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Dr Christian:
If you find a spot on your penis, chances are you’re going to panic. But however sensitive or embarrassed you may be of having a lump on your willy, get it checked out because your doctor is not going to chop it off and the sooner you get it diagnosed and treated, the less likely it’ll develop into anything serious.

There are many possible causes for penile spots and unprotected sex is one of them, because many sexually transmitted infections will manifest their symptoms on your genitalia so if you’ve not used a condom, and now have an unusual mark, go to your nearest sexual health clinic as soon as possible. They’ll be able to tell you if you’ve caught an STI and advise you on how it can be treated.

If you haven’t had unprotected sex but are concerned about a penile spot make an appointment to see your doctor. They can determine if there’s cause for concern by looking at the size, shape and colour of the marks.

Ulcers appear as craters in the skin, usually with a clear liquid or pus in the centre and generally multiple ulcers aren’t as serious as single ulcers. Herpes for example appears as multiple ulcers. They’re not life threatening but they are highly contagious and they need prompt treatment.

Penile cancer however normally appears as a painless, single ulcer and is life-threatening so should be treated quickly. Penile papules are small pimples or or nodules on the skin. Some like those that appear on the crown of the penis are absolutely normal. Others however, like warts are infectious and need to be sorted out.

Sometimes a spot is just a spot and it’ll disappear on its own just like the ones you get on your face. But safe is always better than sorry so if you do spot a spot, get it checked out. It won’t be anything your doctor hasn’t seen before and always wear a condom.

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Quick Health Advice: Penis Spots

Finding a spot or spots on your penis can often induce blind panic. However, in this exclusive guide, Dr Jessen explains the benefits of getting diagnosis and treatment quickly, and talks through some of the likely conditions (from the serious to the harmless) that might have you awake at night. A spot is sometimes just a spot, but if you’re worried – then it’s nothing your GP won’t have seen a thousand times before!

Remember that you should always check with a health professional if you have any concerns about your health.

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Guys I have some kind of red spot on my glands. Im 14 and not circumcised. When these red spot touches water,it will hurt. What do I have to do and what are these spots?





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I have small spots on my penis but it's every where and even on my ballsack I don't know if this is normal because I haven't had a sex with a girl yet (I'm very young) I don't know what to do





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I had a spot on the end of my penis where the seamen exits from. I squeezed it and it popped with blood coming out like a norm spot. It doesn't hurt. Should I be worried?





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I have small red spots on my bell end they don't hurt





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Small red spots can appear for any number of reasons, and only a doctor can verify for sure whether there is any reason to be concerned. Often, however, these are simple rashes or pimples, or other common dermatological issues. In these cases, washing appropriately and using a quality penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) with natural moisturizers can often help. A doctor will be able to recommend treatment if it is something other than a common dermatological issue.

Im 17 and ive had sex a few times ive found these yellowish spots on my penis is it a std or normal someone help?





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On the shaft of my penis I have a hard lump that releases a yellow ooze when I scrape the head. It's just like a normal spot on my face but causes quite aloof irritation and discomfort. Is this bad??





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Ingrown puss filled hairs on bottom of penis which is forming large lumps. They are not itchy or sore but produce thick pus when pinched





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I have a few red spots on my penis just at the top and the Middle , they are not sore but hurt when I pee or try and squeeze them. One of them look like an ulcer but I'm not actually sure what they are or what's wrong with me. Please help ?





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I have a spot with what looks like to puss in it should I squeeze it or leave it ?





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I have a white spot on my penis under the foreskin is this anything to worrying about it doesn't always hurt just when I touch it its like having a spot on your face but obviously on my penis





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