attention to there are little red bumps that go around the penis glands, what is this?

My penis seems normal, but if you pay attention to there are little red bumps that go around the penis glands, what is this?

Need more info...: To firmly tell what they are, one has to review the detailed specifics such as exact location, size, number, changing features over time of these lesion + finding of inspection & palpation + testing as needed, although clinically these are most likely pearly penile papules along corona of glans penis or long/tight-foreskin-related lesions if having phimosis. So, seek urologist as needed. ...Read more

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I have dry and cracking skin on the shaft of my penis a little bit of flaking and I sometimes get tiny red bumps but not often at all?

I have dry and cracking skin on the shaft of my penis a little bit of flaking and I sometimes get tiny red bumps but not often at all?

This could be due to: Irritation, masturbation. If all goes away without treatment, likely nothing to worry about, but if concerned see doctor to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

Pearly penis papules: Ring of small skin colored bumps around head of penis just beyond the circumferential groove are normal and nothing to be concerned about. Sometimes called tyson's glands, but in fact are not glands. Tend to be more promininent in the uncircumcised penis. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more