Sexually Transmitted Diseases/bump on my penis

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Hello. I have this bump on the head of my penis for 3 months now, it's not itchy or hurting but i would like to know if is there any chance to be HPV or any other sexually transmitted disease, because I'm really worried.

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Alex,

It is a skin tag and could possibly be an HPV related wart as HPV is the most common STI of any and all of them. You can do your own home test to determine if it really is by dabbing some white vinegar on the affected area. If it turns WHITE, then its an indication of viral or pre-cancerous tissue, but if it remains that pinkish color or doesn't change at all then you're looking at a classic benign skin tag and in either case you can have them removed by your dermatologist. You can also get tested for HPV by your primary care provider or with your local health clinic through a blood sample if you're curious. Let me know if you have success with the vinegar test.

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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