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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?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 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.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Herpes is possibility as is HPV (wart virus). Do see doc for exam & tests for STI's
Oct 3, 2014

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