Penile Papule

Penile papules appear as small pink and white growths on the head of the penis. It is normal to have them in males, and it is not harmful. If it causes a disturbance, then there is a need to remove it. It is treated by doing cryosurgery, radiosurgery, and laser surgery.

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Why do I have stretch marks on my penis after PPP removal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. Seven months ago, I had PPP removal from my penis head with CO2 laser treatment. For the last three months, I observed some redness in my penis head. I think it is because of irritation due to masturbation. Since I removed PPP, my penis is a lot drier. My dermat...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to had CO2 laser removal of PPP (pearly penile papule). The most common side effect of laser is erythema or redness, which goes of itself with time.In photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have erythema and dryness only. Otherwise, i...  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 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 »

What are these red dots on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor,There are red dots on my penis. And sometimes, I am feeling pain during urinating, and I also have prostate pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description and attached image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is papular lesions on the glans penis. Although it needs further inquiry, the lesions appear due to herpes...  Read Full »

Are those lines and patches on the penis related to sexually transmitted diseases?

Query: Hello doctor, I was just wondering what those lines or patches are on my penis, and it is only on the Corona of glans. I do not know if they have always been there or what (I had never paid any attention or looked that close at my penis and just seen them randomly when I was looking at it). I am 25...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from lines or patches on the corona of glans. According to the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that are provided here, you may ...  Read Full »

How to know whether the wound in my penis is due to STD or chemical irritants?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I used perfume and shampoo excessively after unprotected sex. I end up with inflammation on my penis, especially the top-side opening. I have to say before that I always noticed a small wound. Just mentioning it in case it is causing problems, anyway. I went to an infec...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, there are two main things. One is unprotected sex, and the other is a chemical reaction due to the lubricant. The lubricant should be short term as the skin layer affected by the chemical injury regenerates in one week. The unprotected sex, if cause ...  Read Full »

Why are the patches and white dots on my penis head spreading?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed patches and white dots all over the head of my penis and am freaking out. I have not been sexually active for the past six months, and I was advised that this is not STD. I noticed it around three weeks ago now, and I am too embarrassed to go to the doctors. I have taken a...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you suffer from patches and white dots all over the penis' head for the last three months. According to the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here, you ma...  Read Full »

Will Candid-B cream help with pearly penile papules?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old, and I suffer from PPP. I want to get rid of them, please suggest medicine. Can I use candid B cream on them? Did it happen because of any side effects? It is growing day-by-day and sometimes it also irritates.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pearly penile papules are benign harmless lesions. Do not use self-medication. It will worsen the lesions. Attach the picture of lesion for a better clinical view.  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of a lump on glans penis other than Fordyce's spot?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cm sized lump on the glans of my penis. It appears to be under the skin. Therefore I ruled out the possibility of it being a Fordyce spot which I appear to have and are usually on the skin. It is slightly raised while flaccid but really shows in definition when aroused. I se...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and gone through the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, I like to inform you that from the attached images it does not look like something serious. This is applicable for almost all forms of lumps over ...  Read Full »

Can warts recur after 11 years?

Query: Hi doctor, 11 years ago, I had genital warts. As I embarrassed to go to the doctor I ordered Aldara online and it worked. My question is what if I missed a wart after all this time? I do have a few very tiny white specks on underside of the head on my penis. When I showed them to my regular physicia...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First I do want to make sure that recurrence of wart after 11 years is almost impossible. Now you can get genital wart only after exposure due to sexual contact done recently. The second possibility of untreated or remaining part of wart also impossible as in 1...  Read Full »

What does a genital wart look like?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a protected sex with escort 15 days ago. We did not kiss or do anything without a condom. Today, I noticed a bump next to my scrotum that looks like a wart. I cannot remember whether it was there before. I just noticed it today and it seems to burn. It terrifies me that it may be a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and honestly it does not seem to be anything related to sexually transmittable disease. It is not a wart too. You did not mention whether it is painful or exhibiting any other sym...  Read Full »

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