March 17th, 2011
Pearly Penile Papules FAQ
What are pearly penile papules ?
Pearly penile papules appears as small saliences on the ridge of the glans of the penis. Generally, you’ll find one or several rows of small pealy, dome-topped bumps around the corna of the glans of your genital organ.
Why do I have pearly penile papules and is it dangerous ?
Well, rest assure that ppps are harmless and there are no reasons to worry about them. They aren’t cancer nor are they STDs. The reason why pearly penile papules appear is due to the grease glands getting blocked.
Are pearly penile papules contiguous ?
Nope. Again, pearly penile papules are common and many guys have them. They are not STDs and therefore, not contiguous and does not spread from partner to partner.
What is the difference between pearly penile papules and genital warts ?
One thing is sure that ppps appears only on the ridge of the glans of the penis in one or more rows. It does not congregate together to form a cauliflower nor does it appear on other parts of your reproductive organ, ie the shaft, the surface area of the penis head. You can get a clearly idea by looking at some of these pearly penile papules pictures.
Again, if you are unsure, it is best that you consult your doctor.
Will my children get pearly penile papules if I have them ?
It depends. Again, it is good to note that pearly penile papules are not genetically passed down nor are they contiguous. In fact, men between age 20 – 40 have 48% chance of getting ppps and if your children are boys, then again, they do have a chance of getting them when they grow up.
Is circumcision going to treat my pearly penile papules ?
Research has shown that circumcised men have a lesser chance of getting ppps. Then again, if you already have pearly penile papules, circumcision will not help to remove them.
Can pearly penile papules be removed ?
Yes, they can be removed through several cosmetic procedures or home removal methods with the cosmetic procedure being a lot more effective.