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Doctor insights on: Pearly Penile Papules On Head

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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How are pearly penile papules treated, does it require surgery?

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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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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