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Brown spots: Age spots, moles, warts?
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Brown spots: Age spots, moles, warts?

I have become very stressed over what looks like a few freckles on the shaft of my penis and testicles.  I have two on my testicles, and I'm pretty sure they have always been there, but I have been going nuts over the possibility of them being genital warts.  The reason I have been stressed is because I had unprotected oral sex performed on me a month ago.  They don't itch at all, but I have become so freaked out that I think my mind is telling me that they have just appeared.  To be honest, I never really looked down there until I got worried.  Now, it seems that I'm popping off to the bathroom every few hours to see if they have grown or spread (which they haven't).  None of the genital warts pictures I have seen even come close to resembling what I have.  They are brown to dark brown, and look just like the age spots/cafe-au-lait spots that I have intermitently all over my body.  A few on my face, a few on my arms, legs, shoulders, etc.  (I am 26.)  They do not appear to raise of of my skin.  In fact, they stretch out a little when I stretch the skin around it.  There is one dark brown one on the shaft of my penis, which I am positive has been there since high school (when I wasn't even sexually active).  Aside from that I had been in a monogamous relationship for two years until two month agos.  My ex, did not have anything as far as I know, and gave birth to our son without complications.  I think I might be going nuts over nothing, but will likely go to the doctor soon.  I'm just tired of being so stressed over the whole thing.
    Secondly, ever since I switched to boxers, I noticed that the skin on my testicles gets very red during the course of the day and they occasionally itch.  I thought it was jock itch, and used the creams infrequently, which didn't seem to work.  I AM VERY SWEATY DOWN THERE.  After showers, they don't itch at all.  In fact, I was thinking that they itch only because of the sweat and the fact that every time I sit down, my boxers ride into my crotch.  Sorry for the detail, but any thoughts would be appreciated.  (This isn't much of a concern at all, just curious.)
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I feel for you, and for the many others who have posted questions like yours.  The sense of guilt and fear that an episode of unprotected sex triggers can be terribly debilitating.

The spots you describe do not sound like herpes, warts, or any other STD.  I advise that as soon as you can, you consult a doctor you trust to look at these spots and tell you what you need to know to stop obsessing about them (and other normal phenomena, like redness and sweating.)

My next suggestion is that you consider counseling.  Your divorce (and separation) have, understandably enough, raised all sorts of concerns about intimacy and sex.  You need to work these through so you can get on with things.

Please look into this right away, for your own good and peace of mind.  And avoid unprotected sex.

Good luck.

Dr. Rockoff
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I have about 5 "mole-like" spots on the head of my penis. I spend tons of time being scared to death. I e-mailed my doctor about them. There not raised,no real itching,but i have "the fear" that it could possibly be from unprotected oral sex. Recently i have been avoiding all sex. Maybe it is an std,maybe an area of moles. I have no idea. I did go to the doctor about 3 weeks ago while the "moles" were present but he didn't say anything when he was checking me over.
What i'm wondering my friend ; did he notice them and brush them off because they are normal? Or did he not notice them at all.
I am scared,so scared. I'm only 20. I wanna finish film school. I am shooting an indie-film in about a month,i can't die before it wins anything at the film festivals.
Pictures on the internet confuse me. Pictures of the different skin conditions of aids. None of them fit my description but alot of the sites don't provide enough pictures.
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hey guys, i feel you. i had a small pinpoint size brown or purple non raised mark on the tip of my penis. it didnt bother me at first, then just the other day i got oral sex. i didnt ejaculate then, but when i got home, i masturbated. the next day there were like 4 of them. it freaked me out real bad. it doesnt look like an std like i see all over the internet. it doesnt hurt, but im always going into the bathroom to see if it gets bigger or something. its starting to fade away slowly. but iknow how you feel. to scared to go to the doctor. they say its just a popped blood vessel. "blue balls"
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