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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

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...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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Um hi uh I have a huge bump on the side of my penis it looks like a big pimple should I be worried?

Um hi uh I have a huge bump on the side of my penis it looks like a big pimple should I be worried?

Penis bump: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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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 mastubait alot, I have small bumps at the botton of my penis, and I noticed a large pimple I think on it. What should I do?

I mastubait alot, I have small bumps at the botton of my penis, and I noticed a large pimple I think on it. What should I do?

See a doctor: The bumps may just be due to irritation (too dry?, rubbed too much?) or it can be due to an infection. If it is a pimple, it can be treated with drainage or antibiotics. However, it may be a std if sexually active, but it is hard to tell what kind of infection without seeing it. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like bumps allined on the rim of my penis. They are very sensitive and itch not often. How did I get them and how to disgard them?

I have these pimple like bumps allined on the rim of my penis. They are very sensitive and itch not often. How did I get them and how to disgard them?

See comment: Unless one knows the complete history, I assume you have an infection, could be fungal? --did this follow intercourse? Try applying an anti-fungal cream you can get from local drug store twice /day for 3 days.
Let me know the outcome ...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 this big bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple and it's by itself. Could this be herpes it popped like a pimple also?

I have this big bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple and it's by itself. Could this be herpes it popped like a pimple also?

Milia: It is possible that the lesion you see on your penis, is a small cyst with the name I wrote above. This is not contagious or dangerous and it is not uncommon. ...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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What's a red bump like pimple mean on my penis?

What's a red bump like pimple mean on my penis?

See derm: See dermatologist because you may need blood test and or biopsy to find out what is going on. ...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 have a question. I have a small white bump on my penis shaft curious to know if it's just a pimple?

I have a question. I have a small white bump on my penis shaft curious to know if it's just a pimple?

Cyst: It may be a sebaceous cyst. Do not try to pop it. If it gets bigger or bothers you in any way, you may get it removed.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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The other day I felt a pimple like bump at the base of my penis I removed the bump but now there is swelling and at the base of the penis. Any ideas?

The other day I felt a pimple like bump at the base of my penis I removed the bump but now there is swelling and at the base of the penis. Any ideas?

If not getting. ..: It looked like you just squeezed out a hair-follicle-related sebaceous cyst, resulting in tissue injury and possible superimposed infection. So, leave it alone if slowly but surely getting better day by day over the next 2-3 days, leave it alone. If not or getting worse, go for an urgent timely medical attention. ...Read more

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I had used a condom and the next day I had clear pimple like bumps on the base of my penis. I popped them and now they are gone...What could that be?

I had used a condom and the next day I had clear pimple like bumps on the base of my penis. I popped them and now they are gone...What could that be?

? latex allergy: Possibly you had a latex allergy or a contact dermatitis from the condom and the friction caused during intercourse. If it happens again and often, see a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more