Pearly Penile Papules

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Pearly Penile Papules san diego

Pearly penile papules (PPP) are usually seen only in uncircumcised men. They are wart like growths called papules occurring around the crown of the head of the penis (corona).

They vary in number and appearance and can be unsightly. They are not known to serve any sexual function in men. If a man is bothered by the look of his PPP, they can be treated with a minor in-office procedure. They can be carefully burnt off using local anesthesia.

They vary in number and appearance and can be unsightly. They are not known to serve any sexual function in men. If a man is bothered by the look of his PPP, they can be treated with a minor in-office procedure. They can be carefully burnt off using local anesthesia.

FAQ

Why would I need to treat Pearly Penile Papules?

You don’t need to get them removed. They are not dangerous. The only reason to have them removed is for cosmesis.

Are there any side effects to having them removed?

Theoretically there is a risk of scarring. However, I have never seen it happen. There is also a possibility of recurrence of some of them. There is always a small risk of bleeding or infection with any surgical procedure. However, it is a minimal risk.

Does it hurt to have them removed?

The procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia. Once the penis is numb, there is no pain at all during the treatment. Post-procedure the discomfort is very minor. You will always have the option of having pain medicine pills to take home after the procedure.