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Spots on the penis, What it could mean?

June 5th, 2018

Spots on the penis, What it could mean?

Spots on the penis, What it could mean?

Spots on the penis can range from normal ingrown hairs, skin cysts, or pimples to serious sexually transmitted infections such as herpes, genital warts, or syphilis. If you have been sexually active and do notice bumps on your penis it is essential you visit a doctor immediately. Without the proper diagnosis these infections can turn into serious diseases that could become life threatening. If you are all at concerned, let medical professionals help.

Common Conditions

If you have never had sex, or are not sexually active and see bumps on your penis, a variety of things could be a blame. As stated above: ingrown hairs, cysts and pimples are common and are no causes for major concern. Another common condition is pearly penile papules. These are white bumps that are found at the head (glans) of the penis. Although non harmful, if you do pop or agitate these bumps, they could become infected. Bumps can also appear if you are allergic to certain fragrances, soaps, or detergents or sensitive to friction against clothes.


One of the main physical reactions of sexually transmitted infections in men is bumps on the penis. The most common sexual cause of bumps is from the herpes virus (herpes simplex 2, HSV-2). This strain of herpes causes genital herpes. Genital herpes is a dormant disease and shows itself in outbreaks that look like small clusters of blisters. It is a viral infection, and is incurable.
Another viral STI is mollusum contagiosum. Molluscum contagiosum causes red or skin tone spots that concave into the skin. Unlike herpes, this viral infection is self-limited.
Sometimes there is no pain when it comes to penile bumps. Syphilis manifests with a red ulcer (chancre). There is typically no pain and heal quite quickly. Unfortunately, if syphilis doesn’t clear up within this first stage is can rapidly spread and become a extensive rash covering the whole body.

Determine the Cause

Once you find a spot on the penis, although you may be anxious, seek medical advice. Even if it is a normal penile skin reaction, it is often hard to tell if it is in fact an infection or not. A male sexual health expert will be able to help you gain control of your symptoms and help you move forward. If you are looking for a medical professional that has over 30 years of experience in men’s health. Dr. Elist’s Beverly Hills clinic is suited with the leading technology that can provide you with the help you need.

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