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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

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I have a small pimple on my shaft of my penis. Its less than 1cm, but will occasionally be bothersome. I've noticed it for awhile but never had issues?

I have a small pimple on my shaft of my penis. Its less than 1cm, but will occasionally be bothersome. I've noticed it for awhile but never had issues?

MD eval: Hard to judge this without a history and inspection, could be STD, coukd be pearly penile papule, coukd be excess sweating or blister d/t friction. Have a dictor check this out if you need answers to get to the bottom of this problem ...Read more

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I have got a small shiny pimple/spot on the shaft of my penis it's not itching or causing me any problems but it is very worrying?

Sebum: There is a benign common cyst like condition that comes and goes over time in men. These are known as Sebaceous cysts and they are self limiting, not infections and can be left alone. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

That can be. ..: Such described pimple even on the penis is nothing unusual and harmless unless becoming infected like an acne. So, leave it alone as long as painless. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more

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I have a question. I have a small white bump on my penis shaft curious to know if it's just a pimple?

I have a question. I have a small white bump on my penis shaft curious to know if it's just a pimple?

Cyst: It may be a sebaceous cyst. Do not try to pop it. If it gets bigger or bothers you in any way, you may get it removed.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Was shaving lower stomach (area right next to shaft of penis) and shaved over small pimple?

Was shaving lower stomach (area right next to shaft of penis) and shaved over small pimple?

It should heal fine: Assuming your immune function is normal, this should not be a cause for alarm. Any time there is a cut, you should try to clean the area, (water works the best for minor cuts at home). Then pat the area dry and if needed cover with a bandaid. Watch the area for redness surrounding the cut, or any puss like discharge from the wound. If you think there is an infection, see a physician. ...Read more

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A very small red pimple-like bump literally just appeared on my penis shaft should I be worried? How do I get rid of if?

A very small red pimple-like bump literally just appeared on my penis shaft should I be worried? How do I get rid of if?

Needs Exam: Without seeing the bump, it could be anything from an actual pimple or infected hair follicle to herpes infection, early syphilis sore (doubtful), irritation, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I discovered a pimple like bump on the shaft of my penis, it won't pop and I can feel a small ball inside. What is this? Thanks

Hi Doctor, I discovered a pimple like bump on the shaft of my penis, it won't pop and I can feel a small ball inside. What is this? Thanks

Here are some. ..: What you described most likely represents an overgrowth of sebaceous gland or sebaceous cyst, which is common and harmless, except whenever becoming infected. It's a good advice for not trying to pop it. I assume you're asking this Q for your boyfriend or. .. ...Read more

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Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

A recurrent acne...: What described seemingly represents a recurrent acne, which is inflamed / infected hyperactive sebaceous gland of a hair follicle. If annoyed enough, go for an evaluation to have it removed while not infected. Best to your health... ...Read more

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I have gained really small tiny pimples on my penis shaft about 10 of so. There's no coloring to them and when I urine there is no pain. But more than?

Need more info...: Without further info & a direct look, it is hard to offer right diagnosis. However, it is not that hard to get all related things done correctly for good care by following instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doctors so to reach right diagnosis for right care. ...Read more

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I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it. ...Read more

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I have got a small shiny red pimple/spot on the shaft of my penis it's not itching or causing me any problems but it is very worrying. I also have a red patch on the top of my penis near where I urinate.

I have got a small shiny red pimple/spot on the shaft of my penis it's not itching or causing me any problems but it is very worrying. I also have a red patch on the top of my penis near where I urinate.

Spot or patch: Spots, patches, rashes....need to be seen to be able to answer your question. A picture would work, be please crop it to a size that does not expose your genitals. Size and position in words and a very close up picture of the spot or patch would work. Then there is always seeing your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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For 1 wk I have had a small pimple/white head surrounded by oval patch of pale skin on the shaft of my penis, no pain, itching, or irritation.

For 1 wk I have had a small pimple/white head surrounded by oval patch of pale skin on the shaft of my penis, no pain, itching, or irritation.

HPV: Could possibly be a genital wart, it's best to see a picture or see a physician to diagnose the condition. It can be treated by cutting it, applying medicine topically or even freezing it. ...Read more

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Very small pimple like cluster on penis shaft. Skin coloured and hard, not itchy or painful. Been there 2 months and gf has no STDs and my onlypartner?

Very small pimple like cluster on penis shaft. Skin coloured and hard, not itchy or painful. Been there 2 months and gf has no STDs and my onlypartner?

? Small cysts: Although I cannot be sure you may have a group of small cysts called milia. I would see a dermatologist to confirm this diagnosis. If this is the case they only have to be removed if you want them to. ...Read more

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Hey, I have 5 small pimples on shaft of penis right below head. They do not discharge anything at all and arnt really itchy. What could they be?

Hey, I have 5 small pimples on shaft of penis right below head. They do not discharge anything at all and arnt really itchy. What could they be?

PPP's?: If they're relatively stable, and don't change, and don't go away, you may one of the lucky 1% of men who have "pearly penile papules" along the corona. It's your choice whether you keep them or have them lasered off. There are photos online; see if they match, and check with your physician next time you visit. ...Read more

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Had 3 small pimples on penis. Two on the shaft one on the head. Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples?

Had 3 small pimples on penis. Two on the shaft one on the head. Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples?

Many causes: There are many reasons or causes of oral, genital, or other skin type lesions. Herpes is only one viral infection. See your medical doctor or a dermatologist to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Possibly: Herpes usually hurt/itch and look like a small bubble. Other possible infections include: genital warts, molluscum contagiosum, hiv (viral), balanitis (yeast), tinea cruxis (fungal), syphilis (bacterial). The bumps could be an allergic reaction or a normal finding, pearly penile papules. Get examined and be tested for STDs asap. Urine, blood, saliva, skin scraping samples are used, not penile swabs. ...Read more

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Pimple with pus head on penis shaft after shaving. I popped it and 2 days later I had 5 small paper cut looking blisters spread around my penis. No itch, burn or pain. Help?

Pimple with pus head on penis shaft after shaving. I popped it and 2 days later I had 5 small paper cut looking blisters spread around my penis. No itch, burn or pain. Help?

Non-problem: Keep it washed. If the area is not healed up by 2 weeks, a physician's office visit is in order. Think about getting an electric shaver, and washing before and after you shave yourself there. ...Read more

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2 small bumps on top of penis shaft. Too much rough masturbation. Looks exactly like a whitehead pimple. Still a virgin. What is it? Antifungal cream?

2 small bumps on top of penis shaft. Too much rough masturbation. Looks exactly like a whitehead pimple. Still a virgin. What is it? Antifungal cream?

Pimple: Most probably. Use some lube when you enjoy yourself. It may or may not be connected. Put warm compresses on these as you're able until they heal. If not gone or much improved by two weeks, get with your physician. It might be a good time to talk with somebody about your changing body -- maybe even Dad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have two small pimples on my penis at the top of my shaft by my pubic area. But they are going away now I also had a sore throat for a few days?

I have two small pimples on my penis at the top of my shaft by my pubic area. But they are going away now I also had a sore throat for a few days?

Probably Unrelated: Pimples that are getting better may not mean much since, near the hair area, there may be hair follicle infection (folliculitis), if the pimples are recurrent, open and very painful, you may wonder about herpes. Ok as long they are going away. Sore throat is probably unrelated unless there is a male receiving oral sex. In this case, sore throat may be a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What is this red pimple on penile shaft, closer to glands?

Get examined.: Any history of unprotected sex? Does it hurt/itch? Any discharge? How long have you had it? Sometimes these things can be normal, like an epidermal inclusion cyst, or sometimes they can be the sign of an sti. More likely it's benign because it's on the shaft, but when in doubt, get checked. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft I don't know what it is can you help?

I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft I don't know what it is can you help?

Penile lesion: If you've had no sexual activity with another individual within the past few weeks, this may simply be a pustule which you can treat with warm applications and applying an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. However if you've had any exposure see a physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Penile bumps clusters of like two. Small pimple-like they're more oval shaped than round. Only have had oral sex but I've had them before then.

Penile bumps clusters of like two. Small pimple-like they're more oval shaped than round. Only have had oral sex but I've had them before then.

Hard to say: It is possible that you have something caused by a virus thst causes mollucsum contagiosum. They are not dangerous but are contagious. You should see a dermatologist or a urologist for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a pimple like bump on my penile shaft... It is one red bump and I am embarrassed to be with future partners, any ideas on what it is?!?

Get examined: The only way to know for sure is to get examined by a physician. This is especially important to rule out anything that may be sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have little white pimple dots on my penile shaft I popped one and now it is scabbed over and red but it doesn't itch or hurt or anything?

Hi doctor I have little white pimple dots on my penile shaft I popped one and now it is scabbed over and red but it doesn't itch or hurt or anything?

Need to see Doctor: How long have you had them? Since they are not painful, it seems unlikely to be herpes. There are other sexually transmitted diseases that can look like this, or they can be benign spots called penile pearly papules, which are of no concern. Only an experienced doctor can sort this out; you may wish to see a urologist, who specializes in penile diseases, or a dermatologist (skin Dr). Good luck ...Read more

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Lump on penile shaft. Been there for a year n recently looks like a pimple with pus building up. Have not had sexual activity so not sure what it mayb?

Lump on penile shaft. Been there for a year n recently looks like a pimple with pus building up. Have not had sexual activity so not sure what it mayb?

1 exam = 1000 words: A pimple is essentially an infected hair follicle, usually following a plugged sebaceous gland, and is red and inflamed and somewhat tender. If not infected, a plugged sebaceous gland can cause a sebaceous cyst. Molluscum contagiosum is not red and has a core that and looks white like pus. It is also possible to have a genital wart without sexual activity, but rare to have just one. Rec: exam. ...Read more

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Whitehead like pimples on my penile shaft with hairs I applied alcohol for bacteria and the pimples have decreased in size and are scab like now help?

Whitehead like pimples on my penile shaft with hairs I applied alcohol for bacteria and the pimples have decreased in size and are scab like now help?

Infected hairs: You're likely to get these from time to time. Showering twice a day with a good antibacterial soap is likely to help. This is not herpes. Alcohol won't help. Let these things heal on their own, or try hot compresses. ...Read more

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Can you get pearly penile papules near or on your frenulum I have 3 small whitehead looking dots on either side of frenulum?

Yes: This can be normally seen. Typically we leave them alone. If it grows, do have it seen. If it hurts it might be infected. So that should be seen too. ...Read more

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Woke up feeling hungry/tired/dizzy with jaw pain. Found whitehead with red rim on penile shaft. In a monog. Relationship. Cause for concern?

Monogamy pain?: Vigorous sexual activity like any athletic activity, can lead to sprains pains abrasions. Even in the mouth. Coupled with alcohol, it will dry the mouth and deplete blood sugars leaving you hungry. Superficial abrasions wherever can be treated with topical bacitracin, but if persist seek md attention. ...Read more

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