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I am a virgin who has genetial warts, it is still hard for me to belive and accept. I was diagnosed by my gyno. and I looked online to compare pictures with what I have. I have looked at many pictures over the past 2 years but I have not seen anything that looks like what I have at all. Mine are very small and look more like the "pearly papules" could they really be something else? ?




 



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11/21/2004


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yes they can be pearly papules. genital warts occur from sexual contact and since you are a virgin there is no way that they can be genital warts unless you have engaged in other sexual activity


10/6/2005


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You said it could be Molluscum Contagiosum, iv looked up every single picture, or disease, and nothing looks like what I have. Maybe I''ll explain a little better

+ its white small pinpoint bumps
+ they don't itch nor hurt
+ they don't stick out, there under the skin

But all the pictures have them appear as sticking out.

I don't know how I could have gotten a STD, iv had these little bumps since 7th grade, and I wasn't sexually active until 11Th. So if anyone has an answer please tell me,

Thank you.


11/9/2004


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i have the same problem, I have these very small bumps that look like pearly papules, but i dont where i would get them and i have never had sex or done any other sexual things that would have to envole, my vagina. If any one knows what this is, please tellme because im scared to tell my parents, or see a gyno.


7/26/2004


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i am the same way but im a 15 and I just noticed the bumps about when i was around 13 and still to this day i have no idea what they are. I have only had oral sex once or twice and i know its not from that. Its really fursterating when you have a g/f and your afraid to do stuff because you might spread it or she might freak out if she sees it if ya know what i mean, i just want some answers because its bugging me so bad because i know she wants to do stuff so please someone help me out a lil.


6/15/2004


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molluscum can appear on its own cant it?


7/29/2003


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I feel you all the way because I remember having these warts since I was very young and now that I am twenty and about to experience my first sexual partner, I am really concerned. I didn''t get the warts sexually. I was afraid to tell my parents because they would think I had had sex and when my first pap smear came up, I was hoping my doctor would see them but she didn't. I'm so afraid of what people will think about me. I am also wondering if it couldn't be something else because my warts don't look like those pictures I've seen.


3/14/2004


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definitely look at the picture of the sebaceous glands that somebody posted here... I was worried something was wrong with me, too, because I had these itty bitty pinpoint dots on the inside of my labia majora and minora - but then after looking at the vaginal picture, I see it is exactly what mine look like on that part of my genital region.

Anyway, the vagina is covered in oil glands, inside and out, and it''s very easy for these glands to get plugged up and cause these little dots to appear.

As for you men, who cares - you men are babies and need to stick your Genital Warts in each other's asses.


3/7/2005


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Whats going on?
I think I may also have gential warts...but i cant believe it. I thought you only get that stuff when you''ve had sex. I havent has sex because i dont believe in sex before Marriage. Im so scared. I dont know what i have. what am i going to do.


7/14/2005


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Sorry. I tried to post the link and it didn''t work. just copy and paste this into your browser for pictures of sebaceous glands: http://www.gumnewcastle.nhs.uk/showimage.asp?id=173


11/21/2004


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i am the same I have some little bumps on my penis and i dont want to tell anyone about it i case they are insensitive i am obnly 13 and i dont know what to do


5/8/2004


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pearly papules are commonly misdiagnosed as early signs of HPV. Although they could very well be early signs of HPV and it is not impossible to contract genital warts as a virgin through inocent horny acts of mutual masturbation, touching genitals, fingering, etc. but if the papules have not increased in size and keep their shiny pearly papule type shape they are most likely symptoms of another virus, Molluscum Contagiosum. This virus is commonly seen in children but when present in adults and in the genital region it is considered to be a STD although it is possible to contract it from sharing towels, public swimming pools, and the like. Much like HPV it is a very contagious skin virus. The reason it is considered and STD when present in adults and in the genital region is due to the fact that sex is the most common method of contracting it, however, it is not the only method of contracting it. For more information :

http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1491.htm


11/4/2004


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Well, it really depends on many things. If you have had close contact with an infected person''s genitals (such as "dry" sex) you could absolutely have genital warts. I too have looked at many pictures and mine do not look like any of them, but they are definitely very small warts. I would just assume the worst and decide what to do from there.


12/30/2003


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I went thru the exact same thing except I have had sex. i am 25 and was told i had hpv about 2 years ago my dr tried all the treatments and it didnt go away and it looked NOTHING like all the pictures. I asked her if she was sure and she said "well it might be but it might not" so with that i went to another dr and they said they were skin tags they went away on there own a little over a year ago. So you really need to get a second opinion.


5/3/2005


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I have the same thing, I am sexually active, but i have had them for about as long as I remember. Mine aren''t really visible unless the skin is pulled tight and then they are very tiny white bumps. My good news for you is, I have had 3 pap smears, a Genital Warts test and and std test in the time that I have had these things, I have been looked at by 2 differeent doctor and neather seemed fased by these bumps and all of the results for those tests were negative. So you probobly dont have genetal warts, did your doctor preform any tests to check for HPV, that is the virus that causes hpv, if the did not, they have no business diagnosing you with anything. try another doctor.


4/9/2007


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get a second opinion. I was just diagnosed with a wart so small she could barely see it. im getting a sexond opinion.


9/6/2006


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Sterilize that PENIS LONG OR SHORTY it my have scabbies .Do a scrap test if scum comes off run like hell to the nearest river and jump .YOU HAVE THE CRAB SCABBIES!!!!!! WASH YOUR GENITALS WITH SOFT CLOTH EVEN THOUGH HARD SSEEXX(SEX) WAS INVOLVED!!!!! ARE YOU STUPID????? YOU WANTED IT GOT IT WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT SO YOU MAKE UP STORIES TO COVER FOR YOUR STUPIDITY!!!WARTS THEY INSIDEOUT FARTS!!!!QUIT FINGERING YOURSELF THAT IS QUEER!!!@!!!!! IF THEY ARE PEARLY MAYBE YOU HAD INTERCOURSE WITH A OSYSTER!!!!!! TAKE A DE-TOXIFING SOAK!!!!!!!!!!!! THINK WHO HAD A BIGUN-


7/9/2005


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Unless there has been actual patholgy with definitive results then your GYN does not know for sure, thats an opinion. I assume there hasnt been since you dont mention definitive tests.


3/5/2003


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I think the following should help people who want to know if they have HVP or GENITAL WARTS or not.

The ANSWER: THE ONLY SURE WAY TO TELL IS TO GET TESTED! (Do NOT be afraid of going to the doctor.)

Many people have posted questions about little white bumps, wanting to know if they are infected with HPV.

In many cases this is NOT HPV or HERPES or GENITAL WARTS.

There are two naturally ocurring skin conditions that affect between 50%-90% of the population.

1) FIND OUT WHAT YOU HAVE

CLICK ON THIS WEBSITE TO SEE WHICH OF THE TWO NON VIRAL, NATURAL SKIN CONDITIONS YOU HAVE:
http://www.studenthealth.co.uk/advice/advice.asp?adviceID=153

It is most likely one of the two conditions: PPP (PENILE PENILE PAPULES) or FS (FORDYCE''''S SPOTS).

They are both NATURAL, COMMON, NON-TRANSMITTABLE, AND ARE NOT GENITAL WARTS, NOT HPV and NOT HERPES.


2) LEARN ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE


PENILE PENILE PAPULES

Some conditions (a ring of tiny white bumps near the head of the penis) are called PENILE PENILE PAPULES.

To see what this condition is visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsuties_papillaris_genitalis
(there is a picture there for you to compare with your condition)

To read up on PPP go to: http://pearlypenilepapules.net/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsuties_papillaris_genitalis



FORDYCE''S SPOTS

Some conditions (small skin colored spots or raised bumps that appear on the shaft of the penis or labia) are called
FORDYCE''S SPOTS.

To see what this condition is visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce%27s_spot
(there is a picture there for you to compare with your condition)

To read up on FS go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce%27s_spot


3) GET HELP IF YOU NEED IT

Skin conditions are very common. There is nothing to be ashamed of. For other skin conditions, including STDs
talk to your family. They should be there to help you. If you can not talk to your family or seek help you
might want to try the following site:

http://www.sworn.org/stdhelp.html
http://www.chicagohelp.org/
http://stdhelp.org/

I hope this reply was helpful for the many dozens or hundreds of people that thought they had an STD when in reality
they only had a NATURAL SKIN CONDITION with nothing to worry about. INFO=KNOWLEDGE! Pass it on.


5/1/2009


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I am a girl who has SEBACEOUS PROMINENCE which sounds exactly like what you have. I have worried in the past if it was some kind of std even though I had it long before I was ever sexually active. It appeared around puberty and does not give me any trouble, it just doesnt look all that appealing if you know what I mean, but then again its only visable when my labia minora is stretched out. Heres a link to a picture of what is identical to what I have and it IS NORMAL: http://www.gumnewcastle.nhs.uk/showimage.asp?id=173

I hope this is what you have and that this will help! Theres no cure but at least you''ll know your in the clear and its not contageous!
Please Let me know if I helped at all!



7/14/2005


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http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/slm-maa/slides/normvar/pages/hel007.html


look thats prolly what you have and its nthn :)


8/11/2008


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i am also a virgin that contracted hpv. I actually was recently diagnosed with cervical dysplesia which really weirded me out because i have never had intercourse. i figure that it is possible he touched himself and then penetrated me with his fingers. although i suppose i will never know :(


2/16/2004


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Since your a virgin it is possible to have HPV, you could have got it at child birth... but it is known to be rare. You may want to visit another OBGYN and get a second opinion the next time you have an out break of these bumps...



2/1/2003


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i dont know, but im only thirteen and I seem to have something like that. i''ve never had any kind of sex at all and i'm freaking out.


6/3/2007


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So are "pearly papules" spreadable??? Are they a STD?? Can woman get them?? Sebacious (sp?) glands- are they bad or normal and natural??


10/7/2005


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I had the same type of rash and the stupid doctor
told me ("Oh I really Don''t know what it is lets just see if it goes away by its self") and it did'nt. Almost a year later I finally got an answer.


3/15/2005


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http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/stdhpv.htm


12/26/2003


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You can be a virgin and still get genital warts, oral warts, any warts. Of course, sexual activity is the most common way to transmit the virus, but don''t think it's the only way! I have never had any kind of remotely sexual contact, and i have them. I am also very healthy otherwise. It seems that life is just unfair to some people.


10/22/2004


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http://www.gumnewcastle.nhs.uk/showimage.asp?id=173
I have what the bottom picture is but I can not find out wnything about it, help please!


8/13/2005


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I am a girl who is a virgin and I have this little bump it feels like a lump and when you squess it puss comes out or somtimes Genital Warts and it never seems 2 go away it does and then it comes back i notice these sign''s as when i was 14 yrs old when i got my first period i never knew what it was but i need 2 know quick i'm scared.


6/19/2006


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since I was about 13-14... i think. may be longer. i found that just inside and round the opening of my vagina ive got lots of small lumps/pinples, whatever you wanna call them. but they are pinky, like normal skin colour down there. they just look wierd. im pretty sure they arent normal but i dont know if they are warts or not. they itch sometimes but so does everything from time to time... grrrrrr. i dont know. genital warts are such a hard thing to know if youve got or not unless you get examined and the idea of that scares me to the point of insanity (mainly due to childhood ''experiences'). so unless i find a friend i trust immmmmensly who is a gyn ive got no idea:P its soo annoying.
as far as i know theres a slim chance that you can get hpv even when your a virgin which sucks!! hopefully they just go away over time like normal warts as some articles say


9/30/2005


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im a 19 year old girl and a virgin
i have been so worried for years thinking I have gotten an std like genital warts or something and ive searched pics up and nothing looked like what i have...then i looked up a pic of sebaceous glands and it looks exactly like what i have....i feel relieved knowing i dont have anything contageous and its something NORMAL
http://www.gumnewcastle.nhs.uk/showimage.asp?id=173


6/11/2006


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well I don''t think you have anything i just think it ur mind


3/3/2008


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IF YOUR A VIRGIN! AND YOU THINK YOU HAVE GENITAL WARTS YOU MAY HAVE Pearly Penile Papules...LOOK IT UP!!!!


10/23/2007


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from my understanding your dirty take a long bath wash yourself or something and stop touching yourself


4/5/2006


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For those of you claiming to be virgins with genital warts or cervical dysplasia...newsflash...you were sexually molested as a child and probably you were too little to remember it. Sorry and hope the bastard''s piece shrivels up and falls off.


3/16/2007


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ok you know what I had them but it turned out to be nothing butpimples i just used a body wash that fought against acne... also it could be because your legs are rubing together because your skin can get irritated


3/27/2005


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i''m 28 years old and I had mine since my mid teens. i've always wondered if i could get them removed and just recently i did. the procedure consisted of a combination of snipping and burning of the papules. and since i had a larger than normal amount it took more than one visit to my dermatological surgeon. the procedures were painless for the exception of the initial anethesia which is just the pain of a standard syringe prick. i'm just a baby when it comes to needles. for cicumcised individuals post operative care is very minimal. regular cleansing and loose underwear is pretty much it. for uncircumcied individuals post operative care requires more attention and care. i am not circumcised so i made myself temporarily by keeping my foreskin drawn back with loose fitting rubber bands and gauze for cushion. after both procedures i was fully healed in around 2 weeks

By:
happynow


2/4/2005


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sebaceous prominence....check it out...i was always wondering what was up with these bumps that I''ve had as long as I can remember...its a genitic defect....


7/3/2005


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If you are concerned that you may have been misdiagnosed, don''t be afraid to go to another doctore. I have bumps on my vulva which are similar to what you are describing. I too have had them previous to any sexual contact. They are small, painless, and they also look similar to pictures that I have seen of male "perly papules". I, however, was told something completely different from what you were told. My gyno said something like they're just plugged oil glands. Sebacious glands or something like that. I'm not saying that's what yours are, but definately get them checked out by another doctor! They might not be as bad as you were told. But MAKE SURE you get them checked out by another doc before you have sex with anyone!!!


11/15/2004


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i dont believe that you have genital warts. I have had these same white bumps for almost 10 years. my doctor told me that these are just bumbs created by too much sweat and heat down there. i being a guy had many on my scrotum. i had maybe 60 or so. he popped them all for me. since then i have worn boxers which allow more air flow and less sweat. i have had a few since then, maybe 10 bumps, and that was 5 years ago. i have them removed if they look bad, but my girlfriend understands. they are not contagious.

By:
jik83


4/25/2006


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well,your gyno probably doesnt know what she is talking about they mis diagnose alot of things by mistake you should go get a second opinion by some other doctor.


4/5/2006


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I would suggest a second opinion. Do not allow yourself to look at pictures and believe that the gyno was incorrect. Some of the pictures can either be a less, or a more, severe look at whatever it is you may have.


9/11/2005


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Please tell your dr. and your parents. As a parent I know your parents may have a hard time believing you, yet your health is more important. My daughter had to be hospitalized because she was very anemic. During the same she had an outbreak and they said she had HPV. I was so upset because my daughter had assured me she was still a virgin and I had trusted her. After much study, I learned that she did not have a sexually transmitted disease, but something that happens in many young ladies. Although there may be no problems now, it could create problems later down the road. I ask that you ask your parents to take you to the OB/GYN, explain you are still a virgin yet you are concerened with some changes which are occuring in your body.


8/3/2008


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hi if you are indeed a virgin I dunno how it''s possible u have genital warts! maybe you have a particularly acute case of ppp? in my experience a 5% water based gel of benzoyl peroxide made a big difference. after about 2-3 months of applying it after every shower/bath to the "area" lol it became almost unnoticeable. It won't go away, but it will go from "obvious" to barely noticeable


12/10/2007


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I feel vary sorry for you, I did not think that you could get it without having sex. My boyfriend gave it to me because he was mis informed. I have it now and I will have it for life. How is that fair ? it isnt but you will get through it go to a doctor who knows alot about it.


10/15/2006


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If you think it might be HPV ask for an HPV test next time you''re at the ob/gyn. You can get HPV and be a virgin. HPV only requires skin-to-skin contact in the genital area thus, penetration is not required for transmission.


5/21/2005


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Ummm a Gyno is for a girl a Gynocologist... maybe the sex change did it ?


2/25/2005


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yes they are something else called molluscum contagiosum. go to google and look it up you will see what iam talking about


3/31/2005


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Okay so I am definatly a virgin, I wasn''t ever sexually molested as a child. And I have the same problem. I have looked ever where for answers and the best one I could come up with is they are zits, or Skin tags what that one person posted. They definatly don't hurt or itch or anything there just there and they can go away at anytime. I do know it started when I was very young because I didn't even realize it wasn't normal until I was about 13, but I started a acne treatment called accutane for my zits wonderfull treatment and violla everything cleared up until I was done the accutane my face stayed clean but these things came back. So I assume they are just zits I have read countless articles and I am guessing at my best that is what these are. I could be wrong but from what I read here and elsewhere dont' look like they can spread there just zits though you should always get them checked out. I am to chicken and well I don't ever plan on being sexually active as a priest.


11/18/2007


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Dear Virgin

I have seen this before. It is very rarely diagnosed but it DOES happen.

Please realize that there are over 100 wart viruses and that (I believe) 6,8,16 &18 are the ones that can cause cervical cancers. But with over 100 strains of wart virus there is a good chance for us all to catch one. Yours could have been something congenital or even self inflicted if the wart virus was on your hands and you touched yourself. It can also happen that way with herpes.

Get these hpv removed. Do not leave them on your body - they only exacerbate more to appear and then you must have those treated too. Circumvention is key here! If you do not like the diagnosis from this doc - go to another one.

Pearly papules are pretty much a guy thing sweetie, I have seen many but not on women.

Keep going until you find a doc you are comfy with and who takes this as serious as you do - K?
Much good luck!
"A"


10/9/2006


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u sound really sexy gahh those warts are turning me on now small boy please tea bag me wih ur small crippled nuts
no but being complety serious I think you should never contact a woman otherwise she will run 1000000 miles and if ur a shemale god ur screwed
now please FBI will chop of ur balls peace
from budweiser the insulter *kiss my ass*


5/8/2006


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Guys dont freak out for just having pearly papules on your "PEARLS" I recommend you to find a partner who also have pearly papules on his genital. In addition, It will help you to have an extreme carnal pleasure when you do it. The warts will strike your G-SPOT causing a more pleasure in your part.. hehehe


1/18/2010


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I do not have any warts on my genitals but I do have some little on my neck. Well, for me it''''s very disgusting to have sex with a woman who has a ''pearly papules'' in her pearl, hehe.. I recommend you to find a partner who also has ''pearly papules'' in his Genital Warts so he would not mind yours. In addition, it will add you more pleasure in your intercourse with him. So go and find him, God bless and more powers.


1/18/2010


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i am a virgin also and have symtoms of HPV the only way is through your parents(child birth) thats how I got it since i was 13 iv been getting symptoms so dont be afriad to ask them. They probly think you just didnt get it from your mom.


2/16/2010


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foryced spots look them up!


3/29/2010


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I Am A 13 Year Old Virgin And I Have What Looks To Be A Pimple On The Shaft Of My Penis... And Right At The Base Of My Penis I Can Feel Something Hard (And No I Do Not Mean A Boner) And It Feels Almost Like A Pebble (It Is Not A Kidney Stone Either) Please Help.


3/3/2010


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I am now 42, had those bumps since 13. They are nothing. We just have extreme hair follicle/oil gland bumps. Everyone is different. Never affected my sex life unless I am too vigourous and then they can be rubbed a little. So what, it''''s life.


12/16/2009


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Women have to have a PAP smear every year - you may as well start now. HPV is veeeery danagerous to a female body later in life IF LEFT UNTREATED. If what you see is small and SHINEY, it may be Molluscum Contagiousum... very common, even in kids. The spots are dead to the touch, will pop up like a pimple, and will bleed heavy. Please look it up.


11/24/2010


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It may be Mulluscous.


4/9/2011


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many people mistake fordyce spots as an std, so I could be them, and if you were a virgin when you were diagnosed, you must have had some skin on skin contact in that area, other wise its very VERY unlickley you could have gotten genital herpes, search up some pictures of fordyce spots and see if this is what your look like, there very common and can be stress related,


12/20/2010


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