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BUMPS ON FORESKIN

QUESTION
I have 2 bumps on the foreskin of my penis that do not hurt and are not open sores. It seems like they are getting bigger. I tried to squeeze them to see if they would burst, but no success. What’s going on?

ANSWER
No one can diagnose your problem online, so you should head to the doctor as soon as possible, especially since the bumps are getting bigger. This could just be an irritation, but there are also STDs such as penile warts, herpes and syphilis that can have bump-like symptoms. “Normal” bumps can also be cysts and infections of the hair follicles.

Check out the answer to a previous question from someone asking about penis bumps.

For more information on STD testing, visit City Clinic or call the CDC National Hotline for places near you: 1-800-CDC-INFO.

To your health,
Dr. K


   
 
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