I have lots of little bumps almost like goosebumps or whiteheads on my penis. Is this a sign that something is wrong? These are common and they're nothing to worry about.
Men have a tendency to visit their doctors less than women, and aside from the usual excuses, a fear of embarrassment is often a factor. But, although symptoms may seem trivial, putting off seeing a GP could pose a serious risk to your health. Testicular cancer is another male cancer which should be checked for regularly, and just like other cancers, it can be easier to treat if detected early.
Bumps or sores on the penis are often the first noticeable sign of an STD for many men. Certain bumps on the penis are normal or non-sexual in nature. Many men are unaware of normal marks or bumps on their penis and may panic when they are discovered.
Plastic pants often make nappy rash worse because they stop air circulating normally and keep the nappy area damp. Some areas of skin might be raised or swollen, and there might be breaks in the skin. These breaks are called ulcers. You should take your child to the GP if:.
Friction burns can appear on the penis as a result of vigorous rubbing, which may occur during sexual activity or when a person wears very tight fitting clothing. A friction burn happens when contact with another object causes the skin on a body part to rub off. According to the authors of a review paperit is difficult to determine the prevalence of friction burns on the penis because ethical and psychological reasons often prevent people from reporting injuries to this part of the body.
It's not uncommon for men to avoid seeking professional help when there's something amiss in your pants, which can put your health at risk. Not all strange happenings down there are cause for a concern, but it is always worth getting checked out. We speak to sexual health GP Dr Anand Patel about the most common penis problems, and what to do about them:.
Precancerous conditions of the penis are changes to penis cells that make them more likely to develop into cancer. These conditions are not yet cancer. The most common precancerous conditions of the penis are: penile intraepithelial neoplasia PeIN balanitis xerotica obliterans BXO Buschke-Lowenstein tumour bowenoid papulosis leukoplakia.
More often than not, it will be something that is far less serious but a condition you will want to get checked out nevertheless. A non-infectious penile skin condition is one that you cannot get it from or pass it to another person. While this shouldn't suggest that you can ignore it, a non-infectious skin condition tends to be less serious than an infectious one. While more irritating than problematic, the condition may be caused by harsh chemicals, abrasion, or an allergen your doctor can help identify.
Various abnormalities can affect the skin of the penis. Some are bodywide skin disorders that affect the penis as well as other parts of the skin. Examples can include psoriasislichen planusand seborrheic dermatitis.
Higher teen pregnancy risk in girls with ADHD. A year-old man presents with an asymptomatic but worrisome to him penile rash that manifested over a two-day period several weeks ago. OTC miconazole cream, triple-antibiotic creams, and most recently, a two-day course of fluconazole mg bid have not helped.