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Skin irritation on penis

I have been in a monogamous relationship for the past three years now.  About 9 months ago we were having intercourse in the shower which lasted an extended period of time, about an hour.  When we were finished I had a real bad friction burn on the left side of my penis, mainly due to the water washing away any natural lubrication.  The next morning the blister had 3-4 tiny blisters the size of a pin head that were filled with clear fluid.  Minus the friction burn, the tiny blisters were gone within 2-4 days and the burn a few days after that.  A few months later after another episode of some rigorous intercourse, this time in bed, I develop a small patch, about 1/4 the size of a dime, of irritated skin and the next morning 2-4 tiny water-blisters, size of pin heads filled with clear fluids formed on this irritated area.  The irritated area was the exact same spot as the last time.  The skin looked dry and flaky with the blisters a little shiny.  This time I went my doctor, explained the events, and he said it is not what I think it is, a STD such as Herpes and send me on my way.  Now again 3 months later I was masturbating using soap, which got a little dry and the next morning, the same area of skin, where I was circumcised, was red an irritated with 3-4 time water blisters.  Same as before, As long as I leave them alone and don't mess with them they are resolved with in 2-4 days.  No bleeding or scabbing, they just go down, if I don't bust them, and go away.  I have not had any other symptoms relating to any STDs, fever, gland issues, discharge, painful urination, aches pains, etc.  The blisters occur the next morning and the red inflamed skin as early as that very evening.  Prior this relationship I was in a 16 year relationship and my current partner was also in a 9 year prior relationship.  We have both only had one other partner before each other and before we became intimate we were both checked out for diseases.  I don't suspect a STD but could it be?  Does it sound like one?  If this does not appear to be a STD is there a way to prevent this from occurring?  It has only occurred 3 times but I would like it to not occur anymore.  Why do you think it keeps happening in the same spot, could that one area of skin be overly sensitive now?  If the skin is overly sensitive is there a way to return the skin back to a less sensitive state?  Could you also provide me some explanation as to why you think is happening and happening now?

Since I am light skinned by doctor said my skin is very sensitive, and in the past typically at the slightest instance of irritation I would stop or use a lubricant.  Lately I have not been as disciplined but have not had any problems.  
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This does not sound like an STD.  It sounds like irritation, and the activities you describe would certainly explain irritation.  The way to avoid it is to minimize friction by using lubrication and so forth.  Not much else to say.....

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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It sounds suspicious.  Why dont you have a Herpes Select Blood test done for viruses 1/2?  If positive for 2, you'll know what it is and how to take care of it.  If positive for 1, then the next time the blister(s) re appear have it cultured within 24 hours of appearing, to see if it's type 1 genitally and not orally.  If - for both, then it isn't an std.
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Then again, if its reappearing everytime after masturbating w/soap then it's probably just an allergic reaction, but you should always have any type of initial genital sore checked out.
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Use some lube!!!!! No STD shows symptoms the following day.
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Dr. Rockoff

Is it typical for tiny water blisters to form?  There are instances when I have irritation but no tine water blisters.  Just want to better understand what normally could happen.

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Mate, use some lube or use less force and see if it goes away. If it does, you know what is causing the problem!
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Englishman,

Thank you for the suggestion and advice.  I am just curious if this has happened to other people and if it is typical for friction to form water blisters on that area of the body.  I am not thinking it is a STD given that I don't "feel it coming on."  It appears the next morning with in 6-10 hours.

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Don't know. To me friction=pain, so I avoid it! Leave it alone and see what happens!
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I have has harsh friction on my feet after wearing new boots and going to a long walk. Blisters which are full of a watery fluid formed. By that analogy, I see no reason why the same can not happen on the penis.

This all sounds too painful to me......use some lube!!!!
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I agree with the logic as well.  Agreed will avoid pain!

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Hi Doctor,
My last sexual intercourse was 5 days ago,
I notice some white discharge from my partner vagina, and she was complain about a burning sensation and premenstrual stomach pain.
and since 2 day I have few red spots around the gland base ,
no pain, no itching, no burning sensation when I urine or on the skin.
Could be genital herpes?
and if it is genital herpes a blood test at this point would be to early?

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