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Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Sebaceous cyst: What you described is more likely to be a sebaceous cyst. Do not try to pop it. If it persists and is an issue for you, you may see a doctor to have it removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Herpes Infection: Baby powder will not help a herpes infection. You need oral prescription medication like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. I constantly have pain in my testicales. Some days worse than others. Right now it is in my right testicle ,on my right buttock?

I have genital herpes. I constantly have pain in my testicales. Some days worse than others. Right now it is in my right testicle ,on my right buttock?

Pain isn't herpes: Herpes is not a likely cause of these pains. Be careful what you read online about genital herpes. Outbreaks (with obvious, visible blisters/sores) can be preceded by pain, tingling, etc (prodrome), but usually only for 1-3 days in the same area where the outbreak will occur. Otherwise herpes is rarely associated with aches and pains of any kind. See a doctor if the pains continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is genital herpes?

How common is genital herpes?

Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more