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Pimples On Penile
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?
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.
Small, darkish-red bump on penile shaft. Doesn't itch or irritate at all, only little irritation when pushed against. Looks similar to pimple, is it?
Bump on penis: I would suggest you get it examined to see if it is an STI or other ...Read more
A small, single pimple like bump near the base of my penile shaft. There is only one. It does not hurt or itch. Opinion?
Sebaceous cyst: Most likely. Would do nothing as it is symptom free. Could be shown to your doctor at next routine visit. ...Read more
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
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
Pimple: You probably need to see your doctor to rule out warts. ...Read more
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 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?
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
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
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
In grown hair: See your primary care doctor to rule out other diseases. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
See your doctor: Lesions in the area could be more than they seem. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more
Unlikely: Most likely exactly as you described, a pimple. But, if it persists or worsens, have your doctor look at it. ...Read more
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
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
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