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A 30-year-old male asked:

For 3 days ive had brief internal sting at penis tip (at/near urethra) when it rubs against my pants or i rub across it myself. sexually inactive 3 yrs. no dysuria/discharge/redness. ive never shown symptoms but concerned it could be hsv?unlikely?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Almost certainly not herpes or any other STI.
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Dr. Malini Soogoor
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
No it is not herpes. Trauma to the penis is a possibility or stricture If it persists you should see a urologist
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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