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I have what looks to be like a skin tag on the shaft of my penis. Any ideas what it could be?

We can’t diagnose a problem online, and you shouldn’t trust anyone that does! Visit your doctor as soon as possible to see what the problem is. Unusual skin formations can be signs of HPV warts or Molluscum Contagiosum another virus that causes skin bumps, but there are many other possibilities, some sexually spread and many others not. Some skin tags are normal and represent the diversity of all that is human.

To learn more about STD testing, visit City Clinic or visit and look for your city or State. If not there, try or call the CDC National Hotline for services near you: 1-800-CDC-INFO.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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