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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders
Question: Pimples on penis
|ConcernedBoy99 - Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:52 am||
I'm been having a few pimples be shown on my penis....i don't have an STD never had oral sex ....and i shower everyday and try to keep it clean , but i do shave the hair off thats on my penis with a razor but i do it cautiousely...is that the reason? can someone help me out please thanks .
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:52 pm||
Hair follicles and sebaceous (sweat) glands are normally found on the penile shaft, particularly on the ventral surface (underside). They may be infected, trichomycosis in the case of sweat glands and folliculitis in the case of hair follicles.
They may be visible as small nodules or might only be felt as small lumps in the skin. They are yellow/black or red nodules on the hair shafts in the inguinal region. Nodules are often on the scrotum and occasionally on the base of the shaft of the penis. They may contain pus in them. The hallmark is that they will have a hair arising from them that reveals their true nature. These lesions can be associated with erythema and itching. Superinfection with other dermatophytes has been noted.
In your case it is very likely that the shaving, no matter how cautious, would lead to trauma and may infect the hair follicles or the sweat glands as described above.
Given the limitations of the internet as a diagnostic tool, you are advised to seek a direct clinical examination to reach the proper diagnosis.
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