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What Are Pearly Penile Papules and How Can They Be Treated?

What Are Pearly Penile Papules and How Can They Be Treated?

Medical science experts have yet to determine the physiological cause for hirsuties coronae glandis, otherwise known as hirsutoid papillomas or, more commonly, pearly penile papules. What is certain, however, is that they are not a form of sexually transmitted infection and are not contagious, although they may be considered aesthetically displeasing.

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How to explain pearly penile papules to your partner

How to explain pearly penile papules to your partner

Because of the usual location of pearly penile papules around the base of the upper section of the penis, it would be easily for a partner (or potential partner) to see them and assume that they are the result of some kind of sexually transmitted infection. The truth of the matter is that these pearly spots pose absolutely no health risk whatsoever, and more importantly they contain no infectious elements that could be passed to another human being. Unfortunately, in our modern society there is a great deal of anxiety about any anomalies in this area – this is in spite of the fact that pearly penile papules can be found in around 20% of all men.

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