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What could these small bumps on my penis be?

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Published At January 6, 2018
Reviewed AtJanuary 12, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 18 years old and I have these small bumps on my penile shaft. I know they are not STDs or anything like that but I have read that it might be hair follicles. Any recommendations or products that I could use? Also, there will occasionally be red pearly rashes that will appear every once in a while. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area so that I am able to have a look and guide you better.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have attached few images of the affected area.

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It seems like they could be genital molluscum contagiosum, pearly white asymptomatic bumps.

Have you been sexually active?

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

No, I have not had sex.

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Another possibility is that they may be penile sebaceous hyperplasia. I need really closeup good quality images to confirm the diagnosis.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I will upload more photos. What are your recommendations?

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is sebaceous hyperplasia. They have to be fulgurated by either electrocautery or a radiofrequency cautery or with a CO2 laser or freezer with liquid nitrogen.

I suggest you to kindly visit a dermatologist.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

But is there any home remedy for my problem that I can do to minimize them the best to my ability? I read that tea tree oil, heat are helpful. Is that true?

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

No. Home remedies are not recommended. They might cause irritation, pain, scarring, pigmentation which may create additional cosmetic problems and certainly, home remedies will not be helpful at all.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sushil Kakkar
Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Dermatology

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