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Small Skin Bumps (Definition)

Small skin bumps can be indicative of a rash or other irritant-induced condition, but may also indicate other ...Read more


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Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Fordyce Spots: Medical experts believe that these tiny bumps are caused by sebum, which is the skin's natural oil. This natural oil is trapped in the sebaceous glands that do not have hair. In normal cases, sebaceous glands open up into hair follicles and the natural oil is secreted through the airshaft. However, sometimes there is no hair and thus no way to discharge this natural body oil. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to get rid of pearly penis papules and Fordyce spots?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of pearly penis papules and Fordyce spots?

May be normal bumps!: Fordyce spots are considered a normal feature for many people. Therefore, one may have to consult with several urologists in order to find one who may be interested in trying to remove them. A skin laser treatment center may be needed, so a dermatologist consultation may be helpful. One should realize that removing a spot can leave a scar. ...Read more

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Can you have pearly papules on the entire head of your penis or just the edge?

Can you have pearly papules on the entire head of your penis or just the edge?

Generally the edge: Pearly penile papules are generally found on the corona of the glans. Lesions which are elsewhere should be examined by a physician to rule out neoplasm or infectious / inflammatory causes. ...Read more

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How does pearly penile papules grow larger and spread across the penis?

How does pearly penile papules grow larger and spread across the penis?

No, since ...: The experience shows they will not change in size and number, and are harmless so requiring no Rx & leaving them alone as the surest way of care. Best wish ... ...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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I have these little bumps on the rim of the head of my penis I have had them for a wile thay don't hurt or itch I think it may be pearly penile papule?

I have these little bumps on the rim of the head of my penis I have had them for a wile thay don't hurt or itch I think it may be pearly penile papule?

Very possible: Fordyce papules are common and represent small sebaceous glands -- they are persistent and asymptomatic. It would be helpful to have that condition confirmed by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have these white bumps under the corona of glans penis, so most likely it's on the frenulum, is this pearly penile papules? trd to pop them but cant

I have these white bumps under the corona of glans penis, so most likely it's on the frenulum, is this pearly penile papules? trd to pop them but cant

Odd: How long have these "white bumps" been on your penis? Why do they bother you? You've apparently done some research of your own to have come up with "pearly penile papules." Are you trying to "pop them" simply because you don't want them there? If it is PPP, they have no clinical significance, and you should leave them alone. The surgeon MIGHT cause more problems than you are hoping he'll solve. ...Read more