i've been doing research about this for a while, and i just want to ask and get it over with because my lack of insurance has kept me from a doc lately.
Three years ago i had some random bumps pop up on the underside of my penis, mid shaft. i messed with them a bit too much, got a bit infected, so i ran to the e-room. after several docs came in and looked, they told me it was folliculitis, eventually it went away.
about 5 months ago i started dating someone new after getting out of a monogamous 5 year relationship. about a week after we first started having unprotected sex the bumps seem to come back, this time much worse, and with a bit more itching than the previous time. i wrote it off and ofter a little over a week they went away.
About a month ago i trimmed my pubic hair (shaft, scrotum and all) with a set of trimmer i keep for just that, because shaving freaks my skin out. All hell broke loose. My scrotum became red and inflamed, and tons of pimples started popping up, some bigger than others, but most seemed to have hair in them. my balls looked terrible, and felt even worse. in a couple weeks than went away, but after having sex one day a new rash broke out at the base of my penis on the underside, and several pimple like bumps broke out AGAIN! ARGH! it itched like crazy for a couple days but eventually that stopped and due to my compulsion to pop them (when i do sometime a small amount of white stuff comes out, sometimes a bit of blood, sometimes nothing) several of them are irritated, including one that has formed a crater around one of the follicles and scabbed a bit. they seem to climb quite far up my penis shaft and look terrible. most have follicles coming out of them.
now for whats scaring me. and the bend in my penis by my scrotum (underside) there are a ton of clear bumps that are pretty close together.there is alot of hair there but they just look kinda scary, and the skin in the area seems shiny and alot of moisture hangs out there. should i be worried?
i also have a few random clear bumps (one on scrotum, two on left shaft up higher) that dont seem to be related to anything really, i figure they are ok cuz its been severaly days and they dont seem to get bigger or anything.
i guess im just another guy who's freaked out about nothing. i've ruled herpes out, and i dont have any discharge so that rules everything out but HPV and i guess thats what i'm worried about with the clear spots.
my gf has only had one other partner besides me, i've had multiple in my time, but that was 6 or 7 years ago =P she had a pap smear and several tests done about a month and a half after we started having sex, and it came up clean. all i'm asking is for someone to put my mind at ease, so i can sleep better, and maybe tell me what i can do to soothe this, cuz this one with the crater is horrid looking and i wont have sex with my gf because i just want this to go away.
last note, i swear.
the skin at the bend of where my shaft meets my scrotum is bumpy and kinda sore to the touch, otherwise i dont really notice it. i'm pretty convinced that i'm clear of stds, but what the hell is this?
Please stop worrying. This does not sound like a sexually transmitted disease. As you admit yourself you've kept touching the area and made things worse. If you're going to shave do so in a warm bath with a good quality shaving gel like King of Shaves, and a fresh disposable razor. I empathise with your anxiety, I became so upset about my acne before that i had to be treated for depression and anxiety with venlafaxine and diazepam.
its weird cuz since i switched to just trimming this is the first time this has happened. one thing me and mt gf discussed is the fact that she gets very lubricated during sex (more so than most girls i've known) and that if i dont shower shortly after that that could be aggravating my pores and follicles, which really makes sense. i guess i just wanted something to make me feel better so i posted this. its been like 3 or 4 days since the ones on my shaft came up and they have gotten a little better, but they are still whiteheads and arent going away, and there is a group of like 3 or 4 that are close together (not connected) and kinda sore. if this goes on much longer i'm going to need anxiety medication!
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