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A 18-year-old female asked about a 25-year-old male:

Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.had contact with hpv with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Evaluation: Hi, there is no to tell what the lesion is without evaluating it. please see a provider for proper diagnosis.
Dr. James Lin
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Agreed; excellent complementary note to expand 400-letter space so to reinforce the importance of detailed Hx + physical exam + possible tests as the general consensus of medical care for such matters. Best wishes..
Nov 20, 2014
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Provided original answer
:)
Nov 20, 2014
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited.
Dr. James Lin
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Agreed; excellent complementary note to expand 400-letter space.
Nov 20, 2014
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
Provided original answer
Want to add just saw photos of psoriatic-appearing disc-like lesions as syphyllis presentation in NEJM. Another reason to go to doc and get an RPR and biopsy.
Nov 21, 2014
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Possible: Psoriasis can appear on the genitals and the penis in particularly. Usually penile psoriasis is a red scaly rash while HPV causes warty growths.

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