Bumps On Penis

Conditions causing bumps on the penis include pearly penile papules, ingrown hair, Fordyce spots, pimples, cysts, lymphoceles, angiokeratomas, and rash and blisters due to lichen planus. They can also be due to sexually transmitted infections like genital herpes, warts due to the human papillomavirus, syphilis, and molluscum contagiosum. Rarely does penis cancer manifests with such bumps.

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I have small red and white painless spots on my foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.? Do...  Read Full »

What causes lumps on the base of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have small lumps on the base of my penis. I am not sure about the duration of the lumps, but I feel like they are increasing in size. I am sexually active with my partner for three years.Kindly help me know what it is.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I have gone through the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I need more information to comment anything on them. Kindly let me know the answers for the following; 1) When did you notice them...  Read Full »

Is a bump on the glans a sign of STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a single white bump on my glans nine days ago. It is symmetrical, slightly raised, measures 1 mm in diameter, and is asymptomatic. Kindly help me know what it is? When will it disappear? Is it of serious concern like STD or cancer? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are keeping safe. 1) I understand your concern and have seen the attached photograph (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks harmless, pore clogged lesion, which would disappear on its own in time (provided you do not have ...  Read Full »

Previously, I had a bump on my penis and it looks like a rash now after healing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a bump on my penis and I got a scab after healing. It has been three weeks. I had a fever for a couple of days. Now, it looks more like a rash. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have a tingling sensation or burning sensation or pain or itching in the lesion. Please mention whether you have a previous history of genital herpes or any recurrent episode. Please mention whether you had any injuries in the past. Please...  Read Full »

How can you contract candidal balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 63-year-old male. I have been smoking for 35 years, and I am uncircumcised. I remember having very few rashes in the past, either cleared up by itself or with an ointment. I cannot recall all details because it was many years ago. I noticed this past rash because I felt like a tin...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query, but the photographs you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) are very hazy. Please send me perfect quality photographs to conclude. Nevertheless, at first instance, it is not going in favor of penile carcinom...  Read Full »

What are the commonly occurring lesions of the penis in childhood?

Query: Hi doctor,My son, aged 9 years, has a bump on his penis. This crusted bump developed about two months ago. It is painless, and there is no discharge of any type. It is dry, rarely itchy, and looks like a hard wax. No mass is present under the skin, and the skin is raised. He has no previous history ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crusted lesion (of short duration) over the penis in childhood can be due to, 1. Frictional dermatitis. 2. Allergy. 3. Scabies. In some conditions where there is heaping up of dead skin, it causes this scaly lesion. I suggest the following methods to take care of it...  Read Full »

Does continuous masturbation cause bumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the image. Please check the image of my private area and give me a suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it does not look like an ulcer or fungal infection. It can be bacterial infection or friction rash due to continuous masturbation. You can apply T-bact ointment (Mupirocin) twice a...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation cause bumps in my penis foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor,I got round-shaped white bumps in my penis foreskin, and it is painless and itchless. I tested for HIV, HSV 1 and 2, syphilis, immunology, VDRL, but all are negative. I usually masturbate a lot.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If it is not related to an STD (sexually transmitted infection), it can be a simple bacterial infection. You can use ointment T-Bact (Mupirocin) for local application and Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for five days. If there is itching...  Read Full »

Can HSV1 cause pain while urinating?

Query: Hi doctor,I was treated with wart removal a year back and suspected it is HPV. From that date, I was experiencing a red bump on the tip of my penis after masturbation with painful urination. After consulting the urologist, they did not find any warts in the urethra, but they found an inflammation bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting us. Warts are skin conditions and will never be in the bladder or urethra. Inflammation of the bladder and painful urination could be secondary to STD, which is herpes simplex infection. I would recommend you to take tablet Acyclovir 40 g thrice...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation cause bumps in the penis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old guy, and I have started masturbating since the age of 14, and I masturbate daily. After two years, I noticed small bumps, and I ignored that as it did not cause any problem. But it has increased to all over my penis under the skin, and it doesn't look good to me. And als...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that you did not attach any image of the affected area showing rashes or bumps. Without the attached image, it is impossible to speculate the cause of the problem. Now in regard to mas...  Read Full »

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