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Non itchy bumps in edge of penis. Remedy.

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Hello I noticed these bumps on the ridge of my penis.. Im very concerned. They have been there for over a few months now. I was sexually active but not so much until I find out what this is. These bumps do not FEEL like bumps, its almost impossible to feel them. The only indication is the curled up foreskin. They do not itch or burn, and contain no liquid. They have not changed in size or appearance. I also notice some white film on the head of the penis near the bumps that rubs off but comes back. The white stuff is not dried semen. I hope there is a remedy. `

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query at
I can understand your concern.
This seems to be fordyce's spots, which are ectopic sebaceous glands. these are oil glands which are benign in nature and are of only cosmetic concern. the whitish film is probably the smegma which is the collection of the secretions.
The fordyce's spots usually do not require treatment, but in case you would want to resolve it, getting your dermatologist to burn them out would be the best option. but the treatment is not always very effective.
In order to prevent accumulation of smegma, its important to clean the area well.
Please let me know if you have any queries.
Take care

Patient replied :

Thanks for your answer.. Im just curious how confident you are in your assessment. These seemed to appear close after encounter all of a sudden. Im just curious if there is anything else it could be.


Thanks for your reply. According to me this is fordyce's spots. I couldnt detect any other pathology in the area.

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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