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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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Tiny pimples on shaft of penis?

Tiny pimples on shaft of penis?

Need to be seen!: Best thing to do is to have it checked by a dermatologist. If the small bumps are dome shaped with a central dimple, it could be molluscum contagiosum. This is a skin rash caused by a viral infection that can spread by sexual contact. Early lesions on the genitalia may be mistaken for herpes or warts but, unlike herpes, these lesions are painless. Have it checked and diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hey, I have 5 small pimples on shaft of penis right below head. They do not discharge anything at all and arnt really itchy. What could they be?

Hey, I have 5 small pimples on shaft of penis right below head. They do not discharge anything at all and arnt really itchy. What could they be?

PPP's?: If they're relatively stable, and don't change, and don't go away, you may one of the lucky 1% of men who have "pearly penile papules" along the corona. It's your choice whether you keep them or have them lasered off. There are photos online; see if they match, and check with your physician next time you visit. ...Read more

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What is this red pimple on penile shaft, closer to glands?

What is this red pimple on penile shaft, closer to glands?

Get examined.: Any history of unprotected sex? Does it hurt/itch? Any discharge? How long have you had it? Sometimes these things can be normal, like an epidermal inclusion cyst, or sometimes they can be the sign of an sti. More likely it's benign because it's on the shaft, but when in doubt, get checked. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple on my shaft of my penis. its less than 1cm, but will occasionally be bothersome. I've noticed it for awhile but never had issues?

I have a small pimple on my shaft of my penis. its less than 1cm, but will occasionally be bothersome. I've noticed it for awhile but never had issues?

MD eval: Hard to judge this without a history and inspection, could be STD, coukd be pearly penile papule, coukd be excess sweating or blister d/t friction. Have a dictor check this out if you need answers to get to the bottom of this problem ...Read more

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I had a pimple on the shaft of my penis, it popped, and now what's left seems to be an even smaller pimple , it wont pop and it hurts when pinched.Help?

pls don't: Do anything else with your lesions, go see your dr to verify what this is especially if you are sexually active, take care. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on the shaft of my penis and it popped and a pimple seed can out of it.I whiped it with alcohol should I be worried and what shall I do?

I had a pimple on the shaft of my penis and it popped and a pimple seed can out of it.I whiped it with alcohol should I be worried and what shall I do?

See a doctor: Pimples on the shaft of a penis can be a sign of sexually transmitted disease. The skin of the penis is not a common place to get acne as it lacks the sebacious glands from which acne forms. Don't have unprotected intercourse in general but DEFINITELY not until you see a doctor. Many county/city public health clinics offer free confidential exams. Start by googling "STD clinic" ...Read more

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Popped pimple on penis shaft from shaving.Will that cause more?

Popped pimple on penis shaft from shaving.Will that cause more?

No: I am puzzled as to why anyone would want to shave there. It is a silly fad which you will drop as you become an adult. ...Read more

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I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

Hands off: A pimple on the penis is no different than anywhere else. Best to just leave it alone and let it drain spontaneously. However, if it is large (e.g. up toward half an inch or more), especially painful, or if a lot of surrounding redness, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

DR.: Always best to have a trained professional clinically examine you, diagnose you officially, and perform any necessary procedures on you, especially if going to be done to your penis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with someone and he texted me that he was worried I had given him a disease. In the pics he sent there were a group of small white pimples on the shaft. Then I inspected myself and there are small white pimples forming on my volva as

I had unprotected sex with someone and he texted me that he was worried I had given him a disease. In the pics he sent there were a group of small white pimples on the shaft. Then I inspected myself and there are small white pimples forming on my volva as

Get seen together: If these are painful, it may be herpes though this is not the classic story. If not, chances are this is the result of physical irritation. Since this concerns you both and clear communication is critical, consider being seen as a couple. ...Read more

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Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

A recurrent acne...: What described seemingly represents a recurrent acne, which is inflamed / infected hyperactive sebaceous gland of a hair follicle. If annoyed enough, go for an evaluation to have it removed while not infected. Best to your health... ...Read more

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I've got what look like pimples on the shaft of my penis. I'm not sure what they are. I've never had any kind of sex (vaginal, anal, oral). Thoughts?

I've got what look like pimples on the shaft of my penis. I'm not sure what they are. I've never had any kind of sex (vaginal, anal, oral). Thoughts?

?papules: If you've never had sex, little white bumps on the shaft of the penis may in fact be pimples, a skin cyst, or ingrown hairs. These are common and they're nothing to worry about. Another condition that's normal and no cause for concern is pearly penile papules. See the doc if your overly concerned and want an official diagnosis and not just a guess over the computer. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Pimples on the shaft of a penis from wearing a condom too long. What could have caused this?

Pimples on the shaft of a penis from wearing a condom too long. What could have caused this?

Latex allergy: It is probabely latex allergy and you should have it checked, because it can keep recurring and sometimes continuing use can cause severe reaction and rarely can be fatal you can however get latex free condoms as well. ...Read more

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I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple on the shaft of your penis? Have not had sex by the way so it is not an STD.

Can you get a pimple on the shaft of your penis? Have not had sex by the way so it is not an STD.

Yes: While not the typical area where pimples happen - they can occur in the genital region due to an over activity of the sebaceous glands or ingrown hair. Any of the OTC spot treatments for acne would take it away pretty quickly (don't pop it). Hope that helps! ...Read more