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What are the two small symptom-less dots on the tip of penis?

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Answered by

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 31, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 31, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have recently noticed two very tiny pin sized skin color or pinkish dots on the tip of my penis. I am sexually active but have not been for about four months which was protected. These dots seem to have no feeling when I put my finger over it. Never burns, itches or leaks, only a bother to my eyes. They never increased in size much. Sometimes, get slightly smaller. Do not inflate when engorged. They have been there for about a month and a half now and have not gotten any solutions. I am a 20-year-old male.

Answered by Dr. Rashmi Singh


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and went through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they look essentially harmless and if you do not have any itching and if it does not bother you much, you can let them be. They are either pearly penile papules or overgrowth of sweat glands (sebaceous hyperplasia) and they can be differentiated only on close viewing. That said, both are pretty harmless and are not STDs if that is what you are worried about, but if you do want to get them removed, you can consult your dermatologist and there are minor procedures like radiofrequency to get rid of them.

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

Dr. Rashmi Singh
Dr. Rashmi Singh


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