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White little pimples on the edge on the penis. What does this mean?

White little pimples on the edge on the penis. What does this mean?

Pearly Penile Papule: Little white pimples on the edge of the head of the penis are usually pearly penile papules and considered normal. No treatment is needed. If they are changing in size or have additional symptoms, have them checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more


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What could cause spots on the penis shaft?

What could cause spots on the penis shaft?

Here are some...: Just knowing "spots" on penile skin is not enough to offer a right diagnosis or suggestion; more is needed, i.g., flat or elevated, white or dark, itchy or not, smooth or rough, etc. Clinically, the common flat, smooth, non-itchy one is lentigo (freckle) or vitiligo (white) or mole. To get thing done right, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wishes to u health. ...Read more

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What causes white bump on penis at the end of the head when yu pull the skin back?

What causes white bump on penis at the end of the head when yu pull the skin back?

Depends on where...: Depending of where the white bump is, it could be trapped oily secretions (which usually are trapped by the foreskin on the glans if the foreskin isn't being pulled completely off the glans, or sometimes there are small amounts trapped at the base of the glans where it meets the skin of the penis shaft). Bumps are hard to describe in words, so a primary care doctor can look to evaluate the bump. ...Read more

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White bumps on the meatus opening on the penis head. Smaller white bumps on the surrounding area. What could it be? Am a virgin

White bumps on the meatus opening on the penis head. Smaller white bumps on the surrounding area. What could it be?
Am a virgin

Pearly papules?: Angiofibromas called penile pearly papules, sebaceous cysts, mulloscum contagiosum, Tyson's glands, Fordyce spots, folliculitis, to name a few benign skin lesions. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1058826-overview Please visit your PMD or Dermatologist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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What does a bumb on the lips of the vagina mean?

What does a bumb on the lips of the vagina mean?

"Bumb" meaning: I am assuming this is a typographical error and you intended to say vaginal bump. I that is the case, It is just a "bump" in the road, but needs a MD to decipher its' meaning. ...Read more

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What is the pimples on my penis?

What is the pimples on my penis?

HSV 2: You could be having herpes simplex-2 virus infection. Please contact your doctor for a thorough exam to get the correct diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the tip of the penis?

What causes bumps on the tip of the penis?

Could be normal: Pearly penile papules are white or flesh colored bumps rimming the penile glans. They are benign and require no treatment. They can be treated with a laser, but this is not necessary. Other bumps could be an std and some of these would be painful. You should consult a physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have little bumps on the shaft of your penis?

What does it mean when you have little bumps on the shaft of your penis?

Genital warts: If you are sexually active, or were, the bumps could be a sexually transmitted disease called venereal warts. See you're doctor for a diagnosis if you have ever been sexually active. ...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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Black/purple spot on the tip of my penis. What could this be?

Black/purple spot on the tip of my penis. What could this be?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

Might be fungal: Should have your dr / urgent care dr examine, as might be fungal infection (like w/athlete's foot) and need antifungal. Cannot say for sure over internet, as could also be overly dry skin or eczematous response, or potentially an std. ...Read more

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What does rashes and peeling on the penis mean?

What does rashes and peeling on the penis mean?

Penis rash: It's best to consult your doctor or a urologist to determine what condition you have. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the shaft of the penis?

What causes bumps on the shaft of the penis?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause the rash on my penis?

What could cause the rash on my penis?

Fungus, clothes: A rash caused by a fungus may be hard to see at first, but it can cause itching. So can residue left in your underclothes from the dryer or washing machine. You may also be reacting to something on your sexual partner such as perfume or sexual lubricant. If the problem does not resolve, then its time to go see your family doctor! ...Read more

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I have a lot of tiny red bumps near the cut line on circumsized penis foreskin, same size as the papules on the head of penis, what could they be?

Pearly penile papule: These are probably normal variant but you could be checked as part of your next exam to rule out warts which would be unusual in that location. ...Read more

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Red spots on the penis and cracks on the foreskin. What's the best and worst case scenario and solution? Help me please

See a doctor: This could be almost anything, and without being able to see and examine this, it is impossible to diagnose. Go see someone. ...Read more

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Cracked foreskin skin red spots on penis. Whats the best and worst possibilites and solutions?

Penile eruption: The best possibility is that this is an allergic reaction to clothing or a condom or some vaginal cream contacted during intercourse. The worst is that this is malignant and needs amputation. Neither is reasonable and as recommended earlier needs to be seen to be diagnosed and recommended for treatment. ...Read more

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Hi there can u tell me what it mean your foreskin & penis is painful & red?

Here are some ...: Any undesirable symptoms and signs in any part of body indicate your body self-healing ability is not good enough. How to improve? Find out what may be potential underlying cause; if identifiable, correct it. In your case, inadequate hygiene in long tight foreskin may be the issues. If so, give good cleaning and drying with topical use of antifungal with steroid cream + circumcision later timely. ...Read more

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My penis uncircumcised. Does that mean i couldn't push back my foreskin fully?

Variable: But generally you should be able to do so if you are slow, gentle and careful. If you have concerns, see your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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I can't get my foreskin down when my penis is erected. What does that mean?

Phimosis: Means that your foreskin is too tight which makes hygeine difficult. Also means that sex or masturbation can not be maximally pleasureable, or even painful or uncomfortable. This may respond to prescription strength steroid cream or require circumcision. ...Read more

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Foreskin is attached to the penis. There any means to get it corrected other than getting circumcised?

Foreskin is attached to the penis. There any means to get it corrected other than getting circumcised?

Corrected?: What is it doing wrong? Phimosis or paraphimosis need corrected by urology, otherwise, optional interventions. May be best to see a urologist for exam and discussion of your concerns / wishes to get most effective answers on how to achieve them. ...Read more

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Hi there what does in mean when the whole penis glan is red & painful & soreness & foreskin abit swollen?

Hi there what does in mean when the whole penis glan is red & painful & soreness & foreskin abit swollen?

PENIS PROBLEMS: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? IT COULD BE IRRITATION FROM SEXUAL STIMULATION, FROM ANY IRRITATION CAUSED BY MASTURBATION, FROM CONDOMS, FROM TOO TIGHT PANTS, ETC. IN ANY CASE, DO SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST OR A UROLOGIST. BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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Too much circed foreskin cut off can lead to tight/painful erections but if erect penis not in pain as child would that mean painless adult erections?

Too much circed foreskin cut off can lead to tight/painful erections but if erect penis not in pain as child would that mean painless adult erections?

Need 2 C urologist: You may be developing peyronie's disease which can lead to painful erections. U r correct that it's unlikely to have painful erections now from xs penile skin removal at circumcision if erections were painless in childhood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there's a foreskin, does it mean that a man recieving anal sex with a man whose penis has a foreskin could get bowel cancer?

Can you tell me if there's a foreskin, does it mean that a man recieving anal sex with a man whose penis has a foreskin could get bowel cancer?

I don't know of: Association between male anal receptive sex by penis w foreskin ; the development of anal/ intestinal cancer. But, males who are circumcised have a v risk of developing hpv (genital warts). So, this might be the connection you were looking for with anal cancer. ...Read more

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I am having tight foreskin over penis and very painful to slide.Will there be any problems in future I mean for sex life?

I am having tight foreskin over penis and very painful to slide.Will there be any problems in future I mean for sex life?

No, but just...: What described strongly suggested tight long foreskin is the culprit to cause the problem you have now. Short-term solution is good topical hygiene; long-term, circumcision. Either way will not affect your sex life but recurrent local discomfort. So, see and talk with urologist, and you decide what is reasonable for you. Best wish... ...Read more

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Why does infant circumcision with mogen clamp leave more inner foreskin than other methods? Also does scar halfway down penis mean aggressive circ?

Why does infant circumcision with mogen clamp leave more inner foreskin than other methods? Also does scar halfway down penis mean aggressive circ?

Yes ; possibly yes: Mogen clamp leaves more inner foreskin because technique requires pulling freed foreskin over glans penis ; applying clamp beyond tip f glans thus avoiding glans injury. Thus length of inner foreskin remaining is marginally longer than length of baby's glans. Scar halfway down penis could mean that excess outer shaft skin was removed at circumcision, which circumcision technique was used. ...Read more

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Hi there what does it mean when your penis glans are red & inflamed & painful & swollen & tight foreskin?

See remark: You must be uncircumcised.The foreskin is tight and acting as a tight rubber band on head of penis.This results in swelling ,redness,possible inflammation. The remedy : Sit in a warm tub,or dip penis in warm jar,gently try pulling foreskin forward.Sometimes you may have to use a dab of antibiotic ointment for lubrication.If feasible,see an MD,preferably a urologist. Best in health ...Read more

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Due to dry masturbating my penis foreskin swelled, could you please help to reduce it ?

Due to dry masturbating my penis foreskin  swelled, could you please help to reduce it  ?

Supportive underpant: Jockey or boxer-brief underpants rather than boxers. An ice pack might help ; avoid masturbating till swelling settles down. Your masturbation was either too vigorous or penis reacted to excess friction. Try using a little water soluble lubricant like k-y jelly or lubraderm in the future. ...Read more

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I have some kind of little bump on my penis inside of the foreskin. Do you know what could that be?

I have some kind of little bump on my penis inside of the foreskin. Do you know what could that be?

Probably benign: May be an epithelialized inclusion cyst which is benign and contains sebaceous material or smegma. It will be tender if infected. Penile cancer or syphilis can also cause non tender lumps. I suggest you see a urologist. ...Read more

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When I pull my penis foreskin down, I can see white under the penis skin. It’s not on the outside, it literally looks like right under the head I have white flesh? It also looks white on the top of the penis, below the rim of the head

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When I pull my penis foreskin down, I can see white under the penis skin. It’s not on the outside, it literally looks like right under the head I have white flesh? It also looks white on the top of the penis, below the rim of the head

Pearly penile papule: Without a direct look at, it would be hard to tell what these may be, but they could represent the common occurrence of pearly penilepapules (PPP) or ectopic sebaceous glands (not hair follicle-related). Clinically, they are harmless with no need for Rx although they will stay with you forever since being inborn. More? Seek evaluation and counseling or to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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The foreskin of my penis is cracking what could be the problem?

Several reasons ...: Irritation of foreskin can occur due to several reasons. Some of the include exposure to new soaps/detergents or even more seriously as a presentation of poorly controlled diabetes. Request a virtual consultation so that we can explore further. ...Read more