Bowenoid Papulosis

Bowenoid papulosis, a rare sexually transmitted infection, is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16. It results in lesions on the genitals in both men and women. The lesions are usually reddish-brown or violet with a raised surface. People having an infection of herpes simplex, human papillomavirus, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and genital warts can develop bowenoid papulosis in the later stage. It is treated by local excision, electrodesiccation, cryosurgery, laser surgery, and using topical retinoic acid and immunomodulators.

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Why do I have a tiny black spot on my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tiny black spots on my penis foreskin for the last two to three days. The areas do not itch, or I do not see any swelling or discomfort. Kindly suggest something to treat this. I am unmarried and not sexually involved with anyone.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the information. It looks like a genital lichen planus. Other possibilities are bowenoid papulosis, a rare case of syphilis. You can go for a skin punch biopsy for confirmation, which will confirm the diagnosis, and according to that, the treatm...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for spots on the penis.

Query: Hi doctor, I have several spots on my penis from my childhood. Sometimes, when I masturbate few times in a day it gets rip and start to hurt. As I am going to be married soon, I would like to get rid of these first.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before giving you a solution, I would like to get answer for the following questions. Do you have itching there? Are they increasing in numbers? Do you have any other site affected? Have you experienced any white lacy lesion in mouth? Revert back with th...  Read Full »

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