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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

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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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?

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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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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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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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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I have pearly penile papules... I don't 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 don't 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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I have developed some small growths on my penis. I suspect that I have pearly penile papules. They started a year or two back. How can I get rid of them and do they affect my fertility.

I have developed some small growths on my penis. I suspect that I have pearly penile papules. They started a year or two back. How can I get rid of them and do they affect my fertility.

They are normal: Pink Pearly Papules can form a ring around head of penis. Sometimes appear more prominent than other ties. There are good pictures on Google. Com. U can't get rid of them, they are harmless, may itch at times. Not STD & not infectious & will not affect sex partner. Will not affect fertility ...Read more

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Are pearly penile papules common?

Yes.: Overall incidence of 30%, higher in uncircumcised males. ...Read more

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How much will it cost to remove pearly penile papules?

How much will it cost to remove pearly penile papules?

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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Can you tell me how to remove my pearly penile papules?

Can you tell me how to remove my pearly penile papules?

Nope, I won't!: :) This is CLEARLY not something you should attempt one your own at home. ...Read more

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How can I cure pearly penile papules (ppp) at home easily?

How can I cure pearly penile papules (ppp) at home easily?

Not easy or needed.: Doesn't need treatment. It is not a skin disorder- just a normal variation. There is no method of removing these that you won't later regret. ...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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How does sex feel with somebody who has pearly penile papules?

How does sex feel with somebody who has pearly penile papules?

Penile Papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my fiance that I have pearly penile papules?

How do I explain to my fiance that I have pearly penile papules?

Reassurance.: I think you can reassure your partner that the condition is completely common and benign.

If, however, you have lesions of the penis they appear to be changing in character or become painful, then you should have further evaluation. ...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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What is pearly penile papules and don't want anyone to know. What can I do?

What is pearly penile papules and don't want anyone to know. What can I do?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. ...Read more

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I have had a gf for awhile and she got tested too. And she didn't have anything. Could I have pearly penile papules?

I have had a gf for awhile and she got tested too. And she didn't have anything. Could I have pearly penile papules?

Non issue but yes!: Papules are a benign condition and not related to infection issues whatsoever. Papules do not require treatment. ...Read more

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How are pearly penile papules treated, does it require surgery?

Not necessary: Ppp are benign bumps around the periphery of the glans penis. They are more common than you think (just not necessarily talked about at the gym or over coffee) and do not require treatment. I have had a few patients insist on treatment as they were self conscious about the appearance and thought that sexual partners may mistake them as genital warts. Co2 laser has been successful in these cases. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pearly penile papules and tyson's glands?

Not much: The glands are tiny spots with cheezy material which can be extracted. The papules are solid. Both are tiny, benign, & best left alone. ...Read more

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I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. ...Read more

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What to do if I have papules on my penis but it's not pearly penile papules. Help?

What to do if I have papules on my penis but it's not pearly penile papules. Help?

Penis papules: Penis bumps 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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How to treat pearly penile papules?

How to treat pearly penile papules?

Don't treat: Pearly penile papules are normal and do not require treatment. There are several ways to destroy them, but you might like the cosmetic result even less than the current situation. We've all seen someone who has obviously had too much plastic surgery, right? Don't do that to your penis! ...Read more

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Are pearly penile papules contagious?

Are pearly penile papules contagious?

No they are not: They are a normal finding, more prominent in uncircumcised men & harmless ...Read more

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