Pearly penile papules women:
Is it possible for a female to get Pearly Penile Papules?
(23-year-old female USA New Jersey)
My boyfriend has PPP, can I get it from him ?
(25-year-old-female London UK)
We have good news for you this time:
Pearly penile papules (Hirsuties Papillaris Genitalis) is not a skin disease or STD. So far, there have been no cases of women reporting PPP.
However, there might be similar skin conditions in women. There is a female form of PPP named vestibular papillae. This vaginal skin condition is rare among women. This condition of the vulva occurs in females, and it is a normal variation of human anatomy.
Unfortunately, little is known about vestibular papillae.
However you can try to do some research on the web for these expressions and synonyms:
- Pruritic vulvar squamous papillomatosis
- Pseudo Condylomata of the vulva
- Hirsuties papillaris vulvae or
- Hirsutoid papillomas of the vulva
It is uncertain whether they are related to HPV - human papilloma virus, the virus that causes vaginal warts. You can check the following link about vulva vestibular papillae.