BUMPS ON PENIS
Quite often men at any age face the problem of rushes on the penis in the form of bumps that may contain fluid and look like warts. However, it is not always known what causes such symptoms and what is the reason for such a disease, how to treat it and avoid it.
Very often bumps on the penis are caused by sexually transmitted diseases, but not always. There are cases when such rashes have nothing to do with sexually transmitted diseases and are of a completely different nature. Therefore, it is very important to make initially a correct diagnosis and accurately determine the cause of these signs and prescribe appropriate treatment in each case.
What are possible causes of penis bumps?
Causes of appearance of bumps on penis can be different. Bumps and white vesicles can form during inflammatory processes in the preputium of the penis. At the same time, other symptoms may appear: pain on the penis, red spots in the site of inflammation, burning, cracks in the skin of the penis. These are the symptoms of such a serious disease as balanoposthitis.
When using male contraceptives (condoms, lubricants, etc.) during intercourse, the appearance of bumps on penis may be caused by allergy to the material from which they are made.
Water bubbles are formed on the penis when the man is infected with sexually transmitted diseases. This mainly occurs when the organ is affected by herpes. Blisters appear in different places: on the buttocks, on the groin, on the hips, on the foreskin, on the body of the penis and its tip.
Bumps also appear in intimate places due to insufficient personal hygiene, allergic manifestations or physical injuries and effects. Since there are quite many reasons, each factor must be considered separately.
Bumps on penis can appear due to genital herpes
Herpes is a viral disease and bumps can become the first symptoms of its manifestation. Before they appear, the skin in this place itches, there is an unpleasant burning sensation. Genital herpes affects most often the tip and foreskin of the penis. Herpes can also appear simultaneously on other parts of the body. Later such bumps on the penis burst, transforming into small ulcers. Another symptom of herpes on the genitals is a sharp pain during urination and discharge from the urethra. The disease can also be accompanied by a general malaise, high temperature, and increased lymph nodes. Herpes, which appeared on the penis, does not affect the work of other man’s organs. But if it penetrate the urethra, it can become a catalyst for different diseases such as prostatitis or various staphylococcal infections.
Treatment of herpes should begin at an early stage of its development. Herpes is treated with such drugs as Famciclovir, Acyclovir, Valacyclovir. They are available in the form of tablets, ointments, ampoules for injection. As a prophylaxis against herpes, it is recommended to avoid casual sexual intercourses, since even the use of a condom does not ensure safety from contracting this disease
Human papillomavirus is a very common infectious disease transmitted by both sexual intercourse, and through non-sexual contact. Usually, the infection is contracted during unprotected sex with the carrier of the virus, but the transmission of the disease is possible when sharing bedclothing, towels and underwear. The activation of the virus and the appearance genital warts on the penis which are the key symptom of HPV occur associated with decreased immunity. The warts can be located on the surface of the penis either singly or in clusters. Most often they cover the glans penis, but can spread over the whole surface of the penis, affecting even the foreskin. In advanced stage of a disease, warts affect the inner part of the urethra and bladder, making it difficult to urinate. Warts can be also accompanied by inflammation of the skin of the penis, burning and the occurrence of unpleasant itching. Various medications are available today to treat HPV but it is important to consult a doctor and not to self-medicate.
Syphilis is in the first place among other sexually transmitted diseases, which are considered most serious and difficult to be treated. The first sign of this disease is a rash on the glans penis. Since at the beginning except for a rash other symptoms are not observed, the patient mistakenly believes that it is harmless. In fact, on the area of rashes (that is, at the site of infection), painless, but deep enough sores begin to appear. These sores are called “chancres”, formed in two weeks after the direct infection (pale treponema). If the patient is characterized by strong immunity, then the infection begins to manifest only three months after the infection process. In other cases, if the organism is weakened, the disease manifests itself quickly enough, and the first sign is rash on the penis.
Septic spots may appear on different body parts including penis. There is nothing to worry about and no specific measures should be taken. You shouldn’t squeeze the pustules because it can result in infection. As a rule, septic spots are gone without treatment. But if pustules on your penis haven’t gone within five-seven days, you should consult the doctor.
The molluscum contagiosum virus causes a skin disease that is classified as viral. The molluscum contagious affects only humans, not having a pathogenic effect in animals. The place of human skin infection depends on the way the virus has been contracted. Adults are most often infected by sexual contact, so the area of localization will, of course, be the genitals (external), as well as the area of the pubis, perineum, possibly affecting the lower abdomen and thighs (usually internal). In children, molluscum contagiosum can inflict damage on any part of the skin. It is difficult to determine the place where it is localized, since infection usually occurs through non-sexual contact. As a rule, it is not necessary to take any special medications to get rid of this virus, it is gone after a few months.
Fordyce’s granules or seborrhoeic cysts are called sebaceous glands appearing in the form of light pimples on the skin of the genital organs (penis), in the groin, on the nipples, in the lips, on the mucous membrane of the mouth. Fordyce’s granules do not cause harm to human health, they are not transmitted at any kind of contact (including sexual intercourse) and are generally considered a variant of the norm. In most cases, patients seek medical help only if seborrheic cysts cause cosmetic defect.
What to do if bumps appear on the penis
If you have noticed any spots or bumps on your penis, you shouldn’t squeeze them. It can cause inflammation. Do not set the diagnosis yourself, it is better to consult a certified doctor who will prescribe the necessary diagnostic procedures and will conduct an examination. To prevent any tumour formation men should take the rules – wash at least twice a day, and before and after sexual intercourse. It is not recommended to have sex during menstruation of your partner, because such experiments can lead to very unpleasant consequences, and not only for men.
Most types of bumps do not have any negative impact on your health. But if they are not gone within few days it is better to visit a doctor.