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I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

May be: Fordyce spots, which visible sebaceous(oil) glands that are present in most individuals particularly on the genitals. It's hard to say though without visualizing the lesions. Your best bet is to at least see your primary care doctor if not a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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I saw a pimple like bump on my penis i don't feel any discomfort at all but is this something that I should be worry about?

I saw a pimple like bump on my penis i don't feel any discomfort at all but is this something that I should be worry about?

Pimple on Penis: You may be fine. But, the problem is that if you have no pain and a sore this could be the primary stage of a syphilis infection. Someone with some expertise in this should see the sore to make sure you do not need testing and/or treatment for syphilis. ...Read more

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I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since i was young,these are white i n color,what can they be?

I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since i was young,these are white i n color,what can they be?

PPP: Pearly penile papules, sometimes called tyson's glands. Can come and go, be more prominent at times than others. They are benign , normal and no need for concern. You always take and send a picture for our review & confirmation. It would not be sexting, would be for medical review and you remain anonymous. ...Read more

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I have two pimple like bumps on my penis shaf, when I squeeze it I feel something, it's been there for a while. Not sure if it syringoma or what.

I have two pimple like bumps on my penis shaf, when I squeeze it I feel something, it's been there for a while.  Not sure if it syringoma or what.

Skin bumps: Could be many things. An infectious process such as an abscess or even just temples or possibility. These typically have pain associated with them. Sis underneath the skin or another possibility. They sometimes are infectious in nature and other times filled with noninfectious material. If you are sexually active then an STD is a possibility as well and may or may not cause pain. Go to dr. ...Read more

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I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

May be: Fordyce spots, which visible sebaceous(oil) glands that are present in most individuals particularly on the genitals. It's hard to say though without visualizing the lesions. Your best bet is to at least see your primary care doctor if not a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

May be ...: A bump from pimple (1- 1.5 mm) - hyperactive hair-follicle-related sebaceous gland, usually has its white head visible, but at times, can be a "black" head. But, it's harmless as long as being asymptomatic and remaining stable in size. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...Read more

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I get small black pimple like bumps on my penis if i try to pick them off they bleed and leave a scar. What do you recommend?

I get small black pimple like bumps on my penis if i try to pick them off they bleed and leave a scar. What do you recommend?

Your description: Is clear, but its implication requires an expert to look at the lesions. 'black' + 'bleeding' in any skin lesion warrants inspection by a dermatologist. Infectious, cancerous, and benign moles can all be the cause that i can't tell from here, but they can. There is a group in your city with a 'pigmented nevus clinic' ...Choose a dermatologist or go there. ...Read more

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I haven't had sex and I have small white pimple like bumps on my penis. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

I haven't had sex and I have small white pimple like bumps on my penis. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Penile pearls: These are normal. The nih website has a photo of a 23 year old's pearly penile papules. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2742148/#__ffn_sectitle. ...Read more

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Bumps/pimples on penis . smooth round skin colured non itchhy painless. no sex for past 12 months . before that had sex with multiple partners. ?

Bumps/pimples on penis . smooth round skin colured non itchhy painless. no sex for   past 12 months . before that had sex with multiple partners. ?

Sebaceous glands...: Most likely, what described are the bumps/pimples from hyperactive sebaceous glands-harmless and needing no active care. Hence, leaving them alone is the best care as long as having no infection like acne. ...Read more