Fordyce spots, which are prominent sebaceous gland, appear as small bumps on the penis. They are neither infection nor sexually transmitted infection.
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What is the cause for having bumps on penis after masturbation?
Query: Hi doctor, I masturbate three times a day and I started to develop bumps for few days. It did not hurt me but I want to stop having them. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the exact location of having bumps and the size of bumps. As you are not sexually active, you have an unlikely chance to have STD (sexually transmitted disease). So these small bumps present on your penis can indicate Fordyce spots. Masturbation is an unh... Read Full »
Why do I have a few small light bumps on my penis that are not painful?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a few small light bumps on the skin on the right shaft of my penis for many months. They are slightly raised but do not hurt or itch. I have never had an STD, and I have tested negative. I wash with regular soap and water daily but do not use lotion. What might these bumps b... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. As per the images and the history provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears to be Fordyce spots on the penile shaft. These spots are basically due to sebaceous glands (glands th... Read Full »
The white spots present on my foreskin are itchy. Why do I have them?
Query: Hi doctor, I have white spots present on the foreskin. These are shiny and itchy when the foreskin is stretched. What to do? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think these are fordyce spots and are harmless ectopic sebaceous glands only. These can be seen over the genitals or lip mucosa. The cause of these is not very well known, but as these are completely harmless occurrences in many people, no treatment is usually require... Read Full »
My penis has spreading, raised, flaky patches. What could it be?
Query: Hi doctor, I noticed raised, flaky patches on my penis that started spreading. It has been like this for the last four weeks. The first patch started on the front of my shaft then it kept increasing. What could this be? Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Those are Fordyce spots, and it develops in the glans penis. They are small painless spots. There is nothing to worry about. It will remain for some time and will go away on its own. There is no specific duration f... Read Full »
I have a couple of small bumps that are painless around my penis. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a couple of small bumps that are painless around my penis, two of them are bigger than others. It does not cause any pain, but I would like to know what it is and how to get it treated. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Differential diagnosis based on your symptoms are fordyce spots or pearly penile papules. They are harmless benign,usually do not require treatment. I suggest you to follow the below instructions: 1. Wash genitals with Episoft cleanser (Cete... Read Full »
I have small painless white bumps on my penis. What would be the cause?
Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a small cluster of small, white bumps on the right side of my penis about mid-shaft. There was no pain or itching, and they never changed. They never popped nor had a pus. There were about four bumps on the left side of my pubic area. After a few days of monitoring for change... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. From the attached image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you have Fordyce spots which are normal body conditions, and you need not worry about them. It can be said that they result from sebace... Read Full »
I have small, white, pale spots on my glans penis after having protected intercourse with a sex worker. Should I get tested for STDs?
Query: Hello doctor, I had protected intercourse with a sex worker two weeks back. I have had small, white, pale spots on my glans for a week. I did not have such spots in the past. Also, I do not have pain or a burning sensation. However, recently I had a cold, cough, and throat infection. Should I get t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history provided, the pale or white spots appearing on glans penis may be due to multiple reasons, including candida balanitis which is a fungal infection, fordyce spots which are harmless spots that may keep reappearing and usu... Read Full »
Is this normal to have bumps on the penis?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have had spots on my penis that have become noticeable. I have been diagnosed with ureaplasma and kidney stones. I had a computed tomography scan today because of the bumps on my genitals for the past month. I have a lousy tingling sensation in my urethra even after taking t... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) it is not herpes infection. Those are the Fordyce spots, which form on the penile skin and require no treatment because they usually go away... Read Full »
Can the bumps on my penile shaft and its sides be warts?
Query: Hello doctor,I want to get an opinion if I have warts on my penis. I have some raised bumps on the shaft and sides. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you share a picture with a better focus? The image you have sent is hazy (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I need to see the surface clear; with what I can make in this picture, they look like small round bumps (like small comedones). It is mor... Read Full »
What could be the reason for small spots on my penis?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently observed small painless dots in the penis. What could they be? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly attach a picture of the condition so that I can guide you better. Revert with more information to a cosmetologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/cosmetologist Read Full »