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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: scab/bump on Penis
|matatan256 - Mon May 07, 2007 2:27 am|
I had unprotected sex multiple times (stupid I know)
I had gonnoreah (at least that is what doctors here thought it was.) Burning when urinating Gave me anibiotics and it went away. However since then I have a bump on my penis. It started when I got Gonnoreah. Three months now. It flares up on and is open like scrap then scabs up. Normally it is a bump under the skin. When flared up under water it turns white. It is just one bump on the side of shaft of the penis but touching the head. I live in Indonesia and STD testing is a problem. Would herpes cause just one bump? It is never more than the same one. Help please
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon May 07, 2007 3:30 pm|
Herpes is possible but your description really isn't great for herpes. Another possibility is molluscum contagiosum.
If you continue to have symptoms I would recommend you see your doctor while you have the bump. Usually a diagnosis from visual inspection is possible.
|matatan256 - Mon May 07, 2007 9:38 pm|
Thank you so much. Last question I promise.
I just saw a doctor and he tested for HIV. Result was negative. Doctor said that he thinks I have claymidia that has carried on from a result of the gonnoreah. But that was 3 months ago.. Dr said the bump is a result from that infection and it keeps getting infected. He is an Indonesia doctor and I do not have much faith in them. He said positively not herpies.
He wants to put me on antibiotics for claymedia however in 3'd world countries they use antibiotics for everything. Should I take it. I'm concerned this might be the other thing you suggested or genital warts.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Tue May 08, 2007 1:33 pm|
While overuse of antibiotics is a very real concern, I do not see how you can lose by taking these for this condition. If it is viral the antibiotics won't work, but they won't hurt either. Be sure to take the full prescription, don't stop because you don't think it's working or because you think it is cured - this is where the antibiotic-resistent bacteria comes from. Good luck.
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