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My question is about penis health, not sure if this or dermatology is the correct category I've seen similar in both, probably urology. Looking and critiquing penis health, haven't had anything very thorough there with my regular doctor. I'll need to upload some pictures. On the head of my penis on the bottom under the urethra, there are three very small round bumps or nodules that are flesh colored, slightly purple. They can be hard to see, and I don't think they're HPV (had that vaccine) or herpes, but curious. Also just for the record I'm sure it's nothing like this but how can you tell if you have penile cancer? What does that look like? That area where these bumps are is more sensitive than the rest of the penis and can get sore somewhat easily. Also that line in the middle of the penis head two of the bumps are on, the seam area, it's slightly red not sure if that's normal or not. Doctors have looked at my penis before and didn't notice anything wrong, though not sure if I brought up these exact concerns. I've also been tested for STDs and UTIs etc before and those have come up clean. Not sure if I've always had these or what, at least for a few years, it's hard to say, they are very subtle.
I'm sorry, and thanks anyway, but you're not who it said was going to answer, and it says you're an opthamologist with internal medicine internship. I'm looking for a reply from a urologist. I appreciate your input, but I did pick the urology department. My first time using the site, it mentioned that urologists were online etc. But thanks none the less.
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Here are some more pics, taken with a digital camera instead of my cellphone. Hopefully less blurry.
Here's a smaller version of that in case that pic size is blurry
When I pull tightening the skin, this circled one on the bottom corner for example looks notably round, I guess it kind of feels like a tiny pimple when pushed on, though I don't think its a pimple since it's been there for at least a couple years, etc.
I have some more questions there. The enlarged vein idea I'm curious about, I thought veins would be a line, why would it be a tiny round thing? And it doesn't feel like a vein feels I think, and doesn't look like other veins on my penis.
For example is it unlikely to be say angiokertomas? Or one of the other bumps listed on pages like this one: http://menshealth.about.com/od/diseasesconditions/a/penis_spots.htm
Also, have you seen this kind of thing before? Thanks again to the urologist who answers.
The top pic in my second post there, that's the clearest I was able to get, is it viewable well in that one for you? It'd be the one on the left, the three bumps look similar to me. I took many pics but most didn't come out well, I guess close-up photography is tough with my camera.
I know papules are the very tiny bits I've heard of that one, is fordyce spots what the three bumps I'm curious about are? Also on the wiki page for fordyce I see it looks similar to raised follicles not a different color, mine being slightly purple and different color from the surrounding skin, is that normal etc?
Also just the word lesion raises some questions, does that mean this is from wear and tear?
For symptoms I guess it's just that area where those three bumps are is more sensitive and feels like it gets sore more easily than the rest of the penis. For other general stuff it's sometimes feels a little dry on my penis and I sometimes use unscented/dye free lotions or baby oil.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX leave a positive rating shorly. I yep I did make a Urologist appointment for this Thurs, my first, I'll mention these things to them.
It's hard to remember how long I've had them but at least a few years, and I read that musculosum can sometimes naturally get rid of itself within two years, so that'd be a bit odd I guess if it is something like that. Hopefully not.
Just a couple questions while I have you here. Muscolosum contagiosum is new to me, what some of action would need to take place if it was that or HPV?
Also, I do see the tiny spots that look like pics of penile papules I've seen, but those three larger slightly purple ones look different. From what I've seen in brief pic searchs it looks like papules are usually kind of uniform, so what are your thoughts on three of them being bigger and different? Also just a random note, you used the word lesion earlier, if these are papules then they're not lesions right? Thanks again
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX my post right before you replied, so just one quick question, if these are papules they're not lesions right? Lesion would mean it's a wound of some sort I guess, wouldn't want that.
Turns out they were indeed just veins and nothing to be worried about, thanks again.