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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   hi i am 25 i masterbate and have sex with my gf alot i noticed a hard bump on my penis could u help me is it a callus or a std
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   i need your help
Doctor :   I have seen your query
Doctor :   May I know since when you have this callus ?
Doctor :   or growth or bump ?
User :   5 or 6 months
User :   i dont know if it is a callus
Doctor :   Ok, Have you taken any treatment till now ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no
Doctor :   Have you notice any reddish discharge or whitish discharge or any opening ?
User :   no
User :   its just hard and doesnt pop
User :   its white and hard
Doctor :   Is it continuous or comes and goes ?
User :   no
User :   continuous
Doctor :   Do you have had any fever in last 6 months ?
Doctor :   Any swelling in the groin ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you had any tests done in the last 6 months of this bump ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Can you give the size of the bump , color ?
User :   white
Doctor :   1cm by 1cm or etc ?
User :   and little bit bigger that that
Doctor :   Do you have single or multiple partners ?
User :   i did
Doctor :   Single or multiple ?
User :   multiple
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   There can be numerous reasons for which I shall give you a diffferential diagnosis : User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Genital Warts caused by HPV
Doctor :   2. hsv - Herpes Simple
Doctor :   3. Syphillis
Doctor :   4. Molluscum contagiosum
User :   can i get a prescriptrion to heal this
Doctor :   These could be the most possible STD'S along with any range of systemic infection in syphillis
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I shall give you a list of tests to be done first to rule out any major problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   At the end I shall take your no.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. VDRL Test for Syphillis
Doctor :   2. HIV - ELISA TEST
Doctor :   3. Hep.B Test
Doctor :   4.Swab culture senstivity test
Doctor :   These are the basic tests to be done to rule out anything major
Doctor :   Hope yo have followed, Syphhillis is a bactrial infection.
Doctor :   Causes not only sexual but also systemic problems like heart, valvular, chest or brain symptoms.
Doctor :   take care , bye for now
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me
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