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Bumps on head of penis - Sign of HIV?

Dec 8, 2002

There are tiny slightly red, usually very close to same color of the skin,bumps on the head of my penis at times that come and go. They dont itch or have any pain. I do have Foreskin that was not cut. Do you know what this may be?

Response from Mr. Kull

It is difficult to tell from your description to what the bumps on your penis are related. Even if your description were more detailed, you should receive diagnoses of conditions from a doctor, in person. If you would like to get an idea of what STDs look like, check out "What do the symptoms of STDs look like?" ( Warning: these pictures are graphic.

Many men have small bumps or growths on their penis that are not related to sexually transmitted infections, but may be small cysts or fibrous tissue (which are harmless), some occurring at the base of the penis (around the hair follicles) or around the rim of the head of the penis. They are probably not STD related if these bumps have been there for as long as you can remember, you are not at risk for sexually transmitted infections, and if they don't itch, burn, or feel painful. If you remaing unsure and anxious, maybe you should talk with your primary care physician.


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