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Penis Bumps Basics: Recognizing Fordyce Spots

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, August 3, 2018, In : Men's Health 

People like to look their best, which is why they may spend time at the gym, focus attention on their eating habits or pay particular attention to what clothing is the most flattering to them. For the same reason, men (hopefully) pay close attention to their penis health, examining their member for any changes that could signal a possible issue. When penis bumps appear, these can often cause a man to have concerns: Why are they here? What (if anything) do they mean? What do I do about them? ...


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Penis Bumps from Fordyce Spots: Are DIY Remedies Good?

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, August 19, 2017, In : Men's Health 

When a man discovers penis bumps on his equipment, he often worries about what this might mean in terms of his penis health, and with good reason. Sometimes bumps can indeed mean a condition exists which needs attending to. But in the case of Fordyce spots, the bumps are benign and don’t really require attention medically.

Nonetheless, some men (and some partners) don’t like the look of Fordyce spots on and around the penis and may want to do something about them. There are many DIY re...


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Benign Penis Bumps: Recognizing Fordyce Spots

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, January 20, 2017, In : Men's Health 

When doing a careful inspection of the manhood (which should be a part of every man’s regular penis care routine), many a guy notices his penis and/or scrotum are pocked with tiny penis bumps. Panic may be his first reaction, and with good reason: sometimes penis bumps can be a sign of a serious issue. But often penis bumps are quite benign, and that is especially the case when those bumps are Fordyce spots.

A common occurrence

Fordyce spots are quite common, with some estimates that ...


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Penis Cancer – Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment

Posted by John Dugan on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, In : Men's Health 

Penis cancer is thankfully a rare occurrence in industrialized countries. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1,640 new cases are predicted to appear in the U.S. in 2014. However, while this represents only a minute portion of the population, the men who are affected - as well as their families - can be devastated by this potentially deadly disease. Therefore, all men should understand the risk factors, along with being on the lookout for the symptoms, as a proactive way of takin...


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How to Identify Causes of Penis Spots, Lumps and Rashes

Posted by John Dugan on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, In : Men's Health 

Men tend to react with horror to any sign of abnormality of the penile skin - a natural response, given that penis spots and lesions can sometimes indicate serious issues. Fortunately, many of the problems that affect the male equipment are fairly routine and can be easily handled with medications, while others require no treatment at all. The following list of common penile issues can help men to better understand the care that is needed to manage their penis health.

- Groups of bumps or ...


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Spots on the Penis – Possible Causes and How They Are Treated

Posted by John Dugan on Sunday, August 24, 2014, In : Men's Health 

Spots on the penis are not always a sign of a serious condition, but they can be. Understanding what causes them and how they are treated can help men make informed decisions about their penis health. The conditions listed below are just some of the common causes. Men who develop penile rash, ulcers, or spots should see their doctor for evaluation and treatment.

1) Pimples. Acne spots can occur anywhere on the body, and unfortunately, not even the penis is immune. Pimples appear as raised ...


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Penis Spots and Papules – Could it Be MC?

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Men's Health 

Penis spots on man's favorite tool: not something a guy ever wants to see. Real men who make proper penis care a regular part of their routine know that there are any number of things those spots can be, one of which is molluscum contagiosum. Fret not: it may sound like a deadly disease of some sort, but in fact, it's a common problem that is in no way fatal.

What is molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum (much more commonly called MC, because molluscum contagiosum is just pain to ...


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Guide to Penis Bumps - What to Do When Fordyce Spots Appear

Posted by John Dugan on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, In : Men's Health 

The few inches of skin that wrap around the penis are probably the most inspected bits of tissue located on a man's body. It's easy to imagine how surprised, scared and even panicked a guy might feel when his tool turns up covered with bumps, even if those spots and speckles aren't associated with pain or itching. The very sight of bumps, spots, and other blemishes are often viewed as signs of a partner-transmitted infection or some other serious problem, and men might be desperate to find a...


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Identifying Penis Bumps: Fordyce’s Spots or Health Hazard?

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : Men's Health 

Most men do not spend a lot of time primping themselves in the mirror - though there are certainly men who are exceptions to that rule. Generally, a quick comb of the hair, a shave and a brushing of the teeth are all the time a man spends admiring his mug before jetting out the door to work. Given how little time a man spends checking out his face in the mirror, it’s a safe bet that he gives the rest of his body even less of an inspection. However, any man who has taken a mirror down there...


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Penis Spots, Dots and Bumps – What’s Normal and What Isn’t

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : Men's Health 

At the first sight of penis spots, dots or bumps, most men are naturally alarmed - easy to understand, since most have been educated enough in penis health matters to know that serious problems like STDs and cancer may be characterized by these symptoms.

On the other hand, most penis bumps have nothing to do with either of these, and in some cases, they are nothing more than natural variations in skin texture. Being aware of the possible causes and understanding the best approach to penis ...


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Penis Discoloration –Normal Variations versus Potential Problems

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, March 23, 2013, In : Men's Health 

As most men are intimately aware of their penis and alert to any changes, variations in its appearance such as penis discoloration can be a cause for intense worry. Thankfully, in most cases, minor alterations in penis color are considered totally benign. In fact, trying to amend penis color changes like this could do a lot more harm than good. But there are a few situations in which changing color could indicate a more serious condition that merits further attention to penis health, includi...


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Men’s Health Issues - Red Spots On Penis And Penis Rash Symptoms

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Men’s Issues 
A recent posting to a men’s health forum described a young man with a common problem:

Hi, I am 18 years old, and I just had sex for the first time. We didn’t use protection, but she said she was clean, and I know I don’t have anything. After we were done, I noticed four or five red dots on my penis. The next time I masturbated, they came back, and the whole area around my head turned red. I went to the doctor for testing, but I am still waiting for the results. Should I be worried about...

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