Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Bump on penile shaft

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Have a bump the size of a pinhead on penile shaft. Has been there for over a month has not grown/itched/burned. Was curious if you could determine if it was an STI. It is skin colored, looks to have a bluish tint to it but when I take a photo up close it looks different. I am sexually active unprotected with the same person exclusively for the past two years.

You are a huge help
Thank you,
John

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Greetings,

Your "bump" is a sebaceous gland, unruptured, commonly referred to as a Fordyce's spot. They can appear anywhere on the glans, shaft, scrotum, or even around your mouth. The blue appearance is only because it lies above your dorsal vein and its a vascular area, so it would bleed if you attempted to pop it, which would be a very bad idea. As I tell all my clients who have Fordyce's (I have them too) leave them alone! They can go away on their own, but they can also come back. It's an inherited skin affliction, but its not a disease to worry about transmitting to someone else. If you have follow-up let me know.

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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