Sexually Transmitted Diseases/STD ?

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Hi, thanks in advance for any information you might be able to help with and all you do.

I have had this on the ring of my penis for 10 years, it is only on the one side and underneath. I had went to the county clinic and they tested for standard std's and I came up negative. They had no advice to give other than going to a dermatologist. Am on a fixed budget and am hoping that you might help shed some light on it. It does not hurt.

Thanks again pics are attached.

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No they're not STI related. It's a skin condition like acne and yes you can get acne down there! The bumps are actually papules are quite normal, though unsightly. Clusters of those papules ( I couldn't quite tell from the picture) form what are called Fordyce's spots and if they give you problems then consider seeing a dermatologist because they can grow out of control and that's considered a malignancy. Why some of them are red and bigger, I'm not quite sure unless you pick at them and they become inflamed and some even look a little infected but this is something you've had for a long time and an sti panel is 99.9% conclusive so it's not anything health harming. Stay safe and consider that follow-up!

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.

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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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