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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

Small Skin Bumps (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. A bump is an area of skin that is raised. A small skin bump is a small raised ...Read more


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White spots on penile glans? Warts?

White spots on penile glans? Warts?

Not a podiatry ?: You need to direct this to your family doctor. ...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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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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Clusters of tiny white bumps beneath penis glans, appear after intercourse, std?

Clusters of tiny white bumps beneath penis glans, appear after intercourse, std?

Probably PPP, not ST: Pearly penile papules, sometimes white, sometimes pink are a normal finding. They may have become a little more prominent or you have only recenetly become aware of them. Normal finding & more prominent in uncircumcised men. ...Read more

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Are white spots on penis contagious?

Are white spots on penis contagious?

Depends : That depends in what's causing them, and i can't figure that out from the description. However, if they're just flat white spots, they're probably not contagious. ...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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Pearly penile papulus and hirsuties papillaris genitalis, hirsuties coronae glandis. Are they the same?

Pearly penile papulus and hirsuties papillaris genitalis, hirsuties coronae glandis. Are they the same?

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. They are the same. ...Read more

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Small white dot on penis. Herpes?

Small white dot on penis. Herpes?

Probablyl not: Usually, a herpes outbreak will begin with a burning or tingling sensation of the skin, then progress to painful, blisters, usually with a base of pink or red skin beneath the blisters. The blisters usually occur in groups, (but can be singular). A single, painless white dot on penis does not sound typical of a herpes outbreak. ...Read more

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What is molluscum contagiosum its little bumps red surface white head

What is molluscum contagiosum its little bumps red surface white head

Molluscum : Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin. It causes pearly lesions or bumps. I don't know what the cause if of the lesion you are describing. ...Read more

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What could a pearly penile papule be?

What could  a pearly penile papule be?

Angiofibromas: Common harmless growths of collagen and tiny blood vessels. ...Read more

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Red, raised lumps on penile shaft?

Red, raised lumps on penile shaft?

Exam needed: You will need to see a health care provider for an examination to determine the likely cause of the bumps. ...Read more

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Tiny skin colored painless bumps on vagina?

Tiny skin colored painless bumps on vagina?

Hpv?: People can have skin tags that they've had for decades around genitalia and anus. However, if these lesions are recent, it's important to have them tested for human pap virus as these can appear the same as tags but have totally different treatment. ...Read more

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Are Fordyce spots on scrotum contagious?

Are Fordyce spots on scrotum contagious?

No: These are sebaceous glands. All grown men have some of them, and they're healthy -- they prevent chapping of the skin. ...Read more

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Small white raised bumps on the prepuce( tip of foreskin) anythinh bad?

Small white raised bumps on the prepuce( tip of foreskin) anythinh bad?

Need a direct look: Oftentimes what you saw is long foreskin-related inflammation / infection. But, a direct look at them is essential to derive a diagnosis. So, seek evaluation / counseling timely. How to have healthcare process done rightly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closely with doc so to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment. Best... ...Read more

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A white raised spot on forskin?

A white raised spot on forskin?

Cyst: If its been there for a while and asymptomatic it may be simply a benign common cyst. However if it grows or multiplies it may be a sexually transmitted issue such as a genital wart. ...Read more

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Was my circ messed up for me to get pearly papules?

Was my circ messed up for me to get pearly papules?

Not Messed Up!: The cause of pearly penile papules (ppp) remains unknown. It is reported to occur in 8-48% of men. It is not related to having a circumcision. In fact, ppp are observed more frequently in uncircumcised men. Interestingly, in uncircumcised men with ppp who under go circumcision later in life, regression of the papules is commonly seen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could a pearly penile papule be?

Angiofibromas: Common harmless growths of collagen and tiny blood vessels. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a pearly penile papule?

What could be the cause of a pearly penile papule?

Infection is high: On the list of things that cause what you are describing. I would have it examined by a physician soon. ...Read more

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I think they are pearly penile papule. They don't hurt or nothing. But is there some kind of ointment for them?

I think they are pearly penile papule. They don't hurt or nothing. But is there some kind of ointment for them?

Treatment: Pearly penile papules are benign. Unfortunately no effective topical cream/ointment treatment. There has been some success with laser treatment but is considered cosmetic and not covered by most insurances. ...Read more

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I think i have penile pearly papules (ppp) and i just wanna make sure that its that. im 16 virgin and got oral once?

I think i have penile pearly papules (ppp) and i just wanna make sure that its that. im 16 virgin and got oral once?

Be counseled...: PPP typically appears along the corona of glans penis in 1-3 rows along various length or a paired spots on both side of frenulum. So, just watch and see. If no change in their features, leave them alone; if yes or still in doubt, see urologist for confirmation and counseling timely. ...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 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?

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

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How can you get rid of pearly penile papule?

How can you get rid of pearly penile papule?

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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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?

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?

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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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

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