I noticed about 3 days ago the the head of my penis seemed to be inflamed (for lack of a better word). There is a small half-inch section in the middle that is red and has bumps on the edges of the red area. The bumps are not filled with any types of liquid and are barely noticeable unless inspected closely. They look exactly like goosebumps. The size of the inflamed area has decreased a little in the past two days. There has been no discomfort at all. No itching, burning, or sensation of any kind. It has not spread to any other part of my body and is only located on the section of the penis head. I'm divorced and recently began having my first sexual relationship since my divorce and am using condoms for the first time in over 5 years. I also work outside and have a job where I sweat a lot. I haven't been able to find an STD that presents with the symptoms I described, but I am worried nonetheless. Is this just minor irritation brought on by condoms/sweat, etc? Or could this be something more serious?
just make sure you had full std testing. typically you only get tested for 2-3 std's when you ask for testing. keep that in mind when discussing std's with partners too.
if you were negative for hsv1 and hsv2 prior to this and had contracted genital herpes, you'd have very painful and obvious symptoms that you wouldn't have to wonder if they were herpes related or not - you'd know.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.