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BLISTER/SORE/BUMP ON PENIS

QUESTION
I have a blister/sore/pimple/bump on my penis/scrotum/genital area. What is it and what should I do?

ANSWER
Scrotums and penises, as you've likely noticed on your own, have many tiny bumps and textures that are absolutely normal. Non-STD lesions on the penis include the common condition of folliculitis, which is skin bacterial infection of a hair follicle, usually caused by friction or irritation.

Lesions on the genitals can be a sign of infection. Painful, tiny clusters of small blisters may indicate genital herpes. Other ulcers or sores on the penis, whether painful or painless, could be a symptom of syphilis. Rarely, scabies can present as bumps under the skin in the pubic region, and small blisters could also be caused by allergies or yeast.

Only a doctor can make a diagnosis after a proper medical examination. If you're not sure what you've got, make an appointment today.

To your health,
Dr. K


   
 
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