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Dr. Shari Schabowski
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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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I have a few small red spots on the shaft of my penis, what are they?

I have a few small red spots on the shaft of my penis, what are they?

Red bumps.: Red bumps can be due to several things. If they are fluid filled like blisters, they can be herpes. If hard and bumpy, they can be genital warts. If they are just small itchy red bumps this can be as simple as a yeast infection. I recommend you have some with experience look at them. In the meantime, use condoms! ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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What can cause tiny red spots on the skin near my penis?

What can cause tiny red spots on the skin near my penis?

To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is fungal "jock itch." the best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin ultra. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
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What are these red spots on my penis?

What are these red spots on my penis?

Oh!!??: The cause could be of different origins. Are they painful? Do they itch? Are they spreading? Any associated pain? Any prior similar history? Are sexually active? How long have you have had the bumps? Schedule an appointment with your doctor to have an examination the area of concern. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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I've got painless red spots on my penis, help?

I've got painless red spots on my penis, help?

Here are some ...: The described painless red spots on penis are most likely benign common hemangioma or angiokeratoma, which requires no need for ridding them at all. But, without a direct look, it's hard to precisely decide what it's. So, you may just watch and see as long as not hurting and bleeding. Of course, see Doc timely if any doubt. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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My boyfriend has red spots on his penis what could this be from?

My boyfriend has red spots on his penis what could this be from?

Doctor can look...: Rashes are hard to describe and harder to visualize in words. Rashes on the penis may be warts, molluscum (viral), blackheads (comedones), or be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Red spots or rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions and/or skin infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to help decide on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. David Herman
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Wondering about red spots on head of penis?

Wondering about red spots on head of penis?

STD ???: If you are currently , or have been sexually active you should be screened for sexually transmitted disease. Red spots could be: nothing important, syphilis, warts, dermatitis, herpes etc. You can't always tell by looking. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

Benign papules : Pearly penile papules are like a minature "string of pearls" around head of penis. More common or prominent in uncircumcised men. They are perfectly normal. Sometimes called "tyson's" glands, but aren't glands. May contribute to smegma formation. Have it seen by a dr. If not as described above or if there is any concern. ...Read more

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