Tyson's Glands

Tyson's glands are sebaceous glands present on the foreskin of the penis, that have increased in size and become prominent. They are believed to play a role in the secretion of smegma, the creamy white secretion that forms under the foreskin.

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Is the bump on my foreskin due to oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I received oral sex from a CSW approximately a year ago and passed all of the STDs tests. I have not had any other activities outside my relationship. I have noticed a bump in my foreskin and have been concerned it was probably eight or nine months after the encounter.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are keeping safe. ) I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of the lesion. The picture looks like Tyson's glands, which are normal sebaceous glands hyperactivity and generally do not require any treatment. 2) However, ...  Read Full »

I have a cluster of bumps on either side of the penis (frenulum). Are these fordyce spots?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cluster of bumps nearly identical on either side of the penis (frenulum), about five each side. They are yellow in color. Are these fordyce spots or genital warts? I previously had a couple of warts on the shaft, but they looked different from what I am having now. Kindly hel...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, these are fordyce spots, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is ectopic sebaceous glands, when present at this site they are known as Tyson's glands. They are completely harmless, and no treatment is required unless y...  Read Full »

There is a patch of tiny lumps in my penis. What is that?

Query: Hi doctor,I just found out a patch of tiny lumps under my frenulum or the prepuce. It is under my foreskin. I have not been having sex for six months, and the search results on the internet relate it to genital warts. I would like to know the problem and settle it as soon as possible. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send good quality image and revert. It is hard to comment and give treatment without a picture. Is it associated with pain or discharge? Is it recurrent? Have you used any creams? Do you have a history of unprotected sexual contact? Revert with more details and p...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have three to four bumps on both the sides of my frenulum for the past ten years. I do not have itching. But they are hard.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me some photographs covering the entire penis and the other areas of glans too.  Read Full »

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