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A 23-year-old male asked:

Would internal meatus herpes be easily visible? have small red pimple inside meatus that itches all day, no pain. received unprotected oral. have uti

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
May be herpes: Herpes can initially cause itching. That's often followed by a blister that ulcerates. May cause pain, especially on urinating. The only way to tell if HSV is to do a swab of some fluid from the sore. Since you were able to see the "pimple" I'm not sure why you are asking if it easily visible. The doctor can use a magnifying glass to view it if needed. Best wishes. Always use a condom.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2018

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