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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)

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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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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 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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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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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 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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