Are Pearly Panile Papules Hereditary?

110Pearly penile papule, or Hirsuties Papillaris Genitalis in medical terms, is a skin condition characteristic to the male population. Men of all ages can be affected by this condition, which involves the apparition of one or more rows of dome topped papules on the upper part of the penis. It is not a painful condition. The patient experiencesonly a slight discomfort or little pain when the penis is in erection. However, because of its aspect, this condition can have serious effects at a psychological level. During the period when they have pearly penile papules, many patients lose their self-esteem and become more reticent when it comes to meeting new people and having new sexual partners. This leads to a self-isolation of the individual who has to deal with pearly penile papules.

Taking into consideration the above mentioned things it is normal that, as a parent, you may be worried about the fact that this skin condition can be genetically transmitted to your boy. Some men even refuse to have children while they have bumps on their penises, for fear of not transmitting this condition to the next generations. It is absolutely normal to avoid, by all means, that your child experiences the sensations you had to pass through. Yet, when it comes to pearly penile papules you do not have to worry, as this condition is not genetically transmitted. Thus, if your father had it, it is not necessary that you experience it too. Similarly, if you had it your child will not necessary have it. In fact, there are very few chances that two generations in a row should experience this condition. So, stop worrying about this thing, as this is not one of those diseases which all your male inheritors will have if you have.

Because pearly penile papules is a skin condition developed by the individual’s skin, even if your child develops this condition, it will have nothing to do with the fact that you suffered from it. Yet, even though it is not a condition which is genetically transmitted, you should still talk about it with your child, so that he will know exactly what it is in case he will also develop pearly penile papules. Just like all the other conditions and diseases of the genital apparatus, this condition may be hard to talk about, so your child may not have the courage to talk it over. Be you the first to start the discussion, so that he will not experience the same bad feelings you went through.