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Query about pimples on the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i think i may have sebaceous prominence. can you help me find out?
User :   aka "the penis pimples"
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   where are you writing from today?
User :   Hello
Doctor :   India
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   May i know their location ?
User :   i am in spain
User :   oh im sorry
User :   you were referring to the pimples
Doctor :   ok, may i know the exact location of the lesions on the penis ?
User :   they are near the genital hairs on the penis
User :   i think i may also have the sebaceous prominence on my balls
Doctor :   Its ok, good to knw you from Spain
Doctor :   Ok, How many do you have there ?
User :   Probably 10-15
User :   its hard to say
User :   the lesions are towards the base of the penis
Doctor :   ok, Are they pain ful ?
User :   A little bit...but id describe the most prominent sympton as itchier balls, the penis doesnt itch though
User :   i am going to see my doctor here on monday
Doctor :   Yes, they could be due to folliculitis
Doctor :   you may have to visit a dermatologist for the same
User :   for your information I have had two sexual partners in my lifetime. one of them i penetrated without a condom (this was about 2 months ago). the other i had protected sex with last week
Doctor :   ok,
User :   i read alot of information online doctor and my mind starts to wander that i could have any type of STD. the internet is good and bad for that. id like to get some type of STD test to make sure i am clean...any one you could recommend?
User :   I will try to get in touch with a dermatologist on Monday
Doctor :   Yes, you may have to be ruled out for herpes
Doctor :   some times the lesions do resemble
User :   would you recommend a herpes test then
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   is there any type of general STD test i can get?
Doctor :   most of times herpes ,is diagnoses by appearence itself
User :   to test for the most common STDs
Doctor :   and they are ususally pain ful
User :   okay that is interesting to know
User :   do you think that based on my description i gave you that i should worry about HIV or one of the more serious diseases?
User :   as we speak i just felt a quick semi sharp pain in my balls but then it went away.....
Doctor :   not at al
User :   and my balls do itch
Doctor :   HIV is no where in my thoughts
User :   not terribly itchy...but to some extent
Doctor :   though its an STD , it do not present with the folliculitis
User :   so you are fairly sure I have an STD/
User :   ?
Doctor :   No, I am in favour of folliculitis
Doctor :   which is due to either contact infection with bacteria
User :   i am going to the doctor regardless. as i know this is the best way to find out
Doctor :   or lack of hygiene
User :   ok
User :   i shower every 1-2 days
User :   what would a sympton of hiv be?
Doctor :   yes, examination would be one tool , where it helps to rule out STD onfidently
User :   as you can see i have a very worrysome mind
Doctor :   Do not worry
User :   ok ill try not to
Doctor :   if i have to doubt i only consider the herpes being the possibility
User :   ok
User :   i feel somewhat warm in my head right now and i know that hiv can have a fever...but i shouldnt jump to conclusions now should i?
Doctor :   HiV will have fever only when it develops antibodies, that is during Seroconversion period and is not more than a week
User :   what is the seroconversion period
User :   i dont understand what that is
Doctor :   its a time when the body starts producing antibodies to the hiv virus
User :   ahh ok
User :   another question- should i abstain from sex tonight?
User :   given that i am uncertain and somewhat worried about my privates
Doctor :   i do not see a reason to abstain

Doctor :   you can have a condom , for the safer side
User :   right. always a good idea
Doctor :   yes,
User :   but if my balls are itchy and i have follicultis can i pass it to my partner?
User :   my main concern is my partner
User :   and my health too of course
Doctor :   if its a fungal infection , then yes you can spread it to her
User :   i see
User :   well i think ill abstain then
Doctor :   just wash your parts well before the act , it will prevent if any
User :   i see
User :   i have another question im trying to remember what it is
Doctor :   also most of the fungal infections affecting the males do not affect females
User :   interesting to know
User :   thanks for the info
User :   ah yes
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes, please
User :   the tip of my penis has been somewhat discolored with a purplish end for quite some time, but at other times i think that it is normal looking
User :   does this ring any bells to you?
User :   well i just inspected it again and it is really not THAT purple
User :   i could be imagining things
Doctor :   it could be a contusion
User :   what is a contusion
Doctor :   since its a soft mucous part it is well more prone for it
User :   can this come from rough sex?
User :   or masturbating?
User :   contusions that is...
Doctor :   yes, a very accepted cause
User :   ahh ok
User :   so not too worrisome then?
Doctor :   yes, ofcourse
User :   yes as in not worrisome?
User :   or yes as in worrisome?
Doctor :   be not worrisome
User :   another question--sometimes during sex i feel like it is hard for me to release my liquid
User :   my semen that is
Doctor :   does it pain ?
User :   ones in a while but usually not
Doctor :   What exactly do you feel ?
User :   sometimes i get an erection and am ready to have the sex then i lose my erection quickly when it is time to penetrate
User :   is this a mental probkem of mine or physical?
User :   (i am fairly new to having sex...have had it 5-6 times)
Doctor :   i think psychological
Doctor :   if failure all the times then i would consider some physical problem
User :   ok
User :   thanks for the information
Doctor :   occasional is always due to lack of confidence or due to fear
User :   i see our time is nearly up
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye fornow
Doctor :   Take care
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