Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Red spot penis

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Hi I have this spot on my foreskin that I would like to have a opinion on. It's painless, seems to be intregated with the skin. I have had it for about two weeks (that I know of). I have had problems with a itchy bum, that maybe was fungual, but it's gone now, healed by itself after using some anti fungual cream. I'm pretty sure it's not an STD since I haven't cheated on my girlfriend and i'm sure she hasn't either. She's pregnant and we haven't ha sex in about a month so probably nothing from her either. I have tried Canesten 1% since last wednesday, but seems to be the same as before, now for 2 days I have mixed with som Hydrocortisone 1%.

Does it look worrying to you? Could it be precancerous?

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Hi Fred,

For something to stay around for so long, it makes me think of herpes, but the only way to diagnose that is through a blood test. Other than that, I can think of bacterial, not fungal infection which would cause such a persistent sore. If it were cancer, it would have grown or spread to another part of your body, but has stuck to that one area of your penis, so I am not really concerned right now. However, if this is something that concerns you and doesn't go away in the next day or so, I would make a doctor's visit!

Best wishes,

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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