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A 26-year-old male asked:

Red spot on the head of my penis, looks like a pimple. masturbated frequently a wk ago. had a frottage w/a girl 7 mnths ago. could this be herpes?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: A sore that looks like a pimple on the head of your penis could be herpes. It is time to go in and be tested for herpes and other sexually transmitted infections.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Herpes is possibility as is HPV (wart virus). Do see doc for exam & tests for STI's
Oct 3, 2014
Last updated Mar 1, 2017

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