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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Ok so here's the story. My boyfriend was a complete virgin before he got with me. (never even kissed a girl). We've been having sex for a year and a half. Before i met him i'd been w/ one other guy. But that was nearly four years ago and i got tested afterwards and everything came back neg. Well here lately (the past couple months) my boyfriend keeps getting little dry spots on his penis. Not all in the same spot and never more than one at a time. They don't hurt or anything. IT doesnt hurt when he urinates. It's just a dry spot that sometimes itches when he sweats. They usually show up after he's sweated a lot. (i/e worked outside, played basketball) . Before it completely heals it looks like a cut. He doesn't want to go to a doc bc he says its just dry skin. I'm worried about him though. Do you think it's anything to worry about? (please bear in mind that i've NEVER had a breakout of anykind down there )
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For health information I need this information--Age: Occupation: Location:
User :   his? he's 21, studen
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is that lesio increasing in size?
User :   no
User :   it stays about the same size and then goes away
Doctor :   are there aany secondary changes in that ?
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :   like any fungal growth some thing like that
User :   not that i can tell. It gets flaky (like dandruff looking)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long is this been?
User :   it comes and goes. The first time was about two months ago and it healed but he played basketball and that night he noticed it again. And then he mowed a few weeks later and it was back then. It's always after he sweats.
Doctor :   what are some characters of the lesion that you can mention
User :   it's a small area. Dry skin. The dry skin peels off usually and leaves what looks like red/pink fresh skin underneath and it heals up fairly quickly.
Doctor :   does that involve the inner side of the thigh?
User :   no its only near the head of his penis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is sit some what pearly?
User :   no
Doctor :   what would be the size of the lesion ? is there any elevation?
Doctor :   raised skin around?
User :   no elevation. it's about a cm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the color?
Doctor :   does that move easily under the skin?
User :   it's pink not much redness
User :   and it doesnt move ... it's not a lump or anything
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are there any thing similar to this in the body elsewhere?
User :   he has acne on his back. No other rashes or anything of anykind
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the temperature of the skin around warm?
User :   no its normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the history that you are presenting there are few conditions that could preserntin this way?
User :   ok..what are they?
Doctor :   like the seabacous cyst, or herpes genitalis
User :   ok but with herpes don't they blister?
Doctor :   or may be a fungal infection
User :   his never blistered
User :   and its always just one not a cluster
Doctor :   there at times that may not present the classically way
User :   hmmm ok
Doctor :   i mean this was my provisional diagnosis
User :   if its that though wouldn't i be showing symptoms as well?
Doctor :   as i have not examined ohysically
User :   oh i know
Doctor :   for better assesment he has to be examined by a doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   who can asses phsically and come to a more accurate diagnosis
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   and treated accordingly
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User :   yes
User :   i answered that feedback thing
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help with?
User :   no i'm good
User :   thank you
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