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Red/white bumps on penis, unprotected sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have small red/white bumps on base of my penis shaft the day after having unprotected sex. They aren't painful, they don't itch.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   hey
Doctor :   please describe the 'bumps' n detail
User :   3 small bumps they look like pimples
User :   they don't hurt or itch
User :   they're kind of red with white tops, they look like pimples, same size
Doctor :   ok, are they present on glans penis or penis head also?
User :   no
User :   just at the very bottom of the shaft
Doctor :   ok. if they do not itch or burn, then you can leave them alone and se eif they subside
Doctor :   if they become more, or start with itching, burning, foul discharge from penis then you should consider getting them examined by urologist or andrologist to rule out infection
User :   how long should i wait, and how long should it take for them to go away?
Doctor :   it should go away in 2-3 days if not infectious in cause. apply Caladryl lotion on them
User :   what caused them?
Doctor :   was your partner known to have any infection?
User :   i have no idea
User :   maybe
Doctor :   ok, if the infection status is not known, then it is better to go ahead with a complete STD screening
Doctor :   to rule out infections like genital herpes, HSV, HPV,
User :   what is hsv?
User :   and its actually happened to me before
Doctor :   HSV=Herpes simplex virus infection
User :   once like 4 months ago
User :   or 5
Doctor :   ok. were they entirely similar?
User :   yea pretty much
User :   it went away in like a week or so though
Doctor :   ok, if they are similar and appeared always after intercourse, then they can suggest outbreak of any of the above said infection
User :   ok what other symptoms would i have from any of those?
Doctor :   if the intercourse was unprotected and your partners are different each time, then a SYD screening test is recommended to be done
User :   whats a syd screening?
Doctor :   sorry i meant STD screening
User :   what else could it be, anything?
Doctor :   the symptoms would include bumps, or rash, fever, itching, foul discharge, pus from rash, burning , UTI's etc

User :   i have no fever or itching or pain or anything
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since it is a repeat episode, getting a check done is recommended
User :   can it still be herpes if i dont have any of the other symptoms?
Doctor :   it can be. you might have outbreaks once in a while
Doctor :   and be asymptomatic most of teh time
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