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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can a red spot around the head of the penis, painless, itchless, be any std (like herpes) ? it's been there for a week

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Fungal Infection: First: herpes is very painful and is not red. Second, without itch it is difficult to say what you have. The two most common possibilities would be ringworm or a fungus...Or a staph infection. But, staph should cause some other symptoms like swelling. If it persists you should see a doctor.
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Oct 3, 2014
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