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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: bumps on penis

 iwikwikn - Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:39 pm

Hi, well first i would like to say i'm a virgin I'm 16 and a male, but i have noticed small bumps on my legs and on the head/shaft of my penis. I had experienced this once before but after putting some medication on the bumps on my legs they went away. I was wondering if it could be herpes, or if it is something that can be cured. I haven't gone to a doctors yet
 iwikwikn - Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:37 am

 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:13 am

User avatar Hi Iwikwikn,

It is unlikely to be herpes. The bumps on the penis may be due to hair follicles or blocked pores. If they came and went then returned it may also be a cold virus that is causing a rash.

There are several viruses that can cause rashes (non-STD's), particularly on the legs. These viruses are very common around this time of year.

I would recommend you have this evaluated if the spots don't get better. It is very unlikely they are dangerous but having them evaluated will let you know what they are.

Best wishes.

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