View Full Version : Very small bumps on penis

05-14-2013, 10:58 PM
About one to two weeks ago, I noticed a very small bump on the very base of my penis. Actually, it was not on my penis but at the skin beneath the base of my penis. I didn't think much of it, and thought it might be some sort of pimple, I squeezed it hard and a white head possibly came out. Two days ago, I noticed two more at the base of my penis, as well as two more on the mid-shaft of my penis. I squeezed the two at the base of my penis, along with one at the mid-shaft. As of now, I can only see a small red spot where i squeezed these, as they have not completely healed yet.

I left the other one alone, so I can monitor it to see what it does. It has not growed, nor shrunk, and I have not found anymore at this time. I've been applying vinegar to these since the day I noticed them.

I have had sex with multiple women over the past 3 to 4 months, but always used protection. After doing research, the closest match I could find would be molluscum contagisum, but the bumps do not really match that appearance, so I am hoping it's nothing.

I have attached two pics that I took with my phone. Can any specialist tell what this is?

05-15-2013, 02:49 AM
Attached is another picture of the bump, as well as a picture of two that I squeezed. You can see the bump that I left in the second pic as well. I would like to add that I have no itching, no pain, and nothing appears to be like a rash. Any ideas as to what this could be?

05-16-2013, 07:53 AM
At a glance it does looked like Molluscum contagiosum and the way its spreading. You may dab ice to the unaffected bumps and see if u notice small dimple in it. Even if you have protected sex, the condom won't cover the whole penis so there is chances of transmission to the base of penis. Molluscum can go away on their own. Other possibility are Milia, or even pimples and folliculitis. As the lesion doesn't look like scary HPV or any other chronic diseases, just keep an eye on it for any changes and avoid sexual contact for few months. You may apply antibiotics to the lesion u have squeezed so it won't get infected.

05-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Hi Dr. Deepak,

Thanks for your quick response. As of now, nothing seems to be growing, or multiplying. I've been taking strong vitamins and keeping a close eye out for any changes. I will refrain from sexual activity, and from here on out it will only be with one long term partner. Never risking my health for fun in the future.

Today, I took more photos of the bumps. Some with flash, some without. Closer to the base of my penis you can see the two bumps that I had squeezed, towards the head of my penis you can see the bump that i have not messed with. Last photo I had applied apple cider vinegar for about 2 - 3 minutes. How sure can you be that this is not HPV or Herpes?

05-19-2013, 02:39 AM
It appears that I MAY be seeing a little improvement, but it's too early to confirm. I've been applying triple antibiotic to the spots since 5/17 and taking a bath every night adding approximately .75L of apple cider vinegar to my bath water. One of the bumps that I had squeezed had scabbed over and while applying triple antibiotic today the scab came off and I can't really see anything left, maybe a very light pink spot.

Tonight while bathing in apple cider vinegar it looked like dead skin or something came off of two of the lesions which I had previously squeezed. I'll post update pics in a few days.

I've been very paranoid and am keeping a close eye on my whole body, haven't been able to confirm any new bumps in my genital area for sure. However, there was a small bump I noticed on my left thumb today. (attached pic) it looks similar to the bumps on my penis in a way but I do not know if there is any correlation there. It was very small, and I probably would have never noticed it if I wasn't so paranoid and observant at this time.

I'm still wondering if you can be sure this is not HPV or Herpes from the pics above?


05-19-2013, 07:13 PM
Took these photos today. Used flash, and triple antibiotic is applied.

05-20-2013, 12:07 PM
Nope doesn't look like HPV or herpes. But herpes and HPV is so common among individuals, one cannot predict if he/she has it or not. It remains inactive and may remain inactive for life or erupt on the skin when your immune system weakens. As you are sexually active it is wise to get tested for syphilis and HIV.