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White Bumps/Pearly Penile Papules On Penis...I got lots of them !!!

I am a 25 yr old male [uncircumcized] with about 60-70 small white raised bumps on the undershaft of the penis and on scortum. They're stratigically positioned in groups, they never tried to itch, and I've had them for as long as I can remember myself. They're called cysts or pearly penile papules (I'm writing this to make sure you won't bother sending me to the doctor for unneeded diagnosis). These things are pretty much responsible for ruining my sex life! It's better to say I didn't have a sex life at all! They're extremely discouraging in appearance. I figured I got to get rid of them now or I'll go insane. Look..my parents think I'm gay, girls think I'm a weirdo, my friends shake their heads when I find another ingenious way not to have sex with some female or go to a place where there's a possibility to score or find somebody special. Over the years I got really depressed because of this. I quit on most things I used to like and other stuff.
Despite the shear number of bumps, I tried to remove them physically but it's too much pain and they start coming back in a weak. I also tried a gel called "Condysil" and some other cream, they didn't change anything. From what I read, the only real solution to the problem is a lazer surgery. How much is it? What's the approximate price? Where do I need to go to get it done so nobody would have a freaky reaction. You've mentioned Henry Ford Hospital before, is there any other place? I live in Ohio. Is the circumcizion a possible solution (i'm really stretching it here:) ). Any other info on the subject?
If anybody found a way to get of these things, email me at ***@****. Thank You.
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Pearly penile paules occur at the rim of the head of the penis, not on the underside of the shaft and scrotum.  What you have are most likely cysts, which are white bumps in the locations you describe.

It is at least possible that these cysts could be removed by electrosurgery (burning them off.)  The doctor most likely to be able to do this would be a dermatologist.  However, new ones would almsot certainly reappear.  Circumcision might eliminate some, but the ones on the scrotum would remain.

The larger question is: why must you put your life on hold because you have a common anatomical variant?  Have potential partners actually been turned off by seeing them, or are you just too self-conscious to find out?

As I have written to may other questioners in this forum, if you are embarrassed by your body, you need to find a way to deal with it.  I see no harm in finding out whether there is a surgical soultion, but since there most probably isn't, you should consider seeking counseling or other help in establishing relationships.  Not every problem has a physical answer.  Many other men with white bumps just like yours have perfectly fine sex lives.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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amazing...

I'm gonna get rid of them and then charge 19$ for telling people how i did it.

I showed these things to a girl once, she refused to have sex. Do you really think I need to try one more time? Ha!

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I'm 23 and have the same problems you do.  You have to realize that this is a very common affliction that most men have.  Because one woman gave you a bad response should be no reason to put your life on hold and not pursue the relationships that we all need to be happy and fufilled in the end.  After reading on this forum its apparent that many guys have bumps on their penis, some of your friends most likely have them too.  The fact is that guys dont sit around and talk about it.  One girl was ignorant and gave you a bad response, so what, I'm sure there are plenty more out there that have already encountered bumps like your own and will be fine with it.  My bumps are a recent occurence and I cant tell you how happy I was to be told by a Doctor that it was not an STD.  Sometimes you have to see the good in the bad; if you have bumps at least they're not an STD, plus its a great way to open up a discussion with a potential partner about her past sex life and her risk for STDs.  If she still has a problem with it compromise and offer to go to the STD clinic with her and get a checkup as long as she has a full checkup of her own as well.  Also from what I've found is that some women dont even notice mine (I too have about 50 or 60 of them along the underside of my shaft too).  Some women are so insecure with their own appearance that they're worried themselves about some aspect of their own body thats going to make you turn around and high tail it out their life.  So all in all I'm saying DONT SWEAT IT.  We're the ones that owe it to ourselves to be happy in then end, if you live your life in fear of rejection you wont have much of a life in the end.  I hope my post helps, I know reading other posts has helped me get through some dark times of my own.  

PS - here's a good website that lays out all of the bumps a guy can have.  I'm sure you could even show it to your next relationship if there ever is a problem.

http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/5571/problems.html#1%20Tiny%20little%20white,%20yellow
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man i hate these bumps ive had them 4 a while now ive even popped a few it looks like wats in a pimple and its very gross i hate my nutzz and i wanna cut them off im only 23 and i have had many partners but i always leave my boxers on during sex it sux but i love sex i no there not an std or anything an di dont wanna go 2 the damn doc ill feel like a weirdo so ill just keep cuttin n 2 them and drain in them ill b ok it hurts but they hurt more to look at if any 1 has a good way to get rid of these things let me no please b 4 i go nutzz and just hack em off i sweare did god do this 2 us 4 a reason wats da damn deal ?
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hi for the past two weeks i have developed a yeast infection. Ofcourse it is said that this is normal in females, but yet I did not ignore it. I thought that it was there due to the using of thong panties. Then I realized that my vagina became inflammed for one day and I had a terribly iche and discomforts. the white discharge changed into yellow. I did my reseach and assumed that I might have gotten gonnorrhea. You see I am a doctor freak. But a little consolation would be good for me. Even if to confirm the symtoms (symptoms) and run me even quicker to the doctor. I am also knowledgeable to the effects it may cause. thanks
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hey, i have small white bumps on my balls also, and some on the back of my penis.  i found a few on the top of my back and chest also.  Sometimes they itch, do any of yours itch?  i looked up almost every possiably thing they could be, but i have no idea.  i acutaly never had sex, so i dont get how it could be any type of std. Unless its the knid you just catch, not from sexual conduct  if anyone reads this, tell me what you think. Anyone who posted on this topic before would be great  thanks
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I am a 38 year old male, kept myself pure till marraige and then these bumps appeared in my 20's, I thought If this was a reward for waiting I was going to go out of my mind.  I too went through the process of personally operating on them, however the cysts seem to reappear.  I only have 3 or 4 but one is about the size of a dime or small marble and has become very hard.  I thought I was growing another testicle.  I have gone to my Doctor and he has told that they are not anything to worry about bot I still think they are unsightly.  They do not bother my wife and the sex life is great, it is just a man thing and men are very proud of their penis'.  So we have to learn to live with it or have them cut out without an assurance that they won't return.  Hope to be an encouragement.
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Again with the Pearly Penile Papules.

At the age of 12 I noticed those same bumps on the back of the head of my penis, also what appear to be chains of bumps around areas of the shaft. At that time being very self-conscious I became ashamed thinking I had VD and instead of seeking help I kept it a secret. It eventually affected my social behavior to some degree and affected my attendance at school.

The school board eventually insisted on Psychiatric treatment and an examination before they would allow me back into school. I had my examination and instead of asking the doctor what the bumps were I was unable to even speak at all. Obviously the doctor saw the bumps and saw nothing to be concerned about. Even though in my mind I was screaming
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I noticed this little bumps on the rim of my shaft when i was a teenager. I'm 22 now. Honestly, I was beyond frustrated by this "unknown" condition (till now). It's such a relief to know it's actually a common condition. I was really scared. I'll try to look for some wat to remove them; if not possible, oh well...guess it won't kill me. Let's care less 'bout the bumps and more 'bout forgetting it and moving forward.
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I noticed this little bumps on the rim of my shaft when i was a teenager. I'm 22 now. Honestly, I was beyond frustrated by this "unknown" condition (till now). It's such a relief to know it's actually a common condition. I was really scared. I'll try to look for some way to remove them; if not possible, oh well...guess it won't kill me. Let's care less 'bout the bumps and more 'bout forgetting it and moving forward.
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The same problem with me. I was 12 when I first noticed them and it's been 2 years since then. I have little 'CYSTS' in clusters around the tip of my foreskin when I pull it back. I also have larger  
(only a little bit) lumps that are raised from the skin a little bit that are on the back of my penis. I don't ever really care or worry about them but it could help if I seeked  assistance when I am young. So it really should not worry or concern me?
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well im 16 ive had a few girl freinds in the past year that have dumped me because of these cysts even when i explained that theyre a normal condtion in men.I got them when i was about 11 i thought it had something to do with puberty, like pimples but on my penis. Most are in large groups under my schaft and on my scrotum. But any way im in a long distance relationship now and my girlfreimd keeps asking for webcam sex, she hasnt seen these cysts yet and i think if she does shell dump me. Ive heard its possible to freeze these things and they shrink and dissapear, does that actually work?
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at lest u got thm in your 20s im 14 and had them since i was 6
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