Benign Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) or Hirsuties coronae glands are tiny, painless flesh-coloured bumps that appear at the bottom of the head of the penis. Usually, these penile bumps run around the entire circumference of the corona of penis.
Pearly Penile Papules is More Common in Men who are Uncircumcised.
Pearly Penile Papules is more common in who are uncircumcised than men who are circumcised. These bumps on the penis are more common in men in their 20’s and 30’s than other age groups.
Pearly Penile Papules do not disappear by itself.
Pearly Penile Papules do not disappear by itself, and it will remain throughout a person life. It is just bits of excess skin.
Pearly Penile Papules are entirely harmless. Diet or poor personal hygiene do not cause the penile bumps.
Pearly Penile Papules is not a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).
Do NOT confuse pearly penile papules with genital warts or water warts.
Genital warts look like solid blisters or small cauliflowers, and it caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. Genital warts can affect the penis, scrotum, groin and inside or around the anus.
HPV vaccination is available to prevent genital warts and other HPV related. HPV vaccination can also help prevent HPV related cancers too. Laser treatment and electrocautery can remove genital warts effectively.
Water warts are raised pink lesions with a dimple in the centre. Water warts are caused by the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV). Direct contact with MCV during sexual activity or via contaminated objects such as towels can cause water warts.
Both Genital Warts and Water Warts are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and can be passed on by skin-to-skin contact. Both genital wart and water wart are contagious.
If you suspect that you have Genital warts or water warts, it is recommended that you go for an STD Treatment.
Pearly Penile Papules is not a Cancer.
No. PPP is a benign condition.
Pearly Penile Papules Can Be Removed.
Even though Pearly Penile Papules are completely painless and harmless, some men are psychologically affected by the bumps around their penis.
Due to the appearance of Pearly Penile Papules, their sexual partner will worry and suspect that the bumps on the penis are due to some infection.
For these reasons, some men are keen to get them removed.
Using high-frequency radio waves, Pearly Penile Papules can be safely and effectively removed. A patient can usually continue with their daily activities after the removal. Recurrence of pearly penile papules is possible but very rare.
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