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What I can tell you, though, is that the "bumps" that many teenagers notice on the penis are often due to Fordyce's spots, also known as sebaceous glands. These glands are very common, not infectious, do not lead to any health problems, and appear during puberty due to hormonal changes. You should see your physician only if the bumps continue to enlarge, start draining, or cause any discomfort. Here's a website that may help: Wikipedia.org
Regarding the penis "twisting", do you mean it's curved or is it straight but at an angle when erect? It is normal for a penis to be leaning a bit to one side or another, as long as it doesn't affect urinary/sexual function. You should also know that most penises are not completely straight and can have curves commonly seen in all directions (up, down, left, right). As long as the curvature is less than 30° and that it does not affect urinary/sexual function, nothing needs to be done. However, if the curvature if greater than 45° and/or causes problems with urinary/sexual function, it should then be evaluated by a physician.
Frank Lin , M.D.