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Nov 19 2008

Not all penis bumps are warts

Posted at 3:12 pm under General Info,Penile Warts,Photos

Not all penis bumps are warts

Penile pearly papules are tiny bumps on the rim of the glans or head of the penis.  It is common for young men to be concerned about the dots because they look like warts or other growths.  They are usually very small a couple of millimeters in diameter and are clear or pearly in appearance.  If you have these don’t be alarmed.  A note of caution just because you have pearly papules doesn’t mean you can ignore other bumps or lesions on your penis.  Everyone who is not practicing safe sex and notices lesions that are suspicious should seek medical attention.

81 responses so far

81 Responses to “Not all penis bumps are warts”

  1. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:09 pm 1

    Hi. Thanks for writing.
    I think that your mind would be put at ease by seeing your doctor sooner, rather than waiting 4 months until after your sports season.

  2. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:12 pm 2

    Hi. Thanks for writing.
    The best thing you could do is to make an appointment with your doctor. You may be able to find one who can help you here.

  3. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:13 pm 3

    Hi. Thanks for writing.
    You are right, some bumps are not an STD… but some are.
    It is always best to see a medical professional to make sure and put your mind at ease. If you need help finding one, you can search here.

  4. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:15 pm 4

    Hi. Thanks for writing.
    We have seen many scared and damaged penis from at home treatments. We do not recommend any of them.
    I hope that you find a doctor that you can trust, and do not mind going to. They will be able to guide you to the safest and best treatments – if a treatment is needed.

    You may also like to read information about some surgical treatments of pearly penile papules here.

  5. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:17 pm 5

    Hi. Thanks for writing.
    Typically, genital herpes come and go. They are not always present. They can also be painful, and may look like blisters, scabs, or sores.

    Pearly Penile Papules, on the other hand, are always there – just like in the photo.
    Hope this helps. It would be a great idea to see a physician to make sure – and you can find some experts to see here.

  6. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:18 pm 6

    Hi. Thanks for writing.
    It is unusual to have these on your scrotum – but you may have small cysts on your scrotum.
    Many other things can be found on the scrotum including warts, angiomas, infections, or even cancer.
    It would be best to see a medical professional – and some experts can be found here.

  7. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:19 pm 7

    Hi Stela. Thanks for writing.
    I think that it is important that you show these to your doctor.
    If you do not have a doctor and are looking for one with expertise in this area, you may find one here.

  8. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:20 pm 8

    Hi Baxter. Thanks for writing.
    Sounds like you should see a doctor to get examined.
    You may find one who can help you here.

  9. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:21 pm 9

    Hi Tyler.
    Thanks for writing.
    Growths on the scrotum are probably not the same as those on the penis.
    You should see a physician and get checked. You may find one here.

  10. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:24 pm 10

    Hi Eric,
    It is normal to feel self conscious when discussing private issues with your doctor. However, I know that you can overcome this. There is no need to tell the staff in the office the “real” reason for your visit. Just tell them you have an itchy rash on your leg for a few months. THen, you can ask to see the doctor in private, and discuss your concerns one-on-one.
    Best of luck.

  11. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:29 pm 11

    Hi Duncan.
    I think you will find this post helpful.
    Best of luck.

  12. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:30 pm 12

    Hi Jay
    No, there is no over the counter treatment.
    We discuss one of the best treatments here.
    Best of luck

  13. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:30 pm 13

    Hi Justin,
    Thanks for writing.
    It is best to see your doctor to make sure that you have benign pearly penile papules. If you do, than there is nothing to worry about. They are not an infection, and are very common.

  14. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:31 pm 14

    Hi Johnny,
    No, it is not common to get these on other parts of your penis.
    If you have bumps elsewhere, you should see your doctor.
    If you need a doctor who specializes in this area, please look here.
    best of luck.

  15. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:33 pm 15

    Hi Jonny,
    Thanks for writing.
    If you have pearly penile papules – you have nothing to worry about.
    However:
    1. You should see a physician to make sure that is what you have. You can find one here.
    2. You should always be using a condom and practicing safe sex.

    Best of luck

  16. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:34 pm 16

    Hi Jon,
    Thanks for writing.
    These do not go on there own, but can be treated.
    You may find this post helpful.

  17. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:36 pm 17

    Hi Marc,
    These are typically flesh colored, and not white. White spots may be a cyst, or other type of growth.
    You should get checked by a doctor. You can find some with expertise in treating the genital area here.

  18. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:36 pm 18

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for writing. There is no need to worry.
    Just get checked out! Find someone who can help you here.

  19. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:38 pm 19

    Hi Rudy,
    Thanks for writing. Please do practice safe sex. No reason not to.
    Please also see a doctor. You have lots of concerns, and there is no reason to guess.
    You can find someone to help you here.
    Best of luck

  20. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:39 pm 20

    Hi Sam,
    Thanks for writing.
    This post will be of help to you. It talks about ways to remove pearly penile papules.
    Best of luck,

  21. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:39 pm 21

    Hi Felipe,
    There are treatments for these.
    Look here to learn more.

  22. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:41 pm 22

    Hi Nathan,
    It sounds like you have HPV from your description – not pearly penile papules.
    It is important to get examined by a docotor. You can find doctors who specialize in this here.

  23. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:42 pm 23

    Hi John,
    Thanks for writing.
    These only occur on the rim of the head of the penis.
    Bumps elsewhere are something else.
    You should see a doctor. You can find some docs who can help you here.

  24. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:43 pm 24

    Hi Many,
    You should not be ashamed, and you should see a doctor.
    I hope you do, and best of luck in your new marriage.

  25. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:44 pm 25

    Hi Roman,
    Thanks for writing.
    Treatments are available, and you can learn about them here.

    Best of luck

  26. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:44 pm 26

    Thanks for writing.
    THe best thing to do is to show your doctor, and see if they can help you.
    Here is a list of doctors who specialize in this.
    Best of luck.

  27. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:46 pm 27

    Hi Massie,
    You are right in encouraging your boyfriend to get some help. It could be so many things!
    If you need help finding someone who specializes in this, take a look here.
    Best of luck.

  28. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:47 pm 28

    Hi Tim.
    You can get HPV from oral sex, or even from protected sex.
    You should try to find a doctor who can examine you and help you.
    We have a list of docs with expertise in this here.
    Best of luck.

  29. WarOnWartson 08 Sep 2009 at 1:48 pm 29

    Hi Rou,
    Take a look here to learn about the best cure for pearly penile papules.

  30. Nickon 18 Jan 2011 at 6:11 am 30

    Hello,

    I am a 16 year old who has never had sex but I have signs on my penis remarkbly similar to this. I was afraid that it was herpes or genital warts and have always worried about that. I have had them for several monthes now and they have yet to get progressively worse, but they do not go away like herpes should. What should I do to avoid irritation? How can I tell my parents? and most of all, How did I get these!?

  31. WarOnWartson 03 Feb 2011 at 8:42 pm 31

    Hi Nick,
    Great questions, and it would be most important for you to go to a dermatologist who can help you! That will put your mind at ease, and get you on the right path quickly.

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