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A 29-year-old male asked:

I found red spots on the head of my penis but no burning, itch or pain urinating. is it herpes? how bad is the tingling/burning/itch if herpes?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Could be herpes: symptoms vary more in men than women. Your best off getting seen very soon, so medication can be started if it appears to be herpes.
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Last updated Sep 5, 2015

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