|Dr. Wohl could you please read this and help?
Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Wohl, Please give me your professional opinion. I'm a male and I have been dating this woman for about 3 years now and we have had unprotected sex the whole time. I feel very confident that she has been faithful to me but just about a month ago I had a hard bump on the head of my penis about the size of a small pea. It went away after about 2 weeks and it never really bothered me at all unless it rubbed a little on my boxers here and there. I noticed it late at night and so I went online and emailed one of the urologist doctors on the website "Just Answer" and I sent a pic to him and he said it was primary Herpes. I went online to the "std alert" website and ordered a 10 panel test that I had to take at Lab Corp. I was checked for HIV 1 and 2, Hepatitis A,B, and C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HSV 1 and 2 IgG type spec. All my results came back negative except HSV 1. Should I do anymore testing? Should I be concerned about any of the disease's that I tested negative for? And if it is herpes whats my outlook on another recurrence? It would be greatly appreciated if you could please answer my question Dr. Wohl!! Thank you
| Response from Dr. Wohl
It is really hard to make a diagnosis by photo so I'd be cautious about the labeling of this as herpes.
Almost all of us carry HSV-1 and it can cause cold sores and even genital ulcers. A hard pea-like knot would not be typical for HSV.
If it happens again, go to a doctor.
The other testing is conclusive.
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