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Shiny Red Bumps On Penis
You know answer: Yes. If you are 'really' lucky, it may be an odd allergic reaction...Unlikely. You need evaluated by your dr / urgent care or 'std clinic' dr or a urologist for proper diagnosis, testing and treatment. As a reminder for the future, condoms work for oral sex also. Good luck! ...Read more
My husband has 4 red bumps on penis and nothing hurts, but I would like to know why these appear on his penis.
Perhaps: Fordyce pearls but see a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Penis bumps: 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
Cluster of red bumps on penis shaft popped up this morning got blood tested 2months ago test results came back negative should I get tested again?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor and get retested. ...Read more
Few red bumps on penis then, morning after unprotected sex I had more under foreskin and on head of penis. No pain or anything I can feel. Suggestion?
Yes: I suggest condoms, especially if not monogamous. If not circumcised, consider it. For now, consider having the lesions examined. ...Read more
I've had red bumps on penis before I had sex they are small and have never gone away so it's not an STD. What is it? Is it curable?
Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, without an examination, I can't really say what they are. You should give your doctor a call if they are changing or really bothering you. Otherwise, just have them take a look at your next physical. Hopefully, they will be able to identify the bumps and will let you know whether you need to be concerned. Good luck! ...Read more
What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.
What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?
Staph Infections: Yes. Of course. I am not sure why you have not gone to the doctor. This is not a kind of infection and not a place to just wait and let it get worse. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
Physical exam needed: Some bumps may not be serious but until a doctor takes a look and tells for sure, you may not know. I would advise that you see a physician. ...Read more
What described, most likely, is angiokeratoma of penis - asymptomatic, violaceous, smooth, small red/purple papules, has no clinical significance, and may be rid with laser for cosmetic, not medical necessity. So, leave them alone if much like what described above.
Due to no direct look at them, an accurate Dx couldn't be certain; if in doubt, see Doc timely. ...Read more
No need to treat: "pearly penile papules" are a normal finding in many men, especially if uncircumcised. Often referred to as "tyson's glands" although not glands. An occasional dermatologist might try to eridicate them with laser, under local anesthesia. But, this is entirely unnecessary. Bumps are not a sign of any disease and do not require any treatment. ...Read more
I have red bumps on my penis head. They itch and ive had them for about 3 days. What could this be?
See answer: Most common causes of itchy, red bumps on the glans penis include: 1) "balanitis": inflammation usually associated with being uncircumcised, poor hygiene, excess moisture, and/or diabetes and due to an overgrowth of yeast/fungus; 2) contact dermatitis or allergic response to some irritant, usually chemical (e.g. spermicidal, condom, soap); or 3) dermatitis: atopic, seborrheic). Rx based on cause. ...Read more
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