What Are White Bumps Or Scabs On A Man Penis Mean?

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What Are White Bumps Or Scabs On A Man Penis Mean?

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There are several possibilities. Spots on the penis are not uncommon but they can, of course, point to a sexually transmitted disease. Herpes simplex is the most common form of small blister which quickly break down to form painful ulcers.

However, there are a whole number of completely harmless lumps, bumps and warts that can appear on the penis and are totally harmless. Others can be a sign of something more severe, but have nothing to do with a sexually transmitted disease. The only way to find out for sure is to visit the doctor and get checked out.

Answered by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS