Is it normal to have PPP as an adolescent?

Thanks for your question. Pearly penile papules (PPP) are small, painless, benign (non-cancerous) bumps in a single or double row on or around the head of the penis. They are not contagious. People usually first notice them as an adolescent or young adult. It is important to see your healthcare provide to make sure they agree that these are PPP and not something else.

Here’s a tip on how to bring it up to your health care provider: “I have these little bumps on my penis; what are they?”