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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)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...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 lump on the side of my penis, it started off as a small white pimple looking bump but now is the size of a pea and hurts to touch?

I have a lump on the side of my penis, it started off as a small white pimple looking bump but now is the size of a pea and hurts to touch?

Here are some ...: Without a look at and palpation on it, it's hard to offer accurate Dx. But what you described strongly suggests you got an infected sebaceous cyst, which in time will pop (burst), drain, resolve, & heal. Afterwards, it may be quiet for a while, regrow to run a similar cycle with a widely variable interval. Its definite Rx is surgical excision while infection/abscess is gone with partial regrowth. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the side of my penis they don't hurt or itch.. I noticed them 2 weeks ago, what could it be? They kind of look like small pimples

I have red bumps on the side of my penis they don't hurt or itch.. I noticed them 2 weeks ago, what could it be? They kind of look like small pimples

It could: possibly be "folliculitis", which is inflammation of the hair roots. This is a common problem and usually abates on its own. Sometimes antibiotics are necessary. If the lesions increase in size, become painful or don`t resolve, see a doctor for a proper examination. ...Read more

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I have the same issue. i have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

I have the same issue. i have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

Doctor can look: Bumps and rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor, a urologist, or a dermatologist can examine penis bumps to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are normal bumps like "pearly papules" or comedones (plugged skin pore, plugged hair follicle) but other times they may be from viruses like HPV or molluscum. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why would i be getting small bumps on my penis and testicles, that kinda look like pimples but not really? And i believe it happened after shaving

Why would i be getting small bumps on my penis and testicles, that kinda look like pimples but not really? And i believe it happened after shaving

This sounds like it: could be an irritation from shaving, which is fairly common. However, infections can also look like what you are describing. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Have 2 whitehead looking bumps, top of shaft of penis for abt 3 wks. Virgin. More visible when erect. Tried popping.i dnt thnk pimple.. help.

Have 2 whitehead looking bumps, top of shaft of penis for abt 3 wks. Virgin. More visible when erect. Tried popping.i dnt thnk pimple.. help.

Sebaceous glands: They are probably sebaceous glands. Leave them alone. They are normal. Trying to pop them can cause local trauma and introduce infection. If you are still concerned then follow up with your primary care physician for examination. ...Read more