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Red Spots on Penis
Red Spots on Penis  
Hi,

I'm 26 from UK and have (in the last couple of days) noticed some red spots on the head of my penis. They are small, not sore or itchy and look a little like acne. The only sexual contact I have had in the last few years is oral sex, the last time was around a month ago. Would you be able to help me identify if this could be harmful?

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Steve,

They appear to be just plain pimples, which are more than normal and expected on your glans. They're also known as Fordyce's spots and occur in most sexually developing men. Note that this isn't a disease and is actually considered to be genetic. While it may be unsightly, they do eventually heal themselves, but it does take time. Just don't try to pop them yourself because of the risk of infection and you don't need that in your nether region because of the nature of bacterial and fungal growth. If you have follow-up questions let me know, but its best just to let this sort itself out.

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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