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What Do The Following Bumps On The Penis?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: please identify these bumps on Penis, have had for approximately 9 days have not changed much in size approximately the size of a pin head. pipes one with clear fluid. They are not painful. approximately 6 total. I have attached several pictures.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
These bumps seem to be due to Staphylococcal infection of Hair Follicles.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts and photographs that you have posted it appears that you have developed multiple bumps due to Staphylococcal infection of Hair Follicles (Folliculitis )

Get swab test of a fluid from the follicle to confirm the diagnosis .

You need to take antibiotic like Doxicycline along with anti inflammatory drug like Diclofenac twice daily along with topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin twice daily.

Ensure to wash your genitals with warm water twice daily.

Ensure to avoid sexual encounters till it heals up completely.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you .
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.





Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (6 minutes later)
my concern is that they are not near an area that have no hair follicles. I have been sexually active, but with the same partner for 4-5 months have had unprotected sex in the past though.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hair follicles in penile skin are not visible with naked eye

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .
Skin all over the body have hair follicles though they are not seen with naked eye on penile skin .

In absence of any discharge or urinary symptoms these are unlikely to be acquired through sexual contacts

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (5 minutes later)
Thank you for the quick response.

I do have pain in at the lower end of the urethra toward the tip of the penis. comes in waves ,and is more annoying than painful.

It feels better to wear briefs, not sure if that it relevant
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be Urethritis

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

It is likely to be due to inflammation of terminal part of urethra (Urethritis) .

The medicines suggested will take care of it .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Do The Following Bumps On The Penis?

Brief Answer: These bumps seem to be due to Staphylococcal infection of Hair Follicles. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for your query ,based on the facts and photographs that you have posted it appears that you have developed multiple bumps due to Staphylococcal infection of Hair Follicles (Folliculitis ) Get swab test of a fluid from the follicle to confirm the diagnosis . You need to take antibiotic like Doxicycline along with anti inflammatory drug like Diclofenac twice daily along with topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin twice daily. Ensure to wash your genitals with warm water twice daily. Ensure to avoid sexual encounters till it heals up completely. Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you . Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.