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Pearly Penile Papules

What Are Pearly Penile Papules?

Many men out there experience the appearance of small bumps around the base of the tip of their Pearly penile papules are a common, benign, skin condition seen in males. They are often confused for genital warts and the appearance of these bumps can cause a great deal of anxiety in patients who mistakenly believe them to be sexually transmitted. However, pearly penile papules are not a dangerous skin condition and can be treated safely in our office if a patient desires.

What Causes These Small Bumps?

Pearly penile papules are tiny, skin-colored or white bumps found on the penis of adult men and most commonly arise when men are in their teens or twenties. It is not known why they develop but they are more commonly seen in uncircumcised men. Pearly penile papules are not painful, do not transform into cancer and they are not contagious. Most men notice that pearly penile papules become less noticeable as they age. However, despite their benign state, many men wish to get rid of these bumps.

Treatment Options For Pearly Penile Papules

There are no creams or pills that can reduce or eliminate pearly penile papules. Treatment of pearly penile papules can be performed by a dermatologist using a number of options depending on the individual needs of the patient. Dr. Graber has published in the scientific literature on her experience treating pearly penile papules.

Before and After Treatment


Pearly Penile Papules

Treatments can be done with little to no discomfort. For most patients, more than one treatment is suggested. Most patients can return to work the day after treatment. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Graber to discuss which treatment method is best for reducing pearly penile papules.

 

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