Causes & Problems of Pearly Penile Papules

One of the most sensitive parts of man is his genital organs. Sometimes small lumps or bodies are developed on penis and one of them are known as pearly penile papules. Hirsuties papillaris genitalis is the medical terminology used for it and defined as small bumps or structure possessing flesh color which appear around sulcus or corona of penis. These small pearl like bodies encircle the sulcus of penis in one or more rows. Although their presence should not bother the patient as far as health is concerned, but surely are a reason of discomfort especially during sex.

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What is Exactly Pearly Penile Papules?

Medical term for pearly penile papules is Hirsuties papillaris genitalis; it is the situation in which small skin colored bumps develop in one or more rows on male reproductive organ. These often appear around sulcus or corona. These are harmless in nature, but could be a cause of discomfort, especially during sex. Reportedly, pearly penile papules are present in 8 to 43% men, mostly uncircumcised. Men between the ages of 20 to 30 are mostly affected by this problem. It must be kept in mind that it is not symptom of any sexually transmitted disease (STD), but people consider it as STD due to its being related to sexual organ and even these are sometimes confused with genital warts; in fact, pearly penile papules are not genital warts at all. They may disappear with the passage of time or circumcision, but sometimes it also happens that they vanish with time but reappear.

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