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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

Red Bumps (Definition)

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


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

I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and I've 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. The?

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. The?

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 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 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

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A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

Papules : Since they have been there for 4 years and has not caused a problem it does not seem serious but you could see a dermatologist.
They sound like papules depends on the size ...Read more

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What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, they may also be due to a std. So, it may be minor/normal or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. Dark damp places can make all of this worse. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

Spreading Red Bumps: Anything that is getting worse... Especially when it is on the skin needs to be evaluated in person. This could be herpes. It could be a staph or fungal infection. Please get in to see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Bumps on penis: It would be useful to knowif you have any other signs or symptoms along with these red dots like itching, fever, swelling of head of penis (glans penis). The shape and contour of the said red dots is also important. Also, as per you description, you noticed them after having sex. This may indicated a sexually transmitted infection. If they are red rash like spots with itching and/or swelling of head, then it could be a yeast (candida) infection. Small blister like lesions with pain and fever may strongly indicate a herpes infection. Molluscum contagiosum infection can appear as small bumps with central depression. Also, genital warts due HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection can present as small pink/red bumps over penis. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Hello,

I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Here are some...: Without a direct look at, it is hard to draw a conclusion for diagnosis and treatment, but clinically, such bumps are most likely related with long foreskin with inflammatory change on foreskin or/& glans penis — called balanoposthitis or posthitis if involving foreskin only or balanitis if glans penis only. More? Ask doc, preferably urologists. ...Read more

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I have a few (maybe 4) small, non-itchy, red bumps near the base of my penis and in the pubic region. What could this be?

Genital area bumps: Many diagnoses include the presence of bumps on the genitalia, and you need to see a dermatologist to look at these things and tell you what they are. ...Read more

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On the back of the tip of the penis I have two small white areas of skin (discolored) and they have little red bumps in them. Never had sex.

Cysts: These are called penile cyst, women get them, ie, vaginal cysts. They are benign, not sexually transmitted and usually go away. However, I would have them checked anyway. Either you go see your primary doctor, or send us a picture to review and privacy. ...Read more

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I just had unprotected sex with a girl who said she was clean. 2-3 days later the shaft of my penis has small red bumps. Increasing by the day. Help!

I just had unprotected sex with a girl who said she was clean. 2-3 days later the shaft of my penis has small red bumps. Increasing by the day. Help!

See a doctor: Two to three days is quite early for any symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease to occur, the average time frame is about a week. It could be something as simple as ingrown hairs, I suggest you see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the side of my penis they don't hurt or itch. I noticed them 2 weeks ago, what could it be? They kind of look like small pimples

It could: Possibly be "folliculitis", which is inflammation of the hair roots. This is a common problem and usually abates on its own. Sometimes antibiotics are necessary. If the lesions increase in size, become painful or don't resolve, see a doctor for a proper examination. ...Read more