Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Hpv or herpes possibly?

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Under the head
Under the head  
Hello, I have no been sexually active in about 5 months now. I went to a urologist about 2 weeks ago because I had reoccurring balantitis and phimosis. He examined my penis and said everything looked ok. While I was talking a bath and pulling the skin back I noticed 3 white bumps under the penis head opening where the forskin is attached and one bump skin colored right next to the opening. I don't know if he saw theses or was visible when he examined me but I'm a bit concerned now because I think something is going on.

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Jason,

Those are Fordyce's spots or more commonly known as pimples; aka whiteheads. Yes, its nothing more than a pimple I'm afraid! However, these are not to be popped because of the risk of damage to the surrounding tissue and risk of infection. They are not a sign of disease nor abnormality and can come back, so when these heal and they will eventually, they can occur right in the same place. If you decide that you want them removed anyway, you can consult with a dermatologist to have them removed via an in-house procedure, so make arrangements to see a qualified skin specialist.

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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