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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)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have a singular pimple/sore on the underside shaft of my penis. It started out as a hard bump but now has yellow looking pus inside. Is it herpes?

I have a singular pimple/sore on the underside shaft of my penis. It started out as a hard bump but now has yellow looking pus inside. Is it herpes?

Penis Anatomy: It is very common to get oil filled cysts on the penis and scrotum. These benign cysts are called sebaceous cysts. Herpes is a cluster of painful blisters that open up and have raw tender skin. From your description this does not sound like herpes. ...Read more

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Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

PPP: These are likely to be benign (innocent) lesions called "pearly penile papules". I would not be concerned about them, though seeing a physician if they become inflamed or continue to spread would be best. ...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 onn line or in a health food store). ...Read more

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How do you cure penis pimples?

How do you cure penis pimples?

Molluscum?: Small red bumps on the penis are most likely molluscum, a contagious wart. This needs to be treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the pimples on my penis?

What is the pimples on my penis?

HSV 2: You could be having herpes simplex-2 virus infection. Please contact your doctor for a thorough exam to get the correct diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can men get pimples on their penis?

Can men get pimples on their penis?

In Short, Yes: Any where you have skin, you can get pimple like lesions, since pimples are essentially infected skin glands. They could also be infected hair follicles, herpes, warts, or any number of other things. He should get them checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple or acne on the penis?

Can you get a pimple or acne on the penis?

Yes: However, you can also get genital warts on your penis if you are sexually active. Therefore, you should have an examination with your doctor to determine exactly what the proper diagnosis is. ...Read more

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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