Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Bumps on the penis area


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Hi Dr Behar,

Alex, 24, USA.

I'm tying to get my money from payzaa but its impossible!

I want to know what to do in order to get my money out of payzaa ASP!

My bank its Bank of America "United States" It never told me that i would need to pay 50$ just to verify my account OMG! i want to know how can i get my money out of payzaa to my bank account in the United States.

i added my US account details but then it asked me to verify my account to get my money? :S i can't do anything with the money on payzaa there is nothing i can do to buy or get my money out from here.

Please help.


Hi Dr Behar .

about 2 weeks ago i noticed a few bumps in my penis area some in the shaft but most of them in the pubic area where the hair grows. (They dont hurt at all they dont grow that much like 1 or 2mm at max)

I remember shaving the area a week before i felt some itching in the area of the pubic hair, so i shaved the area again as usual and saw this weird bumbs that i never saw before. They dont really itch that much... Some times they look like they going away but some times they just come back, I tried squeezing them and they pour some blood not that much then after 2-3 days they may actually go away leaving no apparent scars. another dermatology told me to be just irritated hair follicles, so i'm using Bacitracina 500UI/g and it been kind of working after 3 days but they are still there, i'm planning about trying Terramicina but not sure if it will work. Im pretty worried about getting Warts/HPV, I'h been with the same girlfriend for the last +6months and i didnt had sex with any other person +3 months(also an old  girlfriend) before i starting having sex with my current girlfriend she hasn't develop any of this...

As of today it doesn't itch or hurt some of them are gone after squeezing them and using Bacitracina the one on the shaft of my penis are not that big as the one on the pubic hair area they are less big and more of a white color.

thanks and i hope you can help me a bit with this.

Hello Alex,
The first part of your note about getting money seems like it was attached in error. You may wish to edit that part out, since it has no relevance to the second part of your note about the hair bumps!

First, you must stop shaving the pubic area with a straight edge traditional razor. Use one of those electric/battery operated buzz trimmers with the shortest hair guard so that it is cut like a crew cut, not directly on the skin line. The razor scratches the skin and allows skin germs into the hair follicles ("folliculitis"). It also causes the sharp and newly cut hair to poke through the skin and try to bury back into the skin, since they are all basically curved hair ("hair bumps").  That will help them not come back. For current treatment, apply moist hot compresses to the affected areas while sitting around, or sit in a warm bath. Then dry and apply the Bacitracina (bacitracin) antibiotic cream/ointment sparingly to the affected areas. I do not think that you need to try the Terramicina (oxytetracycline), a product not available in the US.

Very near the base of your penis, there appear to be different type of bump, a bit more fleshy that may be skin tags or warts, but the image doesn't clearly show them. If they persist after the others go away, rephotograph and drop me another note.

Good luck!

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Almost any question or concern about gay men's health issues, sexually transmitted infections, abnormal Pap smears, anal cytology (anal "Pap smears"), etc. There is no such thing as “d/d free” or “clean” (free of infection), so why do so many of us deceive ourselves into thinking that some people are indeed totally free from a potentially infectious disease, like HIV, herpes, hepatitis, syphilis, chlamydia, warts, gonorrhea, etc., just because they say so? Clinical laboratory tests are not perfect, and having a “negative” or “nonreactive” test does not mean that a person is free from infection. Perhaps at the moment the test was taken, the person was uninfected; or, perhaps, the test wasn’t sensitive enough to detect presence of the infection. There is really no way that anyone can determine that they are truly “disease free,” and there are over a hundred of infectious conditions that can be spread without your knowing anything. Rather than trying to “pre-screen” or “serosort” a potential sex-mate with deceptive questions that are impossible to know by today’s technologies, a wiser option may be to consider everyone infected with something, and either use appropriate protective measures (“safer sex”), or accept the responsibility and consequences of possibly “catching” something from someone who’s hotter than expected (pun intended!). There is much research that supports the contention that an HIV positive person reliably taking HIV medications, and having an undetectable viral load, presents a lower risk for transmission of HIV than people who may think or say they are HIV negative, but are not. Food for thought!


Family Practice PA since 1981; Volunteer Clinician for Brady East STD (BESTD) Clinic, Milwaukee, since 1977; answered STD questions submitted to their web site. Professionally lectured at national and regional Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner conferences, and at national gay & lesbian health conferences on topics including HIV/AIDS, herpes, hepatitis, STDs, human papilloma virus (the cause of venereal warts), abnormal Pap smears, gay and lesbian health issues, among others.

Co-Founder, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Gay Physician Assistant Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc.; American Academy of Physician Assistants; Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants; National Co-Chair (2012-16), National Association of Black and White Men Together: A Gay, Multiracial Organization for All People (NABWMT)

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAPA) Q Visions, Quarterly Newsletter of the NABWMT

Bachelor's of Arts, 1972 (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI) Graduate Credits Experimental Psychology, 1972-75 (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) Physician Assistant, Bachelor's of Science, 1981 (George Washington University, Washington, DC); Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, 2000 (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE)

Awards and Honors
Colposcopy Recognition Award (CRA), the American Association of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology; Distinguished Fellow, Clinical Preceptor, American Academy of Physician Assistants; Fellow, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants

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Brady East STD Clinic, Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (Martin Luther King Heritage Health Center), Dept. of Family Medicine and Early Intervention Program for HIV Infected Persons

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