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what is painless open sore on the genitals

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corentine Kwende
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
Sore: A chancre sore (syphilis) is just as you described. Lymphogranuloma venereum is a small painless sore A chancroid can also start off as a bump and lat ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Possible STD: Painless sore on or near the genital region always makes us concerned for a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor immediately to have this che ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See these sites:: Since space here is limited, see the following two websites: http://www.Nytimes.Com/2004/10/19/health/19real.Html?_r=0 http://www.Sexualhealth.C ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor.: If you have not seen your doctor for this, you should. You may need treatment with an oral antibiotic.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain meds: An acute attack of herpes can be very painful, especially with an open sore. Aside from the tenderness of the sore itself, like any sore anywhere on t ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lumps: Benign fatty growths called lipomas can present like this. Since there is no discoloration or tenderness, inflammation or infection are not present. A ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
No: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in co ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Water soluble lubricant like KY jelly, lubra fak or surgilube may help.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rare: There is a brief period of time before immunity is firmly established that a person could transmit herpes type i from their oral region to their genit ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If you had transfer fast enough of infected fluid from your cold sore to your genitals, you could conceivably transfer it. Rule of thumb - don't sprea ... Read More
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