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Herpes Home (Alone) Test?
May 18, 2001

Suspicious an Ex girlfriend may have been unfaithful, I have spent the last 7 hours searching the net, because over the last 6 weeks I have begun noticing small bumps that look like acne on my pubic region-just below my waistline one may have been there as long as 10 weeks. If they are squeezed or scratched eventually they open, however, a liquid does not come out. The substance inside is like a thick ball of skin about the size of a ball in a ballpoint pen. Bleeding begins immediately not like a pimple. At first I suspected razor burn, or a rash from constricting clothes - like a diaper rash. Recently I have noticed about 12 small bumps on the penis shaft. I suspect Herpes from the info I have found online although all the pics online look more severe. The bumps are not painful, and they don't bother me until I mess with them. Is there a home test for Genital Herpes? Or is it possible that this could be Syphilis? Or just a rash as the contents are not liquidly? I take Doxycycline for acne & Metabolife orally. I also use Nizoral for irritation on my scalp. (Im a basket case) I know you cannot diagnose over the net, but do these symptoms sound consistent with any STDs? Thanks for your service!

Response from Mr. Kull

Quite frankly, your symptoms do not sound like symptoms of herpes or syphilis, but it is impossible to tell through a medium such as this. As far as I know, there are no home tests for herpes or syphilis, and your best bet for a diagnosis is a clinical exam by a medical doctor. You mention razor burn, which is quite possible if you have been shaving in that region. You would be likely to experience pain or discomfort with sores related to herpes or syphilis.

RMK



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