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I am worried that I may have herpes about 2 months ago I was in a situation where a girl was rubbing herself and she was very wet and then touched me immediately after touching herself. I noticed some minor redness on my penis and a small bump in an area where I usually have bumps but this does not look usual. Can you help?

Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring. I think consult is best answered by a Dermatologist / STD specialist (not a Hepatologist as you have chosen). Meanwhile kindly I upload a picture of the lesion on the penis as a followup question (if it is OK with you). I shall forward the query to a STD Specialist.

Thank you

Patient replied :

Yes thank you

Please upload a picture of the concerned area. You could do that as follow-up or yo u could email the same with reference id: 79913 to [email protected]

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Patient replied :

The last 2 pictures are from this am, it is not as noticeable as it was last night and I have had bumps here before but due to my worries I messed with it a lot and am wondering if I just irritated a normal fordyce spot. Any ideas?

Edited to add, I have no fever, swollen glands, itching it irritation and the spot does not hurt at all when touched.

Edited again. Am I going to get a response?


Thanks for posting your query. I can understand your concern.

From the pictures, it doesn't seem to be herpes. In herpes, there is usually a cluster of fluid filled blisters and not just one or two solitary bumps.

These are normal fordyce's spots. Due to the irritation, they were looking more prominent. I would recommend you apply mupirocin carwash over it twice a day for a week. You will require a prescription for it.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

Were the pictures clear enough for you to feel confident that it is not herpes?


Thanks for your reply.

From the pictures, it seems to be pearly penile papules.

It doesn't seem to be herpes.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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