Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Small white spots under my foreskin

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Bumps under foreskin
Bumps under foreskin  

Under foreskin
Under foreskin  
Hello doctor, just have a question on what this is. I've been sexually active, with a few females, but have been using condoms but I got world a couple of times. I look up symptoms for herpes and I haven't displayed any. But I'm beggining to get paranoid cause I don't know what this is. The bumps only show when I pull my foreskin back Can you help? Thank you

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Thomas,

Those are known as Fordyce's spots which are clusters of sebeceous cysts. Also considered a form of acne these are quite harmless and are actually genetically inherited. Please don't attempt to pop then as they can come back and popping them can create a route to infection. They will eventually heal and go away on their own, but they can also reappear as well which is why it's something that is best left ignored. I have them myself and they tend to lessen in frequency as you age; they aren't as severe in my 30's as they were in my 20's.

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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

Awards and Honors
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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