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Itchy white bumps on the penis that form sores - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hey doctor, i am a 19 year old male and i am white bumps on my penis that itch but i use 2 XXXXXXXX off a lot but they bumps dont bust and form as sores and they dont hurt... there is no pus coming out them or nothin what do i do cuz im scared 2 go 2 a doctor can u help me plz...
User :   hey doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
User :   your a real doctor right
Doctor :  
yes, I am a I am a General Practitioner
User :   ok so did you get my question
Doctor :   i will need to ask you a few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
since when have you noticed these bumps?
Doctor :  
and where are these bumps located on the penis? is it the shaft? or the glans (head) of penis?
User :   umm when i started masterbating and noo jus on the penis
User :   and its not many of them
Doctor :  
how many bumps are they?
Doctor :  
is there any kind of discharge coming out form them?
User :   like six or seven
User :   no sir
Doctor :  
are you sexually active?
User :   yes
User :   they dont hurt or anything
Doctor :   are the bumps soft white ones? or are they firm? or hard?
User :   they are white and i think soft
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no pus comes out them, even when i squeeze them nothin comes out
Doctor :  
i would suggest a physical examination and examination of these bumps to diffrentiate between the warts and any other lesions
User :   i think its a allergic brake out for me masterbating so much
Doctor :  
do you have a single sexual partner? or multiple partners?
Doctor :   what is the frequency of masturbation? how often do you masturbate?
User :   what do it sound like to you cuz i wanna go into the military but i kno this will stop me cuz im scared 2 go in cuz of them..
Doctor :  
no, you need not be scared. go meet your physician, let him examine them, also reduce your masturbation frequency and see if that is helping
Doctor :  
but first go for the examination soon, such that treatment if needed can be initiated
User :   ok to be honest wit you i hve did it over a 100 times
Doctor :  
i am not examining you personally, so i would not be able to give u a accurate diagnosis
User :   i looked on the internet at what it would look like... well herpes and it lookes nothin like tht
User :   stuff on the internet lookes nothin like what on my penis
Doctor :   by the frequency of masturbation, i meant to ask how many times a week do you masturbate?
Doctor :  
the stuff on internet need not aply to everyone
User :   4 or maybe 5
Doctor :  
what also matters is the history and the examination findings of the lesions
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   do you have a single sexual partner? or multiple partners?

User :   cuz i dont wont them 2 say i cnt join the military
Doctor :  
do you use protection like condoms while having sexual contact?
User :   yes i do
User :   single
Doctor :  
if you do use condoms each time, then the chances of you getting herpes might be minimal
Doctor :  
so what is recommneded is a examination by your physician/PCP to tel you
Doctor :  
what these bumps actually are
Doctor :  
and start treatment for you
Doctor :  
such that they can be tried to make go away before your military exam
User :   but do u hve cases like this from what im telling you.. herpes
Doctor :   herpes is seen in people having risky sexual behaviour
Doctor :  
like having multiple partners, not using protection
User :   like what
User :   oh
Doctor :  
or if their partner has multiple partners
Doctor :  
then they can transmit infection to you
Doctor :  
if any of their partners have it
Doctor :  
since you have only a single partner and are using condoms, then the chances can be minimal
Doctor :  
however the correct diagnosis
Doctor :  
will need physical examination
Doctor :  
and if warranted, few blood tests
Doctor :  
along with it
Doctor :  
to confirm the suspicion
Doctor :  
have you folllowed what i have said?
User :   yes i hve
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   im jus scared of what they could say
Doctor :   you dont need to be scared, your worries will be put to rest once the examination is done
User :   cuz i dnt wanna live my life in fear
Doctor :  
atleast you will have a correct disnosis based on examination findings and tests
Doctor :  
and treatment can be started early if there has to be
User :   but the military wont accept me if i do have it
Doctor :  
anything to worry
Doctor :  
if the treatment is taken and the bumps turn out to be simple warts then they will not reject
Doctor :  
and moreover if everuything is found normal by your physician/doctor
Doctor :  
then you can provide them proof that its fine
Doctor :  
and they cannot reject it
User :   ok so what do warts look like on the penis and what do they do
Doctor :   warts are nothing to worry about if they are painless

User :   thats my final question for you doc..
Doctor :  
they can present in different ways in diff individuals
User :   do they itch
Doctor :  
they can present as white lesions, rough lesions, raised lesions,
Doctor :  
the presentation varies
Doctor :  
sometime they can itch, if any underlying infection is also present
User :   cuz they come from brake outs rite
Doctor :  
they are mostly viral in origin, and get transmitted with the sexual contact and habits
Doctor :  
so when immunity is low, or some underlying infection is there, they tend to brake out
User :   so warts are white bumps that form on the penis and at times they itch and they are not painful
Doctor :   they are most commonly caused by teh HPV virus
User :   what is hpv virus
User :   thats herpes rite
Doctor :  
its human papilomma virus
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   ok but warts itch rite
Doctor :  
you can go thru this link to know more about warts
User :   well thanks doc for everythin
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   umm warts itch rite and thats the last thing i wanna ask you
Doctor :  
i told you, not necessarily unless they are severe
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW User :   ok cuz tha bumps on my penis itch at times
User :   but not all tha times
Doctor :   and the symptom of itching is more commonly seen in women
User :   well i hve itching at times and idk what it is but oka doc
Doctor :  
if the itching is bothering you very much then it is better that you consider teh examination and tests
Doctor :  
if it is only once in a while then it is unlikely that the warts if they are present are severe
Doctor :  
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