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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. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...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 noticed 3 pimples on my penile skin 2 weeks before. Color dark as my skin colour. No pain or itch. Round shape. Realy worried.?

I have noticed 3 pimples on my penile skin 2 weeks before. Color dark as my skin colour. No pain or itch. Round shape. Realy worried.?

Here are some. ..: Have you had this Q answered not long ago? What described may present the presence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which is harmless unless getting their rare superimposed infection like acnes on the face. The most reasonable way to go along with these is leave them alone without fiddling with them. More concerns? Seek professional evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I have noticed 2 pimples on my penile skin on top its dried out after a week and another 3 came up now. I am worried. I was sexually active with a man 1 month before If you want a pic I can post you Thanks for helping me?

Hi Dr. I have noticed 2 pimples on my penile skin on top its dried out after a week and another 3 came up now. I am worried. I was sexually active with a man 1 month before If you want a pic I can post you Thanks for helping me?

Here are some. ..: What described is probably nothing serious but represents acne-like lesions resulting from infected sebaceous glands, which are largely harmless and require no active Rx. But, without a direct look at and feel on them at the time of occurrence, it 's still hard to come up right Dx. Pic is useful but still less accurate than a direct look can do. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Whitehead like pimples on my penile shaft with hairs I applied alcohol for bacteria and the pimples have decreased in size and are scab like now help?

Whitehead like pimples on my penile shaft with hairs I applied alcohol for bacteria and the pimples have decreased in size and are scab like now help?

Infected hairs: You're likely to get these from time to time. Showering twice a day with a good antibacterial soap is likely to help. This is not herpes. Alcohol won't help. Let these things heal on their own, or try hot compresses. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have little white pimple dots on my penile shaft I popped one and now it is scabbed over and red but it doesn't itch or hurt or anything?

Hi doctor I have little white pimple dots on my penile shaft I popped one and now it is scabbed over and red but it doesn't itch or hurt or anything?

Need to see Doctor: How long have you had them? Since they are not painful, it seems unlikely to be herpes. There are other sexually transmitted diseases that can look like this, or they can be benign spots called penile pearly papules, which are of no concern. Only an experienced doctor can sort this out; you may wish to see a urologist, who specializes in penile diseases, or a dermatologist (skin Dr). Good luck ...Read more

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I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft I don't know what it is can you help?

I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft I don't know what it is can you help?

Penile lesion: If you've had no sexual activity with another individual within the past few weeks, this may simply be a pustule which you can treat with warm applications and applying an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. However if you've had any exposure see a physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a pimple like bump on my penile shaft... It is one red bump and I am embarrassed to be with future partners, any ideas on what it is?!?

Get examined: The only way to know for sure is to get examined by a physician. This is especially important to rule out anything that may be sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?

Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?

No just no: Ok... chlamyidia and gonnorhea cause URETHRAL infection. They have nothing to infect on the outside of the penis.
And. The mouth has a lot of bacteria. There isn't a good correlation between bacteria and most mouth ulcers. ...Read more

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Penile bumps clusters of like two. Small pimple-like they're more oval shaped than round. Only have had oral sex but I've had them before then.

Penile bumps clusters of like two. Small pimple-like they're more oval shaped than round. Only have had oral sex but I've had them before then.

Hard to say: It is possible that you have something caused by a virus thst causes mollucsum contagiosum. They are not dangerous but are contagious. You should see a dermatologist or a urologist for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lump on penile shaft. Been there for a year n recently looks like a pimple with pus building up. Have not had sexual activity so not sure what it mayb?

Lump on penile shaft. Been there for a year n recently looks like a pimple with pus building up. Have not had sexual activity so not sure what it mayb?

1 exam = 1000 words: A pimple is essentially an infected hair follicle, usually following a plugged sebaceous gland, and is red and inflamed and somewhat tender. If not infected, a plugged sebaceous gland can cause a sebaceous cyst. Molluscum contagiosum is not red and has a core that and looks white like pus. It is also possible to have a genital wart without sexual activity, but rare to have just one. Rec: exam. ...Read more

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Can you get pearly penile papules near or on your frenulum I have 3 small whitehead looking dots on either side of frenulum?

Can you get pearly penile papules near or on your frenulum I have 3 small whitehead looking dots on either side of frenulum?

Yes: This can be normally seen. Typically we leave them alone. If it grows, do have it seen. If it hurts it might be infected. So that should be seen too. ...Read more

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I have these white pimple looking things on the top back and on the foreskin of my penis. I know they aren't pearly penile skin things. STD maybe?

I have these white pimple looking things on the top back and on the foreskin of my penis. I know they aren't pearly penile skin things. STD maybe?

Might be STD: If you had unprotected sex. Advise to get yourself checked at a clinic or by a dermatologist/veneriologist or urologist ...Read more

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I have had history of penile acne since before I was sexually active for all my life any reason for these random pimples on penis doctor says normal m?

I have had history of penile acne since before I was sexually active for all my life any reason for these random pimples on penis doctor says normal m?

You're fine: You've got sebaceous glands there just like on your face. Some guys get acne there. The discomfort of applying benzoyl peroxide may not be worth it -- it's your choice. ...Read more

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Woke up feeling hungry/tired/dizzy with jaw pain. Found whitehead with red rim on penile shaft. In a monog. Relationship. Cause for concern?

Woke up feeling hungry/tired/dizzy with jaw pain. Found whitehead with red rim on penile shaft. In a monog. Relationship. Cause for concern?

Monogamy pain?: Vigorous sexual activity like any athletic activity, can lead to sprains pains abrasions. Even in the mouth. Coupled with alcohol, it will dry the mouth and deplete blood sugars leaving you hungry. Superficial abrasions wherever can be treated with topical bacitracin, but if persist seek md attention. ...Read more

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Pimple like things on my penis?

Pimple like things on my penis?

May be herpes: If they are somewhat painful, they may be herpes. BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) 2, 000 mg per day (available on line or in a health food store). You can download a free e-book, Wipe Out Herpes with BHT which provides the rationale and references from the literature to substantiate this treatment. ...Read more

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Remedy for white pimple on penis?

Remedy for white pimple on penis?

Skin Cyst: Possibly a skin cyst but should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out a viral infection called molluscum contagiosum. ...Read more

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What to do if I got pimple on penis or is it herpe?

What to do if I got pimple on penis or is it herpe?

Examination is key: A doctor can examine and tell what you have as there are many causes of what may look like a pimple. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a pimple on your penis at home safely?

How do you get rid of a pimple on your penis at home safely?

Don't do it...: Known to all, no one have ever been born perfectly. In real life, I will absolutely not advise anyone to do something to the pimple-like bump in the penis. If it is small ; not hurting, please leave it alone and don't do something by yourself to injure the penis leading to possible infection. If growing in size or hurting, see doc timely and it can be removed under local anesthesia by doc... ...Read more

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I have a red pimple I think it contains blood over my penis?

I have a red pimple I think it contains blood over my penis?

Probably a pimple: If it looks like a pimple, that's probably what it is. However, if you remain uncertain show it to your doctor. In the meantime, don't mess with it: no squeezing, poking, etc, which would make it harder for your doctor to diagnose. ...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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There is something pimple like on my glans penis. How to remove it?

There is something pimple like on my glans penis. How to remove it?

Pearly penile papule: Usually form a ring around corona of glans commonly present in uncircumcised males. Prominence can very from day to day ; with moisture under foreskin. These are benign ; require no treatment. Suggest you see a urologist if not a ring of papules. ...Read more

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My 7 month old baby has a white pimple on his penis what should I do?

My 7 month old baby has a white pimple on his penis what should I do?

Call his doc: I would discuss what you see with his doc or their office staff and decide if a visit will be needed to sort this out. Sometimes a secretion called smegma gets trapped under some redundant foreskin & just needs to be teased out. If really a pimple it might need treatment. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple with a red base on the shaft of my penis. Is this herpes?

Unlikely: Most likely exactly as you described, a pimple. But, if it persists or worsens, have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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My baby has a little pearly white pimple under his penis shaft should I be worried?

My baby has a little pearly white pimple under his penis shaft should I be worried?

Normal: Medial raphe cyst is common and normal. The pediatrician will also check for descended testicles and normal urethral meatus (opening). Congrats for having a cute little bundle of joy. ...Read more

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My bf penis on the head is kinda red what does and a pimple on the side is that bad.?

My bf penis on the head is kinda red what does and a pimple on the side is that bad.?

Infecti: It can be vary from balanitis to any? Std. It depends on the risks he has. It is recommended that he gets medical attention. ...Read more

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Itching under penis then one pimple filled with white puss appeared? What could it be?

Itching under penis then one pimple filled with white puss appeared? What could it be?

Here are some...: Not seeing such lesion, it's hard to offer right Dx although clinically, according to what described, such lesion most likely represents an infected sebaceous gland (hair follicle-related) like a facial acne. More? Have pro-evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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I have one red in color pimple about a eighth inch in diamiter on the head of my penis on top?

I have one red in color pimple about a eighth inch in diamiter on the head of my penis on top?

See remark: Is this recent, or of some standing? Not knowing your history, did it follow sexual contact? Injury?
does it itch? Is it getting larger or smaller? Use an antibiotic ointment twice a day at the spot, avoid sexual contact. If it doesn't go away or increase in size, it would be advisable to see s skin specialist or a urologist. Wishing you the best in health ...Read more

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I need to know what's this lump on my penis u can pop it like a pimple but it hurts what is it?

I need to know what's this lump on my penis u can pop it like a pimple but it hurts what is it?

Penis lump: 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

Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more