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Hi dr. saw a bump on my shaft, yellow crust &pimple aspect, i popped it and pus and a white fluid followed by blood came. can syphilis start like that?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Not syphilis: Syphilis doesn't do this. No STD is a likely cause. Probably it's just a pimple or infected skin cyst. Herpes might be possible, but unlikely. If the problem continues or recurs, see a doctor to be safe.
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