I noticed small bumps around the rim of my penis. Does this look like anything bad? (Photo)

Doctor Answers (2)

Spots Around The Head of the Penis

This is called penile pearly papules and can be easily removed by laser or electrical dessication.  There are few dermatologists who actually treat this, and it is considered a cosmetic issue (which insurance will not cover).  Seek a cosmetic dermatologist in your area who is trained in lasers and procedures.  I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Bumps on head of penis

You have what appears to be pearly penile paplues, a common glandular variation around the rim of the head of the penis. It is not contagious but can be embarrassing for some men. Removal is fairly easy using a topical numbing medication and laser or electric destruction. Healing takes just a few days. Typically these do not recur after removal. Find a derm in your area who can help you. 

Lee P. Laris, DO
Phoenix Dermatologist
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