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tiny red bumps on my pubic and genital area?

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I have tiny red bumps on my pubic and genital area, they do not itch, but are raised bumps. Its making worried , since i had unprotected sex with my girlfriend of 2 years so i dont think its a STD, what could it be?


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replied June 22nd, 2012
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A36327
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Well, if both you and your girlfriend have not had previous partners, then yes STD is more or less ruled out. However, it can be a bacterial or fungal infection. Usually there is pain in bacterial infection and itch in fungal one..

Other possibility is that the bumps could be pearly white papules. Though the name suggests that they are white, most are flesh colored. They are small lumps of roughly the same size and shape. They are in a row around the margin of the head of the penis, and can be seen when the foreskin is pulled back. Also these can be present along the shaft and base of penis. They disappear with age and need no treatment. They should not be pricked as they can get infected this way.

They could also be Fordyce spots. These are dilated blood vessels covered with skin and can heal on their own. At times if they persist they are treated by CO2 laser or electro desiccation, TCA chemical peels (temporary treatment), diathermy or laser vaporization.

The third possibility is blocked sebaceous glands. These too often open up on their own. At times may need drainage. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined as a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net. Hope this helps. Take care!


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