Sexually Transmitted Diseases/What is this?


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I have this small raised bump on the skin of my penis. It started small and seems to be getting bigger.  Can you please help me figure out what this is and how can get rid of it?

Hi Jose,

It looks almost like a sebaceous cyst. Those are very common, I have them, but they have a tendency to grow just about anywhere and I hate to tell you this, but there's not really a way to get rid of them. Your body will get rid of it in due time, but something they go away and then come back. The fact that the skin is milky white indicates the fact that melanin (or the chemical that gives your skin its color) is absent in that area, which could be another indicator of a skin deformity. I cant give you any advice regarding treatment, because you don't really treat it! If you have questions, however, please consult your primary care provider or local clinic for more information. Best wishes.


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John Brice


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.


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

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

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

*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)

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*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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