Addicted: Free sebaceous glands on the penis can be a real scare. Is that dangerous? Free sebaceous glands are called Fordyce-glands in the technical language and occur not only at the penis, but also in the mucous membranes of the mouth, at the scrotum, at the lips and at the vulva.
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.
Cysts are small, capsule-shaped bumps filled with fluid. Still, you should see your doctor for diagnosis. Cyst-like bumps may be a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease STD.
It is important to note that having a risk factor does not mean that one will get the condition. A risk factor increases ones chances of getting a condition compared to an individual without the risk factors. Some risk factors are more important than others.
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.
Correspondence Address : Dr. Malignant neoplasm of the penis is a rare cancer in industrialized countries but is not uncommon in India. Malignant neoplasms of the sebaceous glands, which are mostly confined to the head and neck region, are even rarer.
Finding bumps on the head of your penis can be alarming, but most of the time bumps in this area are not serious. Tyson glands are tiny sebaceous glands that form on either side of the frenulum, which is the fold of connective tissue under the penis. They appear as small yellow or white bumps under the penis head.
Dermatology pp Cite as. The diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the preputial space presents the physician with special problems. The number of primary penile diseases is large, and secondary penile changes can result from many other diseases of the skin or the mucous membranes. Finally, the most diverse venereal and nonvenereal urethral infections may lead to penile lesions.