Bumps on Glans
Bumps on glans can be pimples or other minor skin conditions that are not contagious at all or it is one of several sexually transmitted diseases and skin issues that can be passed on to your sexual partners. Here, we’ll go over the various possibilities to help you get an idea of what may be causing your bumps, and how to find out for sure, whether you should be worried about them.
What are Bumps on Glans
Bumps on the head of the penis are common and often part of your penis normal anatomy. Finding bumps on glans can be alarming, but most of the time bumps in this area are not serious. They don’t always mean you have a sexually transmitted infection or another serious health issue. It is often the first noticeable sign of an STD for many men. Certain bumps on glans are normal or non-sexual in nature, they are unaware of normal marks or bumps on their penis and may panic when they are discovered. Bumps on glans while potentially alarming are common and usually noncancerous.
Causes of Bumps on Glans
There are many causes of bumps on glans, that may be uncomfortable and perhaps unsightly. If you have them, it is not a threat to your health or that of any sexual partners.
Some causes include:
Penile Pimples: Just like pimples on your face or back, penile pimples occur when pores get clogged. If pores on the glans become clogged with dead skin cells, whitehead or blackhead pimples can form.
Pearly penile papules: These are fleshy, hard, white bumps that are located around the head of the penis. They are considered a natural part of the penis, composed of glands that produce lubricating oils, and these are entirely harmless.
Razor burn/ingrown hairs: This can become a problem for those who shave their pubic hair. Generally, razor burn appears as a red, bumpy rash, with ingrown hairs, which resemble pus-filled pimples, and often appear in the area as hair starts to grow out again.
Folliculitis: These are bumps that resemble pimples. It is caused by inflammation of hair follicles that produce pubic hairs. Also, they may be itchy or painful.
Fordyce spots: These are visible sebaceous glands and are harmless. Sebaceous glands are the glands that usually located beneath hair follicles and produce skin oil to moisturize and protect the skin. Often, these are visible in areas that do not have hair and/or in areas where the skin is thin, like the penis, appearing as small white or yellow spots in these areas.
Lymphocele lumps: These lumps form because of blocked lymph fluids, causing the fluid to build up as a lump under the skin along the shaft of the penis. These lumps generally happen after sexual activity or masturbation.
Treatment for Bumps on Glans
Bumps on the head of your penis can be caused by several things, some more serious than others. If your symptoms don't improve after a couple of days, see our doctor because you may be experiencing an infection. Go to Heng Kang Clinic because our clinic is a trusted clinic in Metro manila. If you left it untreated however mild it is, it can lead to a more serious illness that will not only be harder to treat but may cause permanent, irreversible damage. Heng Kang clinic has a team of highly qualified and experienced medical doctors and advanced facilities for medical equipment for treating such conditions like this.
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