Fordyce spots also termed Fordyce granules   are visible sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They are not associated with any disease or illness, nor are they infectious but rather they represent a natural occurrence on the body. No treatment is therefore required, unless the individual has cosmetic concerns.
Found a suspicious spot on your todger and starting to freak out? Don't stress! Just like the rest of your body, it is perfectly normal to occasionally get spots on your penis.
To get an erection, nerves signal a man's body to store blood in the vessels inside the corpora cavernosa. As blood fills the chambers, the spongy tissue expands and the penis stiffens and gets longer. During ejaculation, semen which contains sperm cells and fluids flows through the urethra and out of the body through the meatus.
Spots and marks on the skin or glans of the penis could be many different things, many of them easily treated or not especially serious. But without having them examined by a doctor, it's impossible to know what the problem is and how it should be treated. Not all spots in this part of your body are caused by sexually transmitted infections, but some can be. HIV does not cause red spots.
Back to Health A to Z. It most commonly affects men over the age of If you experience these symptoms, it's important to see your GP as soon as possible.
You might not know it but your penis can tell you a lot about your own overall health. Running to the loo in the middle of the night frequently could be a sign of prostate disease or diabetes. Struggling to maintain an erection could be linked to mental health issues as well as blood pressure problems.
During sexual arousal, the penis can take on a reddish, almost purple color because of the increased blood flow to its blood vessels and glands. But there are other potentially serious reasons why your penis might turn a different color. The causes of penile discoloration can range from a zipper-inflicted bruise to penile cancer, a rare condition that represents less than 1 percent of cancers in U.
Spots, lumps and bumps on the penis can cause embarrassment and, for a minority of men, health and sexual function issues. We ask two specialists how blemishes on the penis are treated, what is common and what is not, and why it is important to visit a GP or sexual clinic if in doubt. The news that men are extremely attached to their penises, literally and emotionally, will come as no surprise to either gender.
Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 42, No. Even after a thorough examination it can be difficult to distinguish a normal penile anatomical variant from pathology needing treatment.