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Red bumps on the penis tip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   OK great. I recently went on a beach vacation for a few days....
Doctor :   ok
User :   After two days, I noticed red bumps on the tip of my penis... which seemed to be a rash
User :   from the mesh lining of my swim suit
User :   but i am worried whether it may be something else
User :   have you ever heard of this?
Doctor :   No really
Doctor :   But I want to know few things
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   41
User :   what else?
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   yes
User :   single
User :   but, always use condoms for protection
Doctor :   Did you ever had similar rash before?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you weear the same suit before and had this?
User :   i have worn the same suit before and this didn't happen... so this is why i am not sure
Doctor :   Can you describe the rash?
User :   it's not very heavy.
User :   a few small red bumps on the crown of my penis
Doctor :   Is it itchy?
User :   not itchy
Doctor :   How many are there?
User :   maybe 5 or 6
Doctor :   Are they filled with pus or blood?
User :   no...
Doctor :   How large are they?
User :   quite small...
User :   like size of a ballpoint pen tip
User :   no pain, no itch
Doctor :   Is the bump on the glans or the foreskin ( prepuce)
User :   i am circumcised... it is on the glans / tip of penis
User :   my suit has a mesh lining with little holes in it... which is why i thought maybe this caused the bumps
Doctor :   Ok
User :   any other thoughts?
Doctor :   How long this had happened?
User :   just today i noticed it
User :   i was swimming the past couple of days in the ocean.
User :   also walking a bit in the wet suit
Doctor :   The possibilities are one, because of mesh
Doctor :   The other sexual
User :   yes
Doctor :   I think you can wait for few days and see
Doctor :   how it is resulting
Doctor :   It is not worrisome though
User :   if it is herpes or something....
User :   can you tell me any ideas how i would know?
Doctor :   Herpes has lot of pain and redness
Doctor :   and you cannot tolerate theitching
User :   ok, is that always... or almost always
User :   the pain and itching?
Doctor :   Always either of them
Doctor :   and it is in groups
Doctor :   It is small pus filled
User :   i see
User :   no pus here
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I do not think of herpes
User :   anything else?
Doctor :   or just contact dermatitis
User :   i see
User :   any other more serious things i should think about?
User :   i just want to be sure...
User :   it's kinda scary to see strange red spots on one's penis!
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   But this is not serious as you described
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