Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
185 Doctors are Online
Ask a Urologist   »  

Have small white dots on penis head with puss. Not sexually active. Any STD?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Psychiatrist
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 2190 Questions
Question
Hi, I have small white dots on my penis head. If I squeeze them, a small puss like substance comes out. Thy have been there for years and don't seem to be going away. They don't hurt at all and are hardly noticeable, but you can just feel them and see them. If I look closely it would seem some even have a small black head. I'm extremely clean person and they first came when I was about 14 to 15. I wasn't sexually active at he time.
Posted Sun, 9 Dec 2012 in Penis Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 4 hours later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

These white 'pin-head' sized dots on the glans (head) of the penis are called Pearly penile papules or Hirsuties coronae glandis. This is a a very common and harmless condition which is mostly seen in males in their twenties and thirties. The exact cause of this condition is not known but it is thought to occur due to blockage and enlargement of sebaceous gland present in the glans. These blocked, enlarged glands are filled up by creamy substance which is why you are able to squeeze out a whitish cheesy material. Pearly penile papules are also not a symptom of any sexually transmitted disease or any infection they are neither caused by non-hygienic attitude.

These papules usually slowly decrease with age and in some cases can subside on their own also. Treatment with topical applications or oral medications is largely ineffective. The only definitive cure for these papules is by surgical and ablative procedures:
- CO2 laser ablation
- Cryotherapy (with liquid nitrogen)
- Electrodessication with curettage
- Surgical removal

So, if these white dots are few and painless and not very obvious, then I would suggest that you ignore them. If they are quite obvious and concerning, then I would advise you to consult a surgeon for further treatment options. Don't attempt to squueze them because sometimes they can get infected and become painful.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Urologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor