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Noticed discolored circles around genital area. Could it be STD, HPV or herpes?

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Hi there, i notice something around my genital, like discolored circles. they are not painful or anything but are there...

here is a picture:
it is stain lookingg spot/discoloration.... does it look like STD? HPV? Herpes? or is it something else??? What is your stance on this ? thank you
Posted Fri, 22 Feb 2013 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Answered by Dr. Rajiv goel 8 hours later
Dear Sir,

It is just discoloration of the skin. It is because of deposition of excess melanin. No treatment is needed for this.

It is not herpes or any other STD.

Stay reassured.


Rajiv Goel
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Follow-up: Noticed discolored circles around genital area. Could it be STD, HPV or herpes? 20 hours later
Thank you for your reply.....

but i noticed a few red spots pop up this morning (i shaved yesterday 24 hours ago).... and this morning i notice these red dots pop up... what could that be...

do you see the red dots around the discoloration?

here is a photo:
please let me know your honest thoughts

Answered by Dr. Rajiv goel 17 hours later
Dear Sir,

Those reddish spots are abrasions and the associated inflammation secondary to shaving of hair. You just need to wait for 2-3 days and these red spots shall disappear.

Take care.

All the best.


Rajiv Goel
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