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I am a 31 year old male who is sexually active. Recently, I have noticed very small (approx. 1MM) blister like bumps that appear to be pimples all over my groin/genital region. Thus, I have two currently on my penis head, a few scattered around my shaft and top of the genitals and most recently had one on my testicular sac and at the top of my groin area (where the the band of my boxers reach). I have had all of the STD tests (including HSV-2) which have come back negative but am still concerned with these. Also, I have visited my doctors and have been prescribed fungal creams which have not helped. Here are the symptoms:

- Red
- Very small. Approximately 1-2MM.
- Shiny appearance (sometimes look like a whitehead)
- Do not itch
- Do not hurt
- Can be popped/squeezed (I know this is wrong to do due to infection) which then producproduces a hard material that looks white, seems to be a "ball" of material and also seems to have a tail.
- After squeezed, it bleeds.


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replied March 7th, 2012
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A32509
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Blister on penis can be due to herpes. Syphilis and HIV are the other possibilities (Loos like STD is ruled out in your case). Other possibility is friction blister due to sex or allergy to condom. Blisters can also be allergic reaction to something.

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. Treatment will depend on the cause. Please consult an urologist. Take care!



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