White bumps on penis

Patient

Q: Hello, I am a 21 year old male. I have recently noticed small white "zit" like bumps on the shaft of my penis and around the base. Now I have been dating the same girl for over a year. In my profession i sweat alot and have to wear very heavy pants all day in the sun. I have Noticed that after the very hot summer we have had this year this bumps seem to have increased. I have always had fordyce spots since ive been a teen, but recently they seem to have increased in number. My girlfriend(soon to be fiance) has no signs or sympoms of any kind of STD, and neither do I. I have told her about this and she is a Registered Nurse in Canada and believes I may be getting to scared over nothing. The spot that seems to worry me the most is at the base of my penis were there is a small grouping of them 4-5. I have researched some and believe that they might be pearly papuales are are supposed to be common and normal, but I was not sure if they could be seen over and shaft and base of the penis. I thought they would only be on the crown of the head of the penis. I have never had never or noticed these bumps before. Should I be worried or am I getting to overwelmed. Again these spots dont itch, hurt, and do nothing. Thanks

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