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I have red bumps on penis, what is this and treatment?

I have red bumps on penis, what is this and treatment?

Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, they may also be due to an std. So, it may be minor or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What can red bumps on penis mean?

What can red bumps on penis mean?

Any of a: Number of things. I can't tell on the internet, since I can't see them. Show them to your doctor. ...Read more

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Red bumps on penis what does it mean?

Not sure: This could be irritation but std must be ruled out by having a physician to examine you. Also depends on the location of the "red bumps". ...Read more

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Red bumps on penis after oral. Should I be worried?

Red bumps on penis after oral. Should I be worried?

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

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What to do if I have red bumps on penis non itchy and painless?

What to do if I have red bumps on penis non itchy and painless?

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

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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?

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

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I have small red shiny bumps on my penis can you help?

I have small red shiny bumps on my penis can you help?

Best way: Best way to get help is to see your provider who can do an appropriate physical exam to know exactly what the red bumps are. Without a physical exam it is hard to tell what it is or what it could be. ...Read more

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What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, they may also be due to an std. So, it may be minor/normal or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. Dark damp places can make all of this worse. The very best to you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have red bumps on the the shaft of my penis what is this?

I have red bumps on the the shaft of my penis what is this?

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

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I have these little red bumps around my penis and I don't know what it is?

Most likely...: 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

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How to cure red bumps on the head of the penis?

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

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I have small red bumps on the shaft of my penis?

I have small red bumps on the shaft of my penis?

See derm: See dermatologist because this can be several diseases. ...Read more

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What can these circular red bumps be on my penis head?

Penis: Tyson's glands circle the head (glans) of the penis and produce smegma. If the the glands are swollen and/or red, it is best to see a urologist for treatment. There may be an infection. ...Read more

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I have red bumps below my penis head sometimes they go away or turn black?

I have red bumps below my penis head sometimes they go away or turn black?

Hemangiomas: Small red bumps which appear black would be small drops of blood often found on scrotum call fox fordyce. These can bleed and may need to be cauterized. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my penis head. They itch and ive had them for about 3 days. What could this be?

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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Have tiny red bumps directly underneath the head of my penis. They tend to itch occasionally. What could this be?

Here are some...: To verify if what you've observed in glans penis is related with tight long foreskin, see urologist timely so to reach right Dx for right care; if not related with foreskin or not pearly penile papules along penile corona, circumcision is needed for long-term care, but currently, improve topical hygiene with adequate cleansing & drying + judicious use of topical ant-fungal - steroid cream. ...Read more

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