What does a red spot in the upper thigh after protected sex suggest?

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Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Concerned - protected sexual encounter 17 days ago. Red spot has appeared on upper thigh for approximately 15 hours now. Does not burn or itch, no blisters. Attached picture.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Old stretch marks; unrelated to recent sexual contact

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query and i have also reviewed the image.

These are stretch marks &they seem quite old. They are white and atrophic.
I dont think they are in anyway related to your recent sexual encounter.
They must have been there before & probably you never noticed them before.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 14 minutes later
Thank you, I have had stretch marks in my thighs for many many years. My concern is the darker prominent red mark (in stretch mark), I attached another picture. Thanks for your help!
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I have reviewed the Image.

This is nothing to be concerned about. Probably a folliculitis i.e inflammation of hair follicle. Nothing else.
You may use an OTC topical antibacterial e.g 2% mupirocin ointment twice daily.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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