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Pimple on Penile Shaft
Hello, last September I got what appeared to be a pimple on my penile shaft, that I popped and it was just like a normal pimple. In a few days it went away like a normal pimple. Last night (about a year later) I got a pimple in the same spot. This time again it popped and is already going away. It is just ONE pimple, very unlike every picture I see online of what "normal" herpes looks like. Note that I have only seen this twice in a years time, so wouldn't herpes break out more often and wouldn't there be more than one pimple?

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897535 tn?1295210035
Outbreaks can vary where once or twice a year outbreaks can be completely normal. And yes you can have only one herpes lesion. At this point it's too late for a swab/culture, so at this point either get an IgG type specific blood test, or when you get another pimple be seen within 48 hours for a swab/culture (and don't pop it!)
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Ok thanks. Does it look and act EXACTLY like a pimple does? Because the pictures I see look nothing like a normal pimple.
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897535 tn?1295210035
Sometimes a pimple is just a pimple. Herpes lesions are not pimples. Be seen if you are uncertain.
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Thanks! I guess my question is do normal herpe lesions pop like an ordinary pimple? Because this was a typical white head pimple that pops, and it appears from the pictures I have seen, that normal herpe lesions do not look (or act?) like this....
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101028 tn?1419606604
they can appear to be like a pimple. cover your bases and seek out a type specific herpes igg blood test so you know your status and can know whether you need to be worried or not :)

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Why would you not want to pop it?
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