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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: Molluscum contagiosum? Pictures!
|ohman - Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:17 am||
I'm pretty positive these aren't pearly penile papules and they aren't the small white bumps all over the penis that can sometimes have pus.
This looks to me like Molluscum contagiosum but I would like a doctor to take a look. I do have herpes but I've only gotten two outbreaks ever and these are nothing like those. I put 5% acetic acid on them to determine if they are genital warts and they did not turn white (this might be a myth).
The new ones are more white, and the old ones get dark.
http://s947.photobucket.com/albums/ad31 ... c8184d.pbw
How can I get rid of them and PREVENT them??
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:33 pm||
Hello,I could not see the photos since they seem deleted from photobucket.However from your description one could be quite certain about molluscum contagiosum.They can be single or in groups,dome shaped and pearly white in color with a dimple at the center called umbilication.Cause is a virus but it can spread by nonsexual means too.In HIV they could be large giant molluscum.
Treated best by curettage or by cryo.Immune modifiers are also used as external applications.Most cases resolve spontaneously.Do confirm diagnosis with your doctor.
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