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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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Pimples (Definition)

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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 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. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead. Should I be worried?

I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead.  Should I be worried?

Probably ok: This is difficult to assess over the internet but based on the symptoms you described this sounds like a "pimple" or folliculitis. If the lesion heals well then don't worry. If you the area becomes red, painful or doesn't go resolve have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also, skin peeling off?

I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also, skin peeling off?

Need evaluation: You should see your primary care doctor for a complete evaluation and testing if needed. They will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
An urgent care is also an option if you do not have a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I used to do masturbation night. I won't clean my penis that time. Is it make any white pimples on penis head ring and white small bumps on head?

I used to do masturbation night. I won't clean my penis that time. Is it make any white pimples on penis head ring and white small bumps on head?

Pearly papules: A few percentage of men have a row of bumps along the corona -- "pearly penile papules". Check on the internet and see if that's what you have. It's just you, and anyway you didn't give it to yourself by doing what all guys do. You might decide they are a plus, or if they bother you, they can be removed by laser. ...Read more

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Random bumps appearing under the rim of penis. Pimple like in a row. No pain whatsoever. Now small white buttons appearing on penis skin? Herpes?

Random bumps appearing under the rim of penis. Pimple like in a row. No pain whatsoever. Now small white buttons appearing on penis skin? Herpes?

Sounds like you need: An exam in order to determine exactly what this is. It doesn't sound like Herpes, but could be a skin irritation or genital warts. Please see your doctor for an examination so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. Also, would recommend that you refrain from sexual activity until you are seen and diagnosed. ...Read more

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What are white tiny pimple looking bumps a lil above my penis by the pubic hair region?

What are white tiny pimple looking bumps a lil above my penis by the pubic hair region?

Probably follicles: Hair follicles, could be tiny sebaceous ducts (small glands beneath the skin), — this description doesn't sound typical of any sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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I have a problem that pimples like are coming below the skin of my penis, I don't have any itching or pain, it is formed just behind the bump?

I have a problem that pimples like are coming below the skin of my penis, I don't have any itching or pain, it is formed just behind the bump?

Common: Many, maybe most, men get a few infected hairs on their shaft from time to time. If they go away after a while, ignore them; washing with an anti-staph / anti-bacterial soap may help control things. If the individual lesions persist, let your physician know at your next office visit. ...Read more

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I had a red bump, looked like a red pimple, where the shaft of my penis meets the pubis area for ~ a month. Today it was puss-filled, ingrown hair?

I had a red bump, looked like a red pimple, where the shaft of my penis meets the pubis area for ~ a month. Today it was puss-filled, ingrown hair?

Good possibility : Inflamed or infected hair follicles in that region not uncommon and usually resolve on their own with good hygiene, warm compresses, and elimination of any undergarments that may be irritating that area. If persists, worsens, or accompanied by other lesions, recommend evaluation. ...Read more

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