Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011 03:19 AM
I'm not asking for saving me a trip to the doctor, but I want to be informed if anyone knows anything about this.
Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011 03:49 AM
Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011 07:10 AM
Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011 09:39 AM
So many, and it's impossible for any of us to tell you what it is. However, I can tell you that there are many, many possibilities that it could be that aren't herpes or genital warts.
In the reproductive unit in med school, we covered pages and pages of skin conditions that can occur on vaginal and penile tissue, and only a few of them were sexually transmitted.
I'm not saying it's not an STI, I'm just saying that you really can't jump to conclusions until a doctor takes a look at it.
For the record,
-herpes results in cold sores on your penis: open wounds that do not scab over, they stay open and hurt A LOT. If you've ever had a cold sore on your lip, and know how it constantly stings, well that's exactly what a herpes lesion is like.
-genital warts are a lesion that looks very similar to cauliflower, it's lumpy and raised, and looks very distinctive
granted, either herpes or genital warts could manifest as small bumps in the early stages, so don't take my descriptions as diagnostic, but I just wanted to give you a heads up what to keep an eye out for in terms of your specific concerns
Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011 04:45 PM
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:18 PM
Still go see a doctor please.
Not fitting the general description is no guarantee. Also, new inexplicable bumps should always be checked out.
Lastly, make sure to get regular STI tests anyway, most sexually transmitted infections have no symptoms.
Posted Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:36 AM