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Hi,i have had some white non painful
painful bumps under the skin on my penis for as long as I could remember, I have always thought they are Sebaceous glands but it's possible that it's something else so I just want your opinion about what out might be.thank you.

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Hi Mike,

They are sebaceous glands, and specifically cysts known as Fordyce's spots. They can last a long, long, long, long time! I've had them "forever" and I'm 32, but the good news is typically you get less of them as you age. What you should know is that its an inherited skin condition and its not a disease or anything "bad." You can even get them on your mouth, but please never try to remove or pop them because they can and will come back and you can permanently scar yourself and that wont ever heal. There is actually a treatment option to remove them, but it involves paying an arm and a leg to a dermatologist and as I said they can come back, so it wasn't worth it in my opinion. I've lived with mine and continue to do so. If you need follow up let me know.

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

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3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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