Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Herpes?

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I noticed a white puss filled bump on the shaft of my penis about two weeks ago. I didn't bother me but it was unattractive so I popped it and sebum oozed out along with some puss. It left a slight crater and has scabed over. I am really worried that I contracted Herpes but I have not felt any type of flu like symptoms. Before and after pictures are posted. Thanks!

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Ronnie,

Herpes doesn't cause flu-like symptoms. Nor does sebum-like material come out of a sore; a herpes sore appears craterous and pus oozes out. Plus it itches and hurts like hell;you won't be able to pop it like a pimple. Herpes sores can take up to 3 weeks to heal typically so I doubt you have anything to worry about. If you have follow up let me know.

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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