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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 noticed a couple small white almost pimple like bumps under the bottom of the head of my penis. What could this be?

I noticed a couple small white almost pimple like bumps under the bottom of the head of my penis. What could this be?

I don't: Know since I can't see them on the internet. If you're concerned, let your doctor take a look. ...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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I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or a std. I picked at it and it hurts.

I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or a std. I picked at it and it hurts.

Physical exam: The only way to know for sure what it is, is by doing physical exam. See your physician who can do a physical exam and the appropriate tests to find out what it is. ...Read more

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While masturbating I notice small pimple like bump (underskin) next to maybe two other bumps that feel amost connected on the underside left of penis where pinky would be if right hand is being used. Its lots of veins there were skin loosen. Cause???

Without examining: The area in question it will be impossible to provide you with a diagnosis or reason for your findings. You will need to see health care provider for an evaluation. It is probably normal for you but I am sure you don't want to take the chance it could be something more serious. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on pubic hair sore to touch and itchy after using condoms and penis red itchy as well. My partner is STD free.?

Pimple like bumps on pubic hair sore to touch and itchy after using condoms and penis red itchy as well. My partner is STD free.?

Could be STD: If the bumps only last for a few minutes or less than a day then they are nothing to worry about. If they are persistent and last for weeks than it may be a viral infection called molluscum contagiosum. ...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

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I have a bump on my penis shaft. It is regular skin color maybe a bit more red. Is this herpes or pimples? It is a single lesion. Pus seems clear.

I have a bump on my penis shaft. It is regular skin color maybe a bit more red. Is this herpes or pimples? It is a single lesion. Pus seems clear.

Well : On the penis commonly this can be an STD may be herpes or syphilis or chancroid sometimes it just can be an abscess or bacterial infection. For specific diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor in person or do A Healthtap visit ...Read more

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Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or an ingrown hair? I have not had sex and when erected it is bigger. Can you get acne on your penis

Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or an ingrown hair? I have not had sex and when erected it is bigger.  Can you get acne on your penis

Likely ingrown hair: Most likely it is an ingrown hair possibly getting infected. You can apply a topical abx like neosporin. If not improving get it checked out by your doctor. Does not sound like an STD though. ...Read more

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I have two small painless white spots on my upper lip and little painless whitehead looking bumps on my penis all within the last month,?

I have two small painless white spots on my upper lip and little painless whitehead looking bumps on my penis all within the last month,?

More than 1 possible: These spots coukld be small blocked up pores, known as whiteheads or milia, sort of like miniature cysts. However, they could be something contagious like a viral infection known as molluscum contagiosum. These are also small and usually white or pink. ...Read more

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