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What causes a red spot on the penis head after protected sex?

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi doctor,
I had safe sex around3 weeks ago and I now have a red (spot) on the head of my penis. Should I be worried?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please follow up with further details

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern

Kindly follow up with further details so that I can give you a definite answer
- Did you notice a single red bumps or are there any other lesions?
-Any pain or itching associated?
-Any pain during urination?
-Any other concerning symptoms?

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Dr.Lekshmi


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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 8 hours later
I only have a single red bump. No pain or itching and no pain in urination.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Likely to be Fordyce spot

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Single red spot with no other associated symptoms is not indicative of an infection.
It is likely to be a Fordyce spot, which is an aberrant sebaceous gland.It can appear white to red in color. It is completely normal and nothing to be worried about. No treatment is needed.

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