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I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

May be: Fordyce spots, which visible sebaceous(oil) glands that are present in most individuals particularly on the genitals. It's hard to say though without visualizing the lesions. Your best bet is to at least see your primary care doctor if not a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body..only some bump itch lightly.. what can it be?

I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body..only some bump itch lightly.. what can it be?

Rash?: It is really tough to diagnose a rash on the computer, so if it persists I recommend seeing your Doctor or a Dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Small pimple-like bump under skin. What could it be?

Small pimple-like bump under skin. What could it be?

Cyst: This is one of those "picture is worth a thousand words" kindof problems. It probably needs to be seen, but it could be a small cyst. If it grows or does not go away, or is bothersome, let your doctor look at it--quickest way to get the answer. ...Read more

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Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

This could be a: pimple, but it also could be a cyst, infected or uninfected. It could also be a genital wart. I would advise having it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Help me please! there are small pimple like bumps under skin?

Help me please! there are small pimple like bumps under skin?

Eval: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have 2 small pimple like bumps on my lower back and they hurt, they are the size of a seed?

I have 2 small pimple like bumps on my lower back and they hurt, they are the size of a seed?

Small back bumps: Could be folliculitis which is an infection of hair follicle , a sebacous cyst or sebacous gland infection (acne),rarely a wart or growth. Would have it checked out by doctor /urgent care , as they can enlarge. May improve with antibiotics either topical like bacitracin or oral. ...Read more

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I have a small "pimple" like bump on the tip of my tounge. It's more irratating then painful... But im worried. Any thought on what it may be?

I have a small "pimple" like bump on the tip of my tounge. It's more irratating then painful... But im worried. Any thought on what it may be?

Clogged taste bud: Most likely a minor malformation/clogging of a taste bud called fungiform papilliae, very much like a tiny pimple. This should resolve in a few days to maybe 2 wks. Aphthous ulcers are typically quite painful eventhough they are often quite small. If it is not gone in 2wks, check with your doc. ...Read more

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My face has been breaking out with small pimple like bumps. They itch sometimes. What is this?

My face has been breaking out with small pimple like bumps. They itch sometimes. What is this?

Depends: When did they first occur? Do they come and go, or come and stay. What is your age? Do you take medication? Have you changed facial cleansers or makeup? Skin rashes are difficult to discuss without being seen. Please see your doctor or dermatologist for proper exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

Bumps: It would be easy to tell if they could be examined. They might represent milia due to the skin healing over the pores you will have to have a doctor look at them to be sure. ...Read more

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I have small pimple like bumps on my four-head and some around my nose?

I have small pimple like bumps on my four-head and some around my nose?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

Need help docs! my 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

CHild rash: Be concerned if the child is having symptoms from the rash (itching, pain, drainage), or if it's not improving in a couple of weeks after treatment. It may be many different things and may need a doctor to do a good history and look at the rash to determine what it is and what the best treatment would be. ...Read more

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I have small pimple like bumps all around lips reaching my cheeks which are itchy and appear and disappear now and then. ?

I have small pimple like bumps all around lips reaching my cheeks which are itchy and appear and disappear now and then. ?

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder in which tiny red bumps form around the mouth. Causes, incidence, and risk factors the exact cause of perioral dermatitis is unknown. It may occur after using face creams containing steroids for another condition. Symptoms include: burning feeling around the mouth bumps around the mouth. Treatment can be with oral antibiotics and a prescription topical. ...Read more

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Dull achy pain from left testicle. noticed 3 small pimple like bumps on the surface of the left testicle. 1 top 1 bottom 1 side. any ideas?

Dull achy pain from left testicle. noticed 3 small pimple like bumps on the surface of the left testicle. 1 top 1 bottom 1 side. any ideas?

Unrelated...: What you saw ( 3 small pimples) on the scrotum are most likely not related with dull ache from(?) left testicle. These 3 bumps may represent the presence of overactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which of course require no practical need for treatment. If still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation & counseling. ...Read more