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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

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I get painless red spots on the head& shaft of my penis, after sex, takes a month to go away. No condoms, same gf for 7 years. Penile cancer?

I get painless red spots on the head& shaft of my penis, after sex, takes a month to go away. No condoms, same gf for 7 years. Penile cancer?

Not likely, but. ..: This description does not sound like cancer. It may be a skin infection/ disease. Need to show these lesions to a skin doctor or your family doc. ...Read more

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Have developed several small red splotch spots on the head of my penis. Not sore or raised-does not seem to be spreading. What is this?

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Have developed several small red splotch spots on the head of my penis. Not sore or raised-does not seem to be spreading. What is this?

Here are some. ..: Without further detail of the affected area and medical background, it's hard to offer an accurate assessment. At least, these sploches seem benign, non-urgent, and non- progressive. But for long term care, it's reasonable to get pro-evaluation and counseling so to decide if they're long-foreskin-related or not. If so, circumcision may be required. So, see urologist timely. ...Read more

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Wondering about red spots on head of penis?

Wondering about red spots on head of penis?

Probably normal: "pearly penile papules" are are like a "mini string of pearls around head of penis. Normal finding especially in uncircumcised men. Sometimes called "tyson's glands", although they aren't glands. They are perfectly benign and of no concern. However, should be checked by a dr. If spots are not as described. ...Read more

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Sexually active. Flat, painless, red spots on head of penis. Does not bother me at all. Haven't used condoms for last 2 partners.

Sexually active. Flat, painless, red spots on head of penis. Does not bother me at all. Haven't used condoms for last 2 partners.

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Last night, the head of my penis was itchy and I looked at it today in the morning, and I had little red spots on the head. What does this mean?

Last night, the head of my penis was itchy and I looked at it today in the morning, and I had little red spots on the head. What does this mean?

Balanitis: This could be an inflammatory condition called balanitis. You should see a urologist for examination and they may need to prescribe a topical steroid called betamethasone. ...Read more

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What could cause little red spots on penis head?

What could cause little red spots on penis head?

Have seen if lasting: These may be nothing more complicated than burst capillaries if you've used a hard grip, but if they last, the entity to rule out is a premalignancy usually related to hpv ("erythroplasia" and its family.) have your physician look if and only if they are stable for more than two weeks and are clearly not just blood vessels. ...Read more

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Hi, I have 2 red spots on my glans penis, It was around more than 2 yrs since I saw it, recently part of it became dark red, No itch, pain, uncomfort?

Hi, I have 2 red spots on my glans penis, It was around more than 2 yrs since I saw it, recently part of it became dark red, No itch, pain, uncomfort?

Balanitis: If you are not circumcised, a yeast infection can present with such lesions. It may be an irritation from sexual activities. Photo evaluation would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my penis head. ...how could I cure it. ...I never had sex. ..

I have red spots on my penis head. ...how could I cure it. ...I never had sex. ..

Nothing serious if..: How old are you? Do you have tight long foreskin? If yes, have you had inflammation/infection there? If young and not bothersome, leaving it alone is best thing to follow. However, it is impossible to know if what you described is significant or not without a direct look at them. To be sure, seek evaluation & counseling although they are most likely nothing serious and need no active care. ...Read more

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Red spots on tip of penis glads, almost inside the head. Hurts when touched. What could it be and caused this???

Red spots on tip of penis glads, almost inside the head. Hurts when touched. What could it be and caused this???

STD vs normal: Could be papilloma virus or herpes. No sexual activity as long as there is pain. Other infections can cause these symptoms. This could be trichomoniasis. Could be penile papules. Most importantly defer sexual activity as long as symptoms continue. Could be hair follicles if at base of penis. Could be yeast infection so have your blood sugar checked. Possibly STD. May need Rx. See urologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a red area that is mildly itchy and has 3 tiny red spots (not bumpy) close to the area on the head of my penis, any idea what it is?

Hi, I have a red area that is mildly itchy and has 3 tiny red spots (not bumpy) close to the area on the head of my penis, any idea what it is?

It depends to your: History. It could be a lot of things and difficult to tell. Having said that since itch involved, I would think a some sort of yeast infection. Genital herpes can also itch and may resembles to your description. History, exam and std tests are essential to make a diagnosis. See a dermatologist or urologist or family doctor. If you want someting to be told online shoot me a digital picture. ...Read more

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I recently had some weird red spots on my penis head like dry scabs and just there. I looked up herpes pictures and it looks nothing to what I have.

Penile lesions: Herpes usually presents with vesicular rash commonly referred as blisters. Those are usually painful and the skin they crop on is somewhat red. Dry lesions are not herpes but need to be looked at to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

Penile scales: Yes you can get psoriasis on the penis. Could also be eczema or a yeast/fungal infection. Would follow up with dermatologist as you have to be careful using steroids on the penis as it can thin the skin. . ...Read more

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Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots underneath?

Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots underneath?

Can't diagnose: With the info available. Do not know if this is yeast without getting more history and visualizing. But is your penis is inflammed and painful - do recommend assessment. You can start with your PCM. Take care. ...Read more

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Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots when it comes?

Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots when it comes?

Male yeast infection: Usually only non-circumcised men get yeast infections under the foreskin. Pulling back the foreskin will show some "white slimy stuff" which can be yeast. If this continues, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Had protected sex & have balanitus after putting hand sanitizer on my penis in sept. No blisters. Red spots on head, red Corona/foreskin. Risk of hsv?

Had protected sex & have balanitus after putting hand sanitizer on my penis in sept. No blisters. Red spots on head, red Corona/foreskin. Risk of hsv?

Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause this sort of problem, especially when it lasts several months. This sounds like garden variety fungal (yeast) or nonspecific balanitis, very common in uncircumcised men. Probably not caused by hand sanitizer, even if that was just before the problem started. Retract foreskin and wash 2x daily w/ soap & water. See a dermatologist if it continues after that. ...Read more

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I get red spots/balanitis on my penis head after sex/masturbation. Mostly disappears in a day. My partner is clean. I am uncircumcised. Is it std/rash?

I get red spots/balanitis on my penis head after sex/masturbation. Mostly disappears in a day. My partner is clean. I am uncircumcised. Is it std/rash?

STDs: The best way in which to obtain an answer to your question is to have a professional examine the rash and test you accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red spots/scabs penis head no discharge, pain or blisters, very itchy bumps on scrotum, whole body is itchy, even more at night. 3 weeks like this.

Red spots/scabs penis head no discharge, pain or blisters, very itchy bumps on scrotum, whole body is itchy, even more at night. 3 weeks like this.

See a doctor: It seems like you may have dermatitis like from sensitivity to something you came in contact. Did change soap shampoo or lotion. See your doctor to evaluate the rash on your scrotum and his penis. ...Read more

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Had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?

Had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?

Get examined: None of this suggests any STD, unless you have molluscum contagiosum. If you do, maybe from some other exposure; 3.5 weeks probably is too soon. The chance of HIV is low and your symptoms don't suggest it. But since you're worried, and have possible MC, you need to see a doctor or clinic for personal exam and STD/HIV testing. You'll never get final answers online or by self testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cracked foreskin skin red spots on penis. What's the best and worst possibilites and solutions?

Cracked foreskin skin red spots on penis. What's the best and worst possibilites and solutions?

Penile eruption: The best possibility is that this is an allergic reaction to clothing or a condom or some vaginal cream contacted during intercourse. The worst is that this is malignant and needs amputation. Neither is reasonable and as recommended earlier needs to be seen to be diagnosed and recommended for treatment. ...Read more

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My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin.?

My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin.?

Yeast perhaps?: The diaper area, being generally warm and sometimes moist, is an area that can develop yeast infections of the skin, even in boys. Ringworm, caused by a different fungus, could also affect this area. Unfortunately, these aren't the only 2 things that could cause what you describe. You could try an anti-fungal cream and see if it helps. If he's really uncomfortable, i'd seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My skin itches so bad everywhere even where my penis area it be bumps and red spots on my stomach out of the blue it is something wrong with the insid?

More info needed: Rashes require a proper history and physical. If you can provide pictures or have a full exam by your doctor you are more likely to have a proper diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more