Papillomas on the head of the penis

The papillomas on the glans penis or around it are flat, oblong outgrowths on or without a stem, resembling cauliflower, a cock's comb and even a mushroom. They can be many, but usually they are not connected to each other. Also often in men can manifest only one papilloma, not delivering any discomfort. However, this does not mean that it should not be treated, quite the contrary. After all, few of the men know that an innocuous "sore" on the genitalia is a consequence of the progression of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the body.



  • 1Factors and ways of infection
  • 2The localization of the virus and its symptoms
  • 3Possible complications
  • 4Diagnosis and prevention

Factors and ways of infection

HPV appears only when favorable conditions are created for this. As you know, any virus gets accustomed to weakened immunity.

This is facilitated by various factors, the main ones are:

  • bad ecology;
  • overwork and persistent stress in men;
  • malnutrition;
  • intoxication of the body (as a result of drinking alcohol, drugs, smoking, and work in harmful industries);
  • weakening of immunity due to the transferred infectious diseases (sometimes in the case when the treatment was not performed, and the disease went to a neglected form);
  • presence of chronic diseases;
  • promiscuous sex life;
  • violation of personal hygiene;
  • antisocial way of life;
  • contacts with sick people;
  • presence of HIV infection;
  • genetic predisposition to HPV;
  • the presence of STIs in men (they can provoke the development of the virus).

The most common methods of infection of HPV men and skin manifestations on the genitals are:

  1. The sexual way. If the male sexual organ has dermal manifestations of HPV, then with a probability close to 95% it can be argued that the infection occurred as a result of sexual intercourse with an infected person. It should be noted that protection with a condom does not reduce the risk of contracting a human papillomavirus. Often enough only contact with the affected areas of the genitalia of a sick person and you (with weakened immunity) can become a carrier of the virus.
  2. Household way. You can also pick up HPV at various contacts with a sick person (through a handshake, a kiss, common objects). Visiting public places such as baths, saunas, swimming pools, toilets can result in infection with a virus. In no case should not you use someone else's underwear.

The localization of the virus and its symptoms

As a rule, the main places of manifestation of papillomas on the genitals of men are:

  • the glans penis;
  • the area around the head;
  • papillomas under the head (bridle, coronary furrow);
  • the sex organ itself;
  • perianal area (in neglected cases).
The cutaneous manifestations of HPV on the male genital organ often represent a single papilloma or multiple outgrowths of white or flesh colored, not connected to each other.

In most cases, HPV is asymptomatic, and skin manifestations of the virus deliver only psychological discomfort to their owner. The main symptom of the virus is the growth itself. At its or his display it is necessary to address for consultation to the urologist that that, in turn, surveyed a neoplasm and has appointed or nominated corresponding or meeting treatment.

If the papilloma grows, discomfort or discomfort develops elsewhere, immediately consult a doctor to start treatment on time and exclude a degeneration into a malignant education.

Possible complications


The asymptomatic course of HPV in men does not mean that there will be no complications in the future. Many simply do not think about possible complications. Some for a long period of time postpone treatment without contacting the doctor for fear, others - because of the feeling of restraint, some may not even see, and not suspect the presence of papillomas.

The statistics are that, in about 50% of cases, benign formations on the genital organ over time grow into a cancerous tumor.

Possible complications include:

  • reduction or termination of sexual intercourse (which adversely affects the physical and psychoemotional state);
  • violations in the work of reproductive function, leading in severe cases to infertility;
  • problems with urination;
  • suppuration;
  • degeneration of papillomas into a tumor and development of penile cancer.

In the practice of doctors, cases of development of malignant tumors are frequent because the patient ignored timely treatment.

Cancer of the penis can develop according to the following scenario:

  • In the beginning, phimosis often forms in the epithelial cells of the head. His treatment must be timely, because otherwise the disease can go into serious form;
  • The sexual organ in the area of ​​the bag of the prepuce accumulates smegma. The condition becomes complicated by the fact that at the slightest incidence of urine, inflammation may develop;
  • Inflammation is transferred to the head of the penis and the sexual organ itself;
  • there is a degeneration and the doctor often diagnoses a malignant tumor.

Diagnosis and prevention

Diagnosis of the disease and subsequent treatment should be carried out under the strict supervision of a doctor, self-medication in this case is highly undesirable. A urologist at the reception will examine the patient's genitals for the presence of tumors, send them to the appropriate tests and prescribe medication.

Papillomas on the penis in any case should be removed. How this can be done and in what ways, the doctor will also tell.

To prevent the development and aggravation of the papilloma virus in the strong half of humanity, the following rules should be adhered to:

  1. Time to treat STIs and other infectious diseases.
  2. Watch your lifestyle (stick to a healthy diet, give up bad habits, avoid stress and exercise).
  3. Have as possible one reliable sexual partner.
  4. Adhere to the rules of personal hygiene.
  5. Avoid contact with sick people.
  6. In time, consult a doctor (many men do not rush to go to him, referring to the fact that everything will pass by itself).

Get rid of papillomas on the genitals of men is not so difficult, thanks to modern medicine and the latest methods. It is much more difficult to cure HPV, which can hit any organ and stay in the body for years without showing itself. Treatment is aimed at eliminating the virus through antiviral drugs, as well as strengthening immune defenses, thanks to immunomodulatory medications.

Remember: treatment will be ineffective if your sexual partner also does not drink the course of appropriate medicines.


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