What are White Spots on the Penis Caused From?
There are several issues that could be causing white spots to appear on the penis. Some of these issues are not easily treated while the most common culprit can be readily treated. To be absolutely sure what the cause is I highly urge anyone with white spots on the penis to schedule a consult with a medical professional just to be absolutely sure of the cause.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
If you have white spots on your penis you are probably assuming you have caught an STD. This may be true but not always. Some of the common STD’s that can cause white spots to appear on the penis include genital herpes and genital warts.
Genital warts and herpes can cause white spots to form on the penis, however they are generally red in color and with herpes they can cause quite a bit of pain or discomfort. Unfortunately you can have either one of these diseases and not even know it as symptoms can lay dormant for years never showing any outward signs. That is why it is so important to get tested often and always practice safe sex.
What Else could Cause White Spots to Appear on the Penis?
The most common and likely culprit behind white spots on the penis is something called Fordyce spots. Fordyce spots are not an STD, they are not contagious, and usually don’t cause any discomfort or pain.
Fordyce spots can appear on various parts of the body but are common on male and female private areas.
Fordyce spots are generally identifiable not only by their white appearance but the texture. They feel somewhat like a small bump under the skin almost like an ingrown hair but without the discomfort.
In fact, Fordyce spots are quite similar to an ingrown hair. Every human has what’s called sebaceous glands. These glands are attached to hair follicles and are responsible for naturally moisturizing our bodies. Sometimes the sebum (the stuff secreted from the glands) builds up under the skin and does not pass through a hair follicle. This is the basics of how Fordyce spots are formed.
Another term for these spots is Fordyce granules. They are called this because if you happen to squeeze one of these spots, a thick granular substance (sebum) which can be fatty or greasy is secreted.
How do you Get Rid of these White Spots?
There are several options for getting rid of these spots. The first is of course to consult a physician. They can use a laser to burn them off or they can try using cryo surgery which freezes them off. Unfortunately this isn’t a procedure covered by insurance and it is quite expensive.
The second option is to try an all natural remedy such as Pearly Penile Papules Removal. Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) are similar to Fordyce spots and the treatment options are identical. To learn more about this all natural method that is guaranteed to work (95% success rate!) simply check out the link below.