Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Spots on my penis

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About a week ago I noticed these pink bumps on the top of my penis and I'm worried about a std. The little pink bumps do not hurt. Also in the cold they seem to dissapear but when in above room temperature rooms they show up.

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Hi Michael,

Since you're circumcised (like myself) our glans responds to temperature variations and other changes so much more often than guys who have their foreskins. Guys who have no foreskin tend to lose moisture more often in the skin of their glans leading to microscopic changes in their tissue leading to a condition known as keratinization, which is a hardening of the tissue. Basically, its acne in the tissue for lack of a better word. You'll get them for seemingly no reason whatsoever, then they go away on their own. They can come again 10 days later and go away again. This will happen for the rest of your life and increase as you age. If I could create a bumper sticker for men it would read "bumps happen." It's not an STI, nor will it harm you. If you require further guidance 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.

Experience

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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