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Treatment for lesions on the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello, i have a question relating to stds. i am in XXXXXX and have been here now for about 4 months. i have a rash on the shaft of my penis and im scared its herpes. is it possible to just now start having outbreaks without having sex for that long?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed this rash?
User :   22
User :   it just started today
Doctor :   Do you have itching/pain/lesions?
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   ive really been freaking out, i researched all the possible symptoms and i had none of them except, some bumps that appear to be lesions.
User :   never had anything like this
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   nothing at all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   The symptoms of herpes can occur at any time, depending on the general health of the person.
Doctor :   It may take a few days to few weeks.
Doctor :   Since, I cannot perform a physical examination on this chat, i am unable to pinpoint to you the probable cause for your symptoms.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to get a physical examination by a doctor to determine the cause for these lesions.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   have you ever heard of anyone breaking out that long after wards? you said up to a few weeks, i havent had sex in about 4 months
User :   in your opinion does it sound like i have herpes?
Doctor :   The first outbreaks following sexual contact are usually symptoms of simple infections such as fever, headaches, lymphnode swelling and occasionally the rashes and blisters.
Doctor :   However the second and later outbreaks can occur any time.
User :   ive never had anything like this happen though
Doctor :   Ok
User :   how bad do the lymph nodes swell? do they swell noticeably?
Doctor :   Only when there is significant lymphnode swelling, you would notice it.
Doctor :   Else they can only be noticed by a clinician on physical examination.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   when not noticeably swollen, is there pain or is it sensitive to the touch?
User :   yes i am following
Doctor :   Usually the later outbreaks cause pain , followed by blisters.
Doctor :   And yes, they would be sensitive to touch.
User :   ok, its not sensitive to the touch but when i apply pressure there is a slight pain to the upper left of the base.
Doctor :   The diagnosis can be best done by a physical examination.
Doctor :   Since, this is not possible on chat, I recommend you to consult your local doctor.
User :   i understand that. in your professional opinion based on the information i have given you, would you suggest that i did or did not have herpes?
Doctor :   Since this is the first episode of such lesions, there are remote chances that they may be herpes related lesions.
Doctor :   However, I still recommend you to get a physical examination.
User :   okay, thank you very much for your time.
User :   have a great night.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
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