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    I had a spot on my penis before like a whitehead. It went so I assumed there was no problem. I have always been careful when having sex using a condom. I now have noticed I have another one. Is this a sign that I may hav an STI?


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    p101: teen sexuality

    are you sexually active? if you are, then you need to have an std test done.

    if you have never had sex before, then it could be just what you said--a whitehead on your penis. as for bumps and white spots like this on the penis, check out section c of the following thread.

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    I am sexually active yes. I've had sex a few times, but I have always used a condom, and none of them have ever split. There was only one girl I had sex with when I had my first one. I had an sti check after being with her, and I was all clear. That's why I'm not sure now I have got another spot. I have since had two other partners and I have always used a condom.

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    condoms don't work completely against stds. there can be an affected area outside that can spread the disease still.
    but it is probably just a pimple.

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    Hmm, to ease your mind, I would get checked. But, I doubt it's something huge.
    Here is the passage from Josh's (aliquid) link:

    I hope this helps.

    Many guys around the time of puberty notice various types of whitish pimply bumps on their penises. These are very common and in most cases normal and harmless. Now, some bumps can be the result of a sexually transmitted disease....so guys who have been sexually active and cannot identify their bumps as falling under the following categories should get checked out by a doctor. But most commonly, penis bumps will fall into one or more of the following categories:

    1) Hair follicles. These are small white bumps that appear on the testicles and also on perhaps the first inch or two of the penis (closest to the part where the penis attaches to the body). There might also be a few additional bumps along the underneath side of the penis, further out on the shaft. Many of these will have pubic hairs growing from them, but some may not have hair until later in puberty, or even never at all. Hair follicles are a normal part of every penis, and every guy has them. There is no need to worry about or do anything about hair follicles.


    2) Pimples & Whiteheads. These can occur anywhere on the penis. They can sometimes get a little reddish...or stay white....or even be black (blackheads). They are the same identical condition as blackheads and whiteheads that occur on the face, and should be treated the same way...with once-daily gentle washing with soap and water. Eventually they will go away. It is also possible to "squeeze" them which will cause a whitish pus to be released just as with blackheads on the face....but of course that is not recommended as it can lead to inflammation/infection which might ultimately require antibiotics and a doctor's visit. So it's best to avoid that and just let them go away on their own with daily washing.

    3) Pearly penile papules. This is another common condition. Not everyone has them, but they are NOT an STD or anything to worry about...just another normal variation of human penis! For more information on pearly penile papules, see the following link:
    http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic313.htm

    Q: I have white blisters on my penis they are not sore or red I have many of them that are barley noticeable that are all located underneath the shaft near the hairline but there is one that sticks out more and is bigger than the others. I am a virgin therefore it cant be an STD but I am nervous that something might be wrong. Thanks for your time in reading this letter and responding to my question.

    A: I'm assuming by your description "blister" you are actually meaning "a whitish bump" and not a fluid filled lesion that is usually painful and breaks open and drains. Given your description of these lesions, these sound like benign skin structures, and not something to be concerned about. The one larger lesion also sounds normal, but if you have any question at all about it, we encourage you to have a health center provider take a look and give you an opinion. Here is an explanation of penile bumps derived from Dr. Bill Lloyd's Q&A on the web at the Thrive Online website that I hope will be helpful:

    Everyone's skin include hair follicles, sebaceous glands which are always associated with hair follicles, apocrine glands, also usually associated with a hair follicle and eccrine glands which produce sweat and are not connected to hair follicles.

    Hair follicles are found on the scrotum, and along the shaft of the penis out to the end of the foreskin, although the hairs that they produce may not be visible. These tiny fine hairs are called vellus hairs, in contrast to terminal hairs which are coarser, longer and darker. These are the hairs on our scalps, armpits, pubic areas, and other areas depending on sex and general hairiness.

    Apocrine glands make a form of sweat, and are found in the armpits, around the nipples, around the pubic areas and the buttocks. In some people they are very prone to becoming infected, resulting in recurrent abscesses in these areas.

    Sebaceous glands are found wherever hairs are found. They produce a white oily substance called sebum, and if squeezed this material can be pushed out. I don't advise squeezing them though. It hurts and may cause them to become infected. White heads on the face are enlarged sebaceous glands. Sebaceous cysts, which may occur anywhere, are cysts caused by a blockage of the sebaceous gland forcing the sebum to build up into a cyst instead of being released normally on the the surface of the skin. In most areas of the skin, the sebaceous glands cannot be seen, because the skin itself is thick, but on the penis, where the skin is thin and fine, the sebaceous glands may be very prominent. It is these glands that form the small bumps. For some reason, when the hairs produced by the hair follicles are fine and invisible, the sebaceous glands connected to the follicle are often large. Therefore, someone looking at the skin of the penis may not see the almost invisible hair, but will notice the prominent bump of the sebaceous gland. Stretching the skin on the penis will make these glands stand out even more.

    What other kinds of bumps could we be confusing these sebaceous glands with? On the penis, as anywhere else, a sebaceous gland can become infected, forming what we would call a pimple if it were on the face. When this happens on the penis, the resulting bump becomes red, like a pimple, and may have an obvious head. This is not an STD.

    Genital Warts obviously can occur on the penis. On the shaft of the penis where they might be confused with the sebaceous glands, they tend to be flat-topped small bumps with a roughened surface. A magnifying glass may be necessary to appreciate the roughness, but they should not usually be confused with the sebaceous glands. Nothing can be squeezed out of a wart. They are, of course, usually considered an STD. However, warts elsewhere, like the fingers, are common in children and are not transmitted sexually. These may occasionally be planted on the scrotum or penis by scratching.

    Genital herpes usually appears as a cluster of small bumps on a red base, which quickly lose their tops and become a cluster of small ulcers. They are usually stinging or painful. Sebaceous glands are never painful unless they have become infected, or have been squeezed too hard.

    Molluscum contagiosum are small bumps, pink to yellow in color, which may occur around the pubic region, although I have not seen them out near the end of the penis. They have a typical flat dimpled top, not rough like a wart, not smooth and rounded like a sebaceous gland. They are caused by a virus, and are not an STD. They are very common in children.

    (This is Christian again with a final word on these bumps: Please note that masturbation has nothing to do with causing or preventing any of the above conditions. )
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    Hmm you only have 2? Im not sure if they start one by one but maybe investigate into Fordyces spots a common and unharmful occurance in many people
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    Where is the whitehead located? The condom doesn't protect the whole penis area.

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