Hi, I had unprotected sex once, about a year later I found what appeared to be a boil on the base of my penis where some pubic hair grows. Usally about once a year I get another one, always near the base of my penis. It fits the discription of a boil perfectly, but I'm not sure what herpes looks like. Is it normal to get boils on only the base of my penis? Is this something I should be concerned about?
Sounds like boils to me. Herpes looks like blisters. Boils in the groin area are common--thighs, etc. They are of no significance and rarely need any treatment at all.
I guess I'd have to hedge and say that unless somebody looks at it (or a good-quality photo at least), they couldn't give you a definitive diagnosis, but if it "fits the discription of a boil perfectly," it probably is just a boil.
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