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What causes red bumps around the penile head?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

Answered : 3923 Questions

Posted on Tue, 4 Sep 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I have noticed red like bumps around the rim of my penis head for the last three weeks. They are small but do not itch nor getting worse or better. I just had an STD test completed with negative results. I did use a condom three weeks ago and that's when I noticed the bumps afterwards. I thought it was irritation or yeast infection so I have been using an antifungal cream for the last week, twice a day with no improvement. I have a pic I can post as well.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Angiokeratoma or pearly penile papules, need not worry

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph. It seems to be either angiokeratoma or penile pearly papules.
You need not worry as both are benign physiological conditions of the penis and can be left as such.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 days later
Could it be herpes?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can't be herpes

Detailed Answer:

These are not looking like herpes lesions.

Take Care!

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney,
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