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Hi, I have a red bump on my penis... it’s about halfway between the base and the head. I’ve never had sex. It’s small, red, and kind of shiny.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Hard to guess

Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words.
Little bumps on the lower half of the penis may be blackheads (comedones) or be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions or skin infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options.

In brief: Hard to guess

Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words.
Little bumps on the lower half of the penis may be blackheads (comedones) or be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions or skin infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options.
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