I'm 26 and have been sexually active with different partners. I have used condoms with most partners. Recently, I noticed these tiny bumps all around my upper shaft of the penis. They almost look like tiny blisters all over. They are near the gland (couple cm away from it). They are not pink, red, or white. I'm not sure if they are early signs of gential warts... herpes, OR just "pearly penile papules".
I read about "pearly penile papules", and how they are located around the edge of the glands, but these tiny bumps are around the edge of the gland + on the skin below the gland as well (quarter inch out from the gland). Could it be possible that pearly penile papules are located beyond the gland?
BTW- I have also been using baby oil all over my body and gential area almost every other day after my shower. I noticed that it made my gential area itch alot at times, but nevet thought nothing of it. Could the bumps be from an irritation from the baby oil? Or maybe new body soap?
Also, can you get any type of disease/infection/etc from using others towels or underpants, OR sitting on a wet bench in steam room that many others have been on nude (gential area touching the same surface areas)?
Lastly, I looked up std testing, and most locations show listing for the 7 main stds. They don't list testing for gential warts. Are gential warts a different term for herpes? How do you get tested for gential warts?
This could be - pearly penile papules or Fordyce
spots. You would need to consult your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis.
'Pearly penile papules are multiple, small (about 1-3mm) papules running around the circumference of the crown of the glans penis. They typically develop in men aged 20 to 40, and around 10 per cent of all men are affected. They may be mistaken for warts, are not infectious and require no treatment.'
'Fordyce spots are small (1-5mm) bright red or purple papules that can appear on the glans, shaft or scrotum and usually affect younger men. They may occur as a solitary lesion, but frequently appear in crops of 50 to 100. They are painless and not itchy, but may cause embarrassment because of their appearance, or a fear that they might be sexually transmitted. '
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