Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Pictures of Concern


Inflamed Photo after accidental scratching
Inflamed Photo after a  
Possible Herpes?
Possible Herpes?  
QUESTION: I have 3 photos the picture with white spots on the tip of my gland is from a few months ago and in that case the spots literally formed within a day or less and when I rubbed a finger across it the white spots erupted with 'pus' I later thought I had thrush and treated it with anti-yeast. Since then I haven't had any issues and at the time I had poor hygiene being that I am uncircumcised all signs pointed to thrush but I figured I should ask.

 Second Photos are more recent (Last week or so) I recently shaved and noticed these small gray bumps.

 So I will tell you I am sexually active and I have had a condom break once or twice with multiple partners but never with anyone that was of concern.

 I'm 22.

 My primary concern is Herpes/Genital Warts.

 I am scheduled to see a urologist concerning the bumps in the next week but my anxiety gets the better of me.


ANSWER: Hey Charlie,

You're long overdue my friend and I'm so glad you're going to see someone next week. Make sure you show him/her these picture because that looks like a wicked case of balanitis. I don't "think" its herpes, but I'm not a doctor, so I can only tell you I don't see open wounds or sores and therefore wouldn't associate that with herpes. As for your condom breakage; you need to buy a larger size OR you're using them wrong: number ONE cause of condom breakage. Make sure you bring up your concerns with your physician.

Stay safe,


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QUESTION: I appreciate the swift reply...  The first photo I'm not too concerned about because since I treated it with yeast infection medication it went away.   From what I read it didn't seem to indicate herpes but I won't know until it comes back.

 My major concern is the second photo they are three small discolored dots on the left side of my penis against the shaft.   I only noticed them after shaving they seem slightly raised.

Why wouldn't they be? You just SHAVED your groin! An area that shouldn't be shaved! Probably without shaving cream am I right? I wouldn't be surprised if those raised spots become pussy cavities that contain ingrown hairs........wonder how I would know that.....


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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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