so i got tested for STDs today. the doctor looked at my penis and there are a bunch of white almost pimple like bumps all over the base of my penis and up the underside of the shaft on either side. I was worried it was herpes and the doctor said it was most likely a heat burn rash. it has been there for about a week or so.
she said there is a chance for them to be warts.. but there are far too many to lead her to believe that is the case. she said i should apply cortisone cream i think?
do you have any other type of information regarding what these might be?
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be folliculitis or lichen nitidus. Lichen nitidus is characterized by 1-2 mm, discrete and uniform, shiny, flat-topped, pale flesh-colored or reddish-brown papules. Generally it is self limiting but severe cases may need glucocorticoids.
I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
so i've been applying a cortisone cream for about a week now and the dots are still there.. they haven't necessarily worsened... or its been soo subtle i can't tell, but they haven't gotten any better yet either. I have an appointment for a dermatologist next wednesday, but that is too long for me to wait.
they dont look like the pictures of what i googled on the two cases you mentioned... there are two clusters on both undershaft sides of my penis... and clustered around the base.... they are white in color and difficult to see without stretching out the skin. they appeared about 2 weeks ago... which was about 3 weeks after a sexual encounter i had with a much older woman...
the clinic told me to see a dermatologist if it isnt healed yet... but again i have to wait another week. my fear now, is if they disappear while i wait and i cant be diagnosed properly... alongside that, if it is a heat rash like my dr said it might be.. then i am afraid of doing any activities or working out right now because i dont want to worsen the situation. i want it to be as natural as possible when i go in to see the dermatologist, but it is really affecting my confidence, social life, and personal life because im afraid to get involved or meet somebody or worsen the situation.. any recommendations or further diagnosis based on what i said now... and again thank you very much for your help
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