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Are irritation and red bumps around penis urethra due to genital herpes or urinary tract infection?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2021
Question: have irritation; red bumps around penis uretha
just appoeared today 3 days after intercourse
is it genital herpes or just a urinary tract infection?
please hel
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably just irritation

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

This does not seem like herpes as herpes is fluid filled bigger sores and occur with fever.

This is most probably either mild irritation or mild infection of urethra after sexual intercourse.
But to be more sure, please get a complete urine examination including culture and sensitivity. You can also get a blood STD test prescribed by your doctor to rule out herpes, HPV, syphilis, etc.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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Are irritation and red bumps around penis urethra due to genital herpes or urinary tract infection?

Brief Answer: Most probably just irritation Detailed Answer: Hi, This does not seem like herpes as herpes is fluid filled bigger sores and occur with fever. This is most probably either mild irritation or mild infection of urethra after sexual intercourse. But to be more sure, please get a complete urine examination including culture and sensitivity. You can also get a blood STD test prescribed by your doctor to rule out herpes, HPV, syphilis, etc. Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee