WHite bumps under penis head

Patient

Q: Hello,

I have these 5 clear white bumps on my penis. 4 are on one side and one on other side. They are located below the head. I have been having them for a year or two. They are not itchy or they don't secrete any liquid. They have been there. Can you let me know what it is. I know I have to consult a doctor to get actual results. But i was hoping asking here anonymously can give me some prior knowledge or know what to expect when i go see my physician.

Thanks for your help

Symptoms:  White bumps on penis
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
On the first look, it looks like a viral infection called Molluscum Contagiosum.
However, since they have been for the past 1-2 years, they seem to be Fordyce spots, where the sebum producing glands are blocked and hence all the sebum accumulates inside, giving a white bumpy structure.
There is no need for any intervention as long as it is itchy or bothersome.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards.

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