Penis Bumps — Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
If you are concerned about bumps on your penis there can be a variety of causes:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) — There are a variety of STDs that can cause bumps and discolorations on the penis. Herpes can produce bumps that appear as a cluster of small blisters that evolve into painful ulcers. Primary syphilis causes a single, round and painless ulcer of the penis or scrotum. If you've been sexually active and have seen a correlation between your sexual activity and the appearance of bumps please consult your general practitioner.
Symptoms — Painful bumps on the head or base of the penis.
Treatment — See your General Practitioner for treatment.
Genital Warts — Caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), Genital Warts can appear as pink-brown or skin-colored bumps that are moist on the surface; Genital Warts may also appear "cauliflower-like" but tend to be small and sometimes appear as large clusters. Genital warts are one of the most common types of STDs.
Symptoms — pink-brown or skin-colored bumps that are moist on the surface.
Treatment — your general practitioner can provide a number of treatments and prescriptions. It's important to get HPV related warts treated as they can cause various forms of genital cancer, including cervical cancer.
Cancer — Another possible concern regarding pumps on the shaft of the penis is penile cancer. One of the symptoms of penile cancer is the appearance of a painless, irregular and non-healing genital ulcer. Consult physician for treatment.
Symptoms — A painless, irregular and non-healing ulcer.
Treatment — A variety of surgeries including: laser surgery, microsurgery and wide local excision.