What is Pearly Penile Papules?

Pearly Penile Papules (Also known as PPP) are small bumps which appear on the rim and head of the penis. These bumps are typically white or skin-coloured and can appear in one or multiple rows. 

Is Pearly Penile Papules harmful?

The PPP bumps are not actually harmful and do not have any chance of developing into cancer. Furthermore, they do not carry any symptoms with them, and are not at risk of being sexually transmitted. 

PPP affects men with one statistic showing it can affect up to a third of the male population aged between 16 and 45. But how do these bumps arise? 

Cause of Pearly Penile Papules

The cause for PPP is not fully understood, however many specialists agree that there is most definitely a link between obstructed sweat glands/pores and PPP. In addition, PPP is found more commonly in uncircumcised men, than those who have been circumcised. Although it must be stressed that it still affects circumcised men, but it is rare. 

If Pearly Penile Papules left untreated…

PPP can usually be left untreated due to harmless nature. Over the years, the bumps may get smaller, but they will not disappear completely. This very fact that they may exist throughout one’s life can be a great stressor for individuals who suffer with mental conditions like low self-esteem, depression, anxiety etc. This is why many opt to have PPP treated, due to the mental aspect of it. 

If this is the case with yourself we would advise you to seek help locally via your GP. However, should your local search prove less than satisfactory then why not contact us here at Renew Skin & Health Clinic? We aim to provide you with the best possible outcome to leave you feeling very satisfied. We are located on 18 Guy Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RT. You will need to book in a consultation, which carries a fee of £100.00 and this would need to be paid prior to your arrival at the surgery. You can also contact us on call skin specialist uk 01926 422 454, our lines are open from 9AM to 9PM. 

We have clients regularly coming to us form various parts of UK such as Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Oxford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester, Nottingham, London, Northampton, Luton, Bedford and so many other places to be successfully treated for PPP. 

With Renew Skin & Health Clinic you can be rest assured that all of your PPP issues will be dealt with to your satisfaction!