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Small red bumps on penile shaft forskin and above the penis. When they showed up I was also having two days of drinking and around the mouth i had two?

Small red bumps on penile shaft forskin and above the penis. When they showed up I was also having two days of drinking and around the mouth i had two?

Infection?: You MAY have an infection. The only way to know for sure it to see your doctor, which I encourage you to do. Please discuss your drinking habits w/him/her also. If a drinking problem is developing please catch it before it can do more damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...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 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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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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Help! sometimes itchy red bumps on penile shaft. Is this herpes?

Help! sometimes itchy red bumps on penile shaft. Is this herpes?

Not: You will likely end up with pain than itching. Make sure you are not allergic to latex (if you use latex condom or any vaginal preparations) in case of oral sex, toothpaste or mouthwash used by the performing partner. I presume you are asking this question on behalf of your partner ...Read more

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I have white/red bumps on penile shaft/scrotum. Neg pain/irritation. Started 1 month ago. More appearing last few days. About the size of a pin head. ?

I have white/red bumps on penile shaft/scrotum. Neg pain/irritation. Started 1 month ago. More appearing last few days. About the size of a pin head. ?

Penile lesions: Likely pearly penile papules or lichen nitidus, which occur in young adults and are not pathologic. But follow up wiht doctor/urgent care urologist http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p519.html http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p167.html ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the the shaft of my penis what is this?

I have red bumps on the the shaft of my penis what is this?

Physical exam needed: Some bumps may not be serious but until a doctor takes a look and tells for sure, you may not know. I would advise that you see a physician. ...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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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 ?

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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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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Red bumps on shaft of penis just wondering what they are? Can show picture

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. It may be something that needs to be treated. ...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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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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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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