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I was curious if it is possible to have pearly penile

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Customer: Hello, I was curious if it is possible to have pearly penile papules on your outer foreskin As an uncircumcised man, I've heard it is possible
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: certainly, I have two small skin colored bumps on my foreskin and I was curious what to think about them I am seeing a doctor soon just to be safe but I remember reading about pearly penile papules
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


For how long you have such small skin colored bumps?

Is it painful to touch? Burning urination?

Are you suffering from any medical condition?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know how long exactly but there's no burning or any pain. Would it help if you saw a picture
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would say I started noticing them a little over a week ago but that's probably because I've recently been paranoid and continue looking down there to see if something's wrong. I could have had them for a while and not known.
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Well, Pearly penile papules are small bumps, about 1-2 mm across. They does not indicate towards any infection. These are are small dome-shaped to filiform skin-colored papules. Usually, The papules are small, smooth spots that are white or skin-coloured and 1mm-3mm across.

Also, the good news is that penile papules are absolutely nothing to worry about as they pose no health risks and will not cause any pain or irritation.

From the description it sounds that you have penile papules. Yes, they can appear on foreskin. No need to panic.

I would also make clear that In fact, they are very common, with an estimated 20% of the male population getting it.

For cosmetic reasons, dermatologists may remove it by using a CO2 laser to vaporise the spots.

To be honest and From my clinical experience, i can say that you should not be worried. Please don't get panic. This is not related with STD or any other serious issue.

For peace of mind, you can see your doctor and get it clinically examined. It would further make you more relax.

I hope this helps.

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