If a teen sees small bumps on his penis head, he will undoubtedly be worried about them. If he is sexually active, he might be afraid he has a sexually transmitted infection STI. Your teen son might have a condition called hirsuties papillaris genitalis, otherwise known as pearly penile papules. Pearly penile papules are small 1 to 2 mm round bumps that are attached to the rim of the head of the penis. These bumps can be the color of the skin, translucent, white, yellow, or pink.
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How many penises have you seen? Even for the most dick-inundated among us -- locker room attendees, adult-movie reviewers, bachelorette party gift designers -- the number probably pales in comparison to the number of other body parts necks, forearms, ankles you've seen. And when we don't see a lot of something, it's awfully hard to compare your body part to others' -- or to know what's normal. So when something appears on a guy's dick, panic ensues. To help take the fear and mystery out of the age-old question, "What's on my dick? What is it?
Spots, lumps and bumps on the penis can cause embarrassment and, for a minority of men, health and sexual function issues. We ask two specialists how blemishes on the penis are treated, what is common and what is not, and why it is important to visit a GP or sexual clinic if in doubt. The news that men are extremely attached to their penises, literally and emotionally, will come as no surprise to either gender. A man's sense of masculinity is often linked to his sexual organ. Unsightly blemishes down there - particularly those that are sexually transmitted - can not only be damaging to a guy's vanity but, for the unlucky few, their long-term health.
In fact, many are more likely to be caused by other conditions. Still, if you have any of them, see a doctor right away so their cause can be found and treated, if needed. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner you can start treatment and the better it is likely to work. The first sign of penile cancer is most often a change in the skin of the penis. This is most likely to be on the glans tip of the penis or on the foreskin in uncircumcised men , but it can also be on the shaft.