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A 23-year-old male asked:

After masturbating i noticed a red spot on the foreskin of my penis what can it be doctor said it was herpes should i go find another doctors answer?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 31 years experience
If it is herpes: you should see little pinpoint blisters on a red base and there should be a tingling, burning, or itching. If not I would see a dermatologist for clear diagnosis
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Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Confirmation tests: Generally genital herpes can be diagnosed by visual appearance by a trained physician but if there is any debate, a herpes culture can be taken with a swab but these notoriously will say a person doesn't have herpes even if they do. There are also blood tests to check for herpes virus --one test checks for recent exposure and the other for exposure longer than 6 months ago. Tests can be costly tho
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A 20-year-old male asked:
I do have two questions I have like a red blister under my foreskin that has been there for a few weeks now. I have never had intercourse. Seccondly if I was to see a doctor about this- should I be errect or flacid when showing my penis?
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Do not worry about flaccid or erect, go see a doctor. Flaccid would be fine ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
I have one partner for a year, 5 days ago i got a small red blister on foreskin of penis, my doctor said it dosent look like a std, what could it be?
Dr. Mary David
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Many things: While herpes is always a possibility so is trauma or another type of infection. Ask your doctor what he thinks and if he doesn't know suggest testing.
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Check with urologist: Just to be certain, please check it out with a urologist
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dried red spot on the head of my penis. Saw this about 5 days ago, masturbated frequently a week ago, frottage 8 mnths ago. Could this be Herpes?
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Last updated Jul 16, 2014

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