Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Don't know if I have herpes

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Bump on scrotum
Bump on scrotum  

Bumps on scrotum
Bumps on scrotum  
A girl performed unprotected oral sex on me 14 days ago and vice versa. Yesterday, I noticed that I started to itch slightly on my scrotum and foreskin and my foreskin was very slightly swollen. Today, I noticed some bumps appearing on my scrotum. I also had flu yesterday. I don't know if these bumps are herpes and am very worried.

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Greetings,

Those are very consistent with pimples (which are basically whiteheads) or sebaceous cysts. I don't recommend popping them as that can lead to a route to infection and general nastiness. Herpes lesions are much worse then pimples with oozing pus, possible scarring, long healing times, pain, and a crust like appearances. Let me know if you have follow up.

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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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