Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by the virus Molluscum contagiosum. It causes groups of painless bumps, which can affect any body part except the soles of the feet and palm of the hands. This virus can be transmitted from person to another by touching the skin lesions.

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Small white cysts on my penis have spread to my body. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a group of small, non-painful, non-itchy and white cysts on my penis shaft and body. They appeared a month back and they are spreading slowly. Also, I found the same on my body. But, I am not sure whether they are the same. Please help me out.   Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although photo of the lesion is not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), as per your description of problem it is looking like molluscum contagiosum. It gets spread by contact, either sexual or nonsexual.It is painless, small, pearl-like solid a...  Read Full »

What could cause painless bumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a small bump on my penis this morning. It does itch or hurt. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After careful inspection of images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel the first possible cause for small bumps is molluscum cantagiosum as there appears a small dent on the top of the lesion. The problem is often acquired through sexual co...  Read Full »

What are the causes of molluscum contagiosum?

Query: I want to know if i have genital warts or if its something else. In the pictures I’ve circled the ones I think they are, I’m just unsure of if it’s genital warts or Molluscum. Some are like brown and there is one red with some white in it. I’ve had one of the brown ones for a while but I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello. Let me have look at them and reply you.  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pimples near my penis. I do not understand what problem I have. I am worried about that. Please explain my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very difficult to say what disease you have, because pimple does not come over penile area. It could be molluscum which looks like a pimple. If you can send me the photos, then I can definitely diagnose it. Explain the lesion properly like itching, pain, duration,...  Read Full »

What can cause painless 14 to 15 bumps on the penis?

Query: Hello Doctor! I am facing issue of bumps on my penis its been 5- 6 months they are still the same , at initial their size was small and then they grew a little bigger and now one of them is turned a little black.There are almost 14 15 bumps at the backside of the penis and two at the ending and stat...  Read Full »

Dr. Naina Soomro

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: The lesions more probably look like molluscum contagiosum. MC is a virus that gets from skin to skin contact. Your partner might have this already and you have got it from her . Dont worry its not a dangerous virus at all. The ones who have sensitive skin gets it usually. This does not mean that ...  Read Full »

How is furuncle on the penis treated?

Query: Hi, I have a problem. I am a 24 year old caucasian male. Past history: 1 and a half years ago a boil - carbuncle formed on my penis, popped after 4 days. I used Framykoin for a week and it went away. A month later molluscum contagosium formed right above penis, stayed like that for 2 weeks, then doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Coming to the differential diagnosis and treatment: Chances of it being furuncle is less as it is a progressive condition and would have certainly popped out by pressing. Carbuncle is the collection of furuncle, so chances of it again is very less. Since you have a...  Read Full »

There are small pimples on penis. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy. My penis foreskin when pulled I see a lot of small very tiny pimple like formations. It is only present on the left part of my foreskin. It does not cause any irritation but it looks wierd and I am worried. Please help me with a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the review of your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems like a viral skin infection mollusca contagiosa skin contamination mollusca contagiosa. Usually such infections over genitals in adults is acquired from sexual intercourse. ...  Read Full »

What could cause white bump on penis without sexual activity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I have noticed a white color pimples/bumps on my penis shaft this morning. It is not itchy and no pain. I did masturbation yesterday morning. I googled after seeing this and it is mentioned it might be due to STD. I am too much worried and stressed now. I did not have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the image and report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be molluscum contagiosum. It is a viral disease not serious and usually does not require treatment, it may be sexually transmitted but can occur without sex also if any i...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for molluscum other than liquid nitrogen freezing.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with Molluscum contagiosum in the genital region and was sprayed with liquid nitrogen at the dermatologist's office to treat it. I first noticed the spots a few weeks before my visit to the dermatologist. I have been with my current girlfriend for about five...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At times in females the lesions go unnoticed. No, there is no need to check for molluscum. But, you get tested for HIV because of recurrent genital molluscum contagiosum and HIV are associated. Avoid sexual contact until and unless all your lesions are treated a...  Read Full »

Can genital molluscum be associated with HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with genital molluscum contagiosum (about a month and a half ago). I am being treated now and there are few number of bumps left (less than 5) when it first appeared there were 8-9 bumps. I wanted to ask if this had anything to do with the HIV virus. I have almost never...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dhanta


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Genital molluscum is a viral infection but not caused by HIV virus. It is a sexually transmitted diseases and therefore usually spread from sexual route. Genital molluscum is considered to be a marker of HIV infection. Therefore, it is usually advised to rule out HIV i...  Read Full »

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