Sexually Transmitted Diseases/A pimple like growth on my penis

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Greetings sir!
Actually I had a tiny pimple before 2 months. I thought its nothing.
But now the pimple has increased in size and looks ugly.
I am worried about it. I have attached an image. Is it anything serious? What is it actually? Should I be worried about it? Is there any medicine?

Thank You.

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Greetings,

That's not a pimple, it more resembles a skin tag or a more serious condition called human papilloma virus aka genital warts. The sure fire way of testing it from home is by using common household vinegar. If you dab some on the skin tag with a QTip or cotton ball and the area turns WHITE, then its a positive sign for viral tissue or even more serious cancerous tissue, and I would recommend going to your physician to have it assessed and removed. However, if it stays that pinkish color and there is no color change at all, then you have nothing to worry about. In either case, you could still elect to have it removed, but that's up to you.

Good luck!

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

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

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*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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