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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

Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...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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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more