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Doctor insights on: I Once Had A Zit On My Penis But Have Never Had Anything Else Since It Went Away What Does This Mean

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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I have what looks like a zit on my penis shaft. I haven't had sex in about a year. Its small and when I pop it its like a zit but doesn't go away?

I have what looks like a zit on my penis shaft. I haven't had sex in about a year. Its small and when I pop it its like a zit but doesn't go away?

Do not pop zits: Stop popping these benign spots. This will lead to scarring and potentially permanent changes in the skin. If after a few weeks the spot is not healed then you can consider seeing a skin specialist or your family physician. Please stop popping, pinching, poking at spots on your skin. ...Read more

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I have a zit looking thing on my penis. Need to make sure it's just that or something else?

I have a zit looking thing on my penis. Need to make sure it's just that or something else?

Penis zit: Depending where on the penis. Unlikely that the penis will have a pimple. Could be something else, and would recommend a check by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have littles zits in my penis is that normal? And some microscopical bumps in my penis head, ni rash or something else!

I have littles zits in my penis is that normal? And some microscopical bumps in my penis head, ni rash or something else!

Fordyce spots or HSV: Fordyce spots are common and a result of visible sebaceous glands. These are benign lesions. Genital herpes or other sexually transmitted diseases must be considered and this warrants a proper examination from your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have zits on my penis? Is it normal?

Why do I have zits on my penis? Is it normal?

Yes: Plenty of young men have a few infected hairs on the bottom of their shafts. No big deal. If they are actually warts instead, a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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There is a zit like thing on my penis. Could it be a cyst or something more serious?

Could be a zit, or: Sign of an std, if you have been having unprotected sex. If you have not had sex (ever), then this is most likely a pimple. Hormones are raging at this age, which is why unprotected sex is never a good idea--too many stds to catch and spread! But if you are truly a virgin, then you need not worry. If you are having unprotected sex, then you should have this checked out if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for tiny whitehead zits to appear on penis?

Would it be unusual for tiny whitehead zits to appear on penis?

Yes: This sounds like milia, which are blocked hair follicles and can appear as small firm dome shaped white bumps. ...Read more

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I have these spots on my penis over time they turn to zits, is this normal?

I have these spots on my penis over time they turn to zits, is this normal?

Need more info: What does "over time" mean? Hours, days, weeks, or longer? How long has it been going on? Herpes always comes to mind for genital skin problems that go from red bump to blister to pimple, but only if it happens over a few days, or if in recurrent crops. Of course the chance of herpes depends on sexual lifestyle and risks. Best to see a doctor or clinic and stop guessing and worrying. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have white dot things on the edge of my penis head. Not a lot they look like zits should I be worried?

I have white dot things on the edge of my penis head. Not a lot they look like zits should I be worried?

Pearly penile papule: You might have something called pearly penile papules--a relatively common and normal occurrence in some men. They are usually around the rim of the head of he penis and are tiny 1mm bumps. They are not related to an std or infection of any kind, but due to the fact that many lesions on the genitals are related to stds, it would be wise to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a painful zit or spot on the shaft on my penis I have popped it twice and it keeps coming back. It hurts pop it.

I have a painful zit or spot on the shaft on my penis I have popped it twice and it keeps coming back. It hurts pop it.

Penis pustule: Not a pimple, but more likely a blocked gland. Don't pop it as it will resolve on its own. To know for sure show a doctor when it returns ...Read more

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There was a tiny bump on my penis. It was very hard to see. It was easy to pop and white came out like a zit. Is it herpes?

There was a tiny bump on my penis. It was very hard to see. It was easy to pop and white came out like a zit. Is it herpes?

Bump on penis: Herpes is painful, with clusters of blisters. Blisters can be internal, and not seen. What you describe is not typical of herpes. But some nodules and bumps can be other sexually transmitted diseases. I.e. HPV, or small nodules from syphilis, and others. It is ALWAYS best to get tested, or you may not know you have something. Men are frequently not symptomatic in any way. You can test anonymously ...Read more

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I have bumps like zits on the rim of the head of my penis there white and I have had them forever never paid attention but this is not normal what wro?

I have bumps like zits on the rim of the head of my penis there white and I have had them forever never paid attention but this is not normal what wro?

They are normal: Pearly penile papules. Typically single circumferential row of tiny papules around penile groove just beyond corona of glans. They are perfectly safe, no treatment required. ...Read more

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I have what looks to be like a zit on the shaft of my penis. I haven't had sex in 5-6 months. When I pop it hard white stuff comes out along withblood?

I have what looks to be like a zit on the shaft of my penis. I haven't had sex in 5-6 months. When I pop it hard white stuff comes out along withblood?

Pearly papule: This is a benign sebaceous cyst that usually would go away on its own. Picking at it, popping it, doing things to it you know doctors are going to yell at you for will scar it and make it possibly a permanent problem. Leave it alone. Let it heal. ...Read more

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I have a bump at the base of penis that looks + feels like a zit. Hurts to masturbate, doesn't hurt to pee. What could this be?

I have a bump at the base of penis that looks + feels like a zit. Hurts to masturbate, doesn't hurt to pee. What could this be?

May be just an acne: It's most likely just an infected hyperactive sebaceous gland like an acne on the face. Its occurrence will not affect how you urinate, but give you some local pain & irritation. It tends to recur once infection once took place; so, it may require surgical ablation or excision. But, without inspection / palpation, it's still hard to give an accurate Dx. So, see Doc for sure detail and care. Best.. ...Read more

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I been worry I have what it looks like small zit on my genital area. They mainly are in the sack an under my penis an some look like there under the s?

I been worry I have what it looks like small zit on my genital area. They mainly are in the sack an under my penis an some look like there under the s?

Penis spots: Penis spots can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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On the shaft of my penis I had a bump that looked like a regular zit and I popped it and a lot of pus and blood came out. Do u think its herpes?

On the shaft of my penis I had a bump that looked like a regular zit and I popped it and a lot of pus and blood came out. Do u think its herpes?

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't behave at all like this; herpes lesions do not have pus and blood. And pimples are quite common on the penis. Herpes lesions tend to be quite superficial, whereas pimples are deeper. Think of herpes blisters as being on the surface (they start in the outermost laters of skin), whereas pimples develop "in" the skin. And most herpes outbreaks have multiple lesions, not a just one. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis, I only itch at night when I'm trying to sleep, and on occasion during the day. What is it? Its small and looks like a zit, I pop it and it bleeds but itches less then.

I have a bump on my penis, I only itch at night when I'm trying to sleep, and on occasion during the day. What is it? Its small and looks like a zit, I pop it and it bleeds but itches less then.

If: If you are sexually active then you may be dealing with an std and should see your doctor for testing. If you are not sexually active then you may be dealing with a cyst or pustule. If it has not resolved see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on my penis I have had blackheads and only a few zits all over the underside of my penis and quite a bit on top for a few years new and its ruining my life

How do I get rid of acne on my penis I have had blackheads and only a few zits all over the underside of my penis and quite a bit on top for a few years new and its ruining my life

My: My concern is that these lesions you are describing may not be acne at all.
Have you seen a dermatologist for this problem? Was a diagnosis of acne made? What you are describing could be in fact condyloma aka genital warts. These often look like acne, black heads in particular. If that is the case, then be assurred there are very good treatments that can eliminate these lesions.
On the other hand you may be dealing withsomething else, possibly a dermatitis due to some type of allergic reaction or allergen you are exposed to. Very difficult to say without seeing the lesions myself.
I hope you will visit a dermatologist for this problem asap. You should not have to deal with something that is ruing your life.

I encourage input from the other experts on this question.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bump at the base of penis that looks + feels like a zit. Hurts to masturbate, doesn't hurt to pee. Advice?

How to get rid of bump at the base of penis that looks + feels like a zit. Hurts to masturbate, doesn't hurt to pee. Advice?

See answer: Most common cause would be an infected hair follicle (aka folliculitis) caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Self-treatment includes avoiding irritation by clothing or shaving; moist heat compresses; proper hygiene with antiseptic cleanser; and topical antibiotic (mupirocin, neomycin, and bacitracin with polymyxin B). If no better in 2-4 days or worsens, an oral antibiotic may be needed
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I think I have a severely ingrown hair on the underside of my penis. White puss drain if I apply pressure like you'd pop a zit. It's very tender & red?

I think I have a severely ingrown hair on the underside of my penis. White puss drain if I apply pressure like you'd pop a zit. It's very tender & red?

See below: Sounds like you have folliculitis (an infected hair follicle). It will usually resolve after it drains, which it sounds like it has. If the redness expands or does not go away see a physician as you might need antibiotics. Simple things like sitting in a warm bath sometimes allow the pus to drain more readily. Also, if you shave the area, always shave in the direction of the hair growth. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's a pimple on the head of a penis?

What does it mean when there's a pimple on the head of a penis?

It may be STD: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, you should have it checked by your doctor as it may be a std.
So have it checked anyway and have it treated. ...Read more

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White pimples on the penis that are itching what does it mean?

White pimples on the penis that are itching what does it mean?

Here are some. ..: Pimples on the penis are common but harmless as long as they don't bother you. For its itching, you may try gingerly applying topical 1% hydrocortisone cream on it 1-2 times daily after cleansing and drying for 1 week or until itching stops. If recurring, use it again as instructed. For long-tern elimination, a minor procedure to remove it can be done under local. If still in doubt, ask Doc timely ...Read more