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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

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


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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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I had sex with a guy who had serveral red spots on the head of his penis. Could this b herpes?

I had sex with a guy who had serveral red spots on the head of his penis. Could this b herpes?

Here are some...: What you described is commonly seen in men with redundant foreskin. So, if this man is still reachable, ask him for confirmation. Clinically, it's hard to offer accurate opinion without reviewing detailed history and physical examination. Further online chat of this nature may add more unnecessary confusion and anxiety. So, seek pro-counseling as needed. ...Read more

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Its been months and my penis is still itchy at times after unprotected sex with a new partner. Small red spots on the head of my penis.How is it cured?

Its been months and my penis is still itchy at times after unprotected sex with a new partner. Small red spots on the head of my penis.How is it cured?

Both get checked: Some people are sensitive to resident bacteria or fungal infections their partner may be harboring. Not the same as a sexually transmitted disease, intermittent superficial irritations sometimes indicates a yeast infection. A condition called balanitis can ensue causing intermittent itching and irritation. In uncircumcised men the yeast can reside inside the foreskin and be passed back an forth. ...Read more

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I am sexually active. Have not used a condom for the last 2 recent partners. I had notice red spots on the head of my penis all around.

I am sexually active. Have not used a condom for the last 2 recent partners. I had notice red spots on the head of my penis all around.

Unprotected sex: Unprotected sex in this day and age is a really bad idea. Regarding the red spots it could be anything. If they do not go away or if you are really concerned then get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I have noticed a painful boil on my penis where my foreskin covers the head. Also red spots on the head of my penis. Any idea what this could be?

I have noticed a painful boil on my penis where my foreskin covers the head. Also red spots on the head of my penis. Any idea what this could be?

Herpes: Any painful lesion such as you describe should be evaluated for herpes. See a doctor soon so that tests can be done to confirm or deny herpes as a diagnosis. Sometimes, they may just diagnose based on exam. Treatment is available and effective for this, but herpes is not curable. Bottom line: go be evaluated. ...Read more