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A 25-year-old male asked:

Got a handjob at massage parlour. 2 weeks later i have what seems like a tiny skin bump on the head of my penis about 1 mm in size. no pain/discharge. could i have caught an std like syphilis from the handjob? i didnt check her hands prior for bumps?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Consider herpes, HIV, or other viruses or some other STDs. Discuss with local STD clinic. But not likely. Ask for rubber gloves next time. You are playing, what I tell my patients, the great game of I bet my life on with this behavior. Ask but verify is a gooe motto.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Sorry to ask again. Is negative syphilis home rapid test using colloidal gold method conclusive after 6 wks.Exposure was a handjob only 6 & 1/2 weeks ago.Last week had raised pimple like bump on head of penis, seemed to pop and form flat open blister?
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Get checked again I would think and ask hand jobber to wear gloves. Or use condom
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A 23-year-old male asked:
very small white head on the bottom/base of the head of my penis by p hole. It is not able to be popped. No discharge. Only one very small bump. STD?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Doubt STD: No STD is a likely cause of this sort of thing. I would wonder about a blocked peri-urethral gland, or maybe just a pimple. Hands off for a few days. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Got a hand job only from a sex worker. was told by doctors this has no risk of std.4 weeks later the head of my penis is very dry especially on the right and peeling. Also red spots and tiny circular peeling areas. could it be syphilis? Or other std?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Your doctor is right and no STD is a likely cause of the symptoms you describe. You might have balanitis. See a doctor, ideally a urologist or dermato... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
I had a massage (no sexual activities). As I checked her hand and seemed like she had 1 mole-like thingy on her right palm. Should I be worried about any STDs(herpes, syphilis, etc)? Masseuse seemed to give handjob to some customers?
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
If her hand had no open cuts or wounds and you had none on your penis, than no transmission of diseases. A blood to blood contact is needed for transm... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Got a hand job only (no actual or oral sex) from a sex worker. I was told by doctors this act has no risk of std including syphilis.4 weeks later the head of my penis is very dry especially on the right and peeling, could it be syphilis? Or other std?
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
These are not syphilis type symptoms. Hand jobs if this is all that transpired do not transmit STDs, including syphilis.
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