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Ulcer on Penis

On Wednesday I was in the shower and i noticed 3 small clear pin sized blisters on the shaft of my penis.  Thought nothing of it figured they would heal and go away in a day or so, Next day in the shower i was washing myself and the blisters broke.  Friday in the shower I noticed that a small ulcer had formed.  As you mentioned it turns white when it comes in contact with water. I have been tested for std's and herpes back in June the test came back positive for HSV-1 but I have never had any symptoms, so my doctor told me that I most likely will not but it is possible for HSV1 to appear on the genitals.I went to the doctor as soon as the blister turned into an ulcer and he said in his experience this ulcer does not resemble herpes  but it is possible I had the Dr swab the ulcer and I am awaiting my results, but the anxiety of not knowing has caused me to do some of my own personal research.  It has been exactly 8 days and the sore has finally healed but I just noticed this morning another single clear pin sized "blister" right next to the newly healed ulcer.  I do not have any symptoms at all.  Could use some suggestions as to what cremes put on it if/when it turns into the same thing i had.

I am also very concerned because my girlfriend decided to wake me up with oral sex on the 7th day (1day) before the ulcer was completely healed, what risk is she at? and how do i explain what is going on?


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how long have you and  your gf been together? has she been tested to know her own herpes status?

when you had been tested back in june, how long had it been since you last had sex prior to that test?

I wouldn't put anything on this at this point. you need to find out what is causing your symptoms before you can figure out how to treat it.

depending on what caused your symptoms, depends on what risk your gf had.

grace
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thaks grace okay so heres the whole background story from start to finish I started dating a girl in january dated for a month always had protective sex would never let me go downstairs on her, found it a little odd, then i found out from a friend she had herpes and I confronted her about it she said she is positive for type 2 but has never had an outbreak. We broke up because of how the situation unfolded.  I spent the next few months freaking out and assuming the worst but nothing came of it.

I waited until June to go get tested. Clear on everything except for hsv-1, no symptoms, never had a cold sore.

I started dating my current girlfriend in July, We first had sex in August, by September I had noticed a bump on my penis that i didnt like, automatically assumed the worst started to get very stressed out over it and then another one showed up, I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with molluscum contagiousm,  Its been very mild and not a problem at all.

My doctor said its most likely from sharing a towel after we shower together. She has a roomate who has had a lot of partners so Ive concluded that i most likely contracted it that way, but im not sure, all i know is that it is nothing permanent so its no big deal.

My girlfriend had cervical cancer (not caused by HPV), and has been going for treatments for the last 4 years, and her doctor has never noticed anything out of the ordinary.  Her last official STD test was about 2 years ago which I think she has been with 2 people in between the test and me.

It is now Janurary so We have been together for about 6 months we have had a mix of protected and unprotected/unlubricated sex, so there is a possibility that it is just friction wounds, but the blisters automatically make me think herpes. I asked my doctor to re-test me for everything so I will know the results soon.

But the last time I had the moluscum (molluscum) outbreak I started acting differently around her and avoiding sex was a challenge and it got to a point where I had to have a talk with her before i was able to see a doctor.  THe fact that neither of us really knew what was going on made things very confusing which is why I am looking for some answers or some reassurance that this is not herpes, because I can deal with anything thats not permanent.  THe doctor said I will know in a week but I just went to the doctor on wednesday and the office is closed on the weekends so it is going to be a while before I hear back from him.

So the information that I have gathered so far is that herpes is painful, itchy, your glands swell up and the first outbreak usually brings out flu like symptoms....none of these which i have expereinced

I also learned that the inital outbreak lasts 3 to 14 days and will usually retreat into your body after it heals and clear up for a period of time


So far I have experienced 8 days of minor discomfort but that is because the location of the lesion is on the underside of my shaft which doesnt give the lesion much room to breathe and heal.

On day 8 a new series of 3 blisters equally spaced out appeare right next to it, so it essentially looks like the same exact thing is about to happen

The blisters are small (pin head sized) clear blisters that easily break and once they break take a long time to heal.  After they break they leave a minor cut and the skin is slightly raised around it, it does not appear to look red around the edges or infected in any way but I noticed that when I shower the middle of the "cut" turns white similar to when you put peroxide on a cut.

So if anyone can help me out here it would be greatly appreciated and ease my nerves a little bit because my only concern is the well being of my girlfriend I will not be able to handle the guilt if I have passed on a life long STD to a person that I care so much about.

Thanks

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certainly go and be seen and get these checked out today or tomorrow. these don't really sound like herpes or MC but obviously something is going on.

odds are your gf was never tested for herpes either. not a bad idea for her to get properly tested for herpes with a type specific herpes igg blood test to see what her status is just to cover that base too.
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Yep So the doctor took a blood and urine sample and swabbed whatever the hell this is and ill find out in a week good to hear that it doesnt typically sound like Herpes but its still annoying, and your right i bet she never was, im calling my old doctor to get the results from the igg I had done back in june does the acutal number mean that i am at a higher risk for more intense breakouts or is it basically your over or under, doesnt matter by how much?
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The number doesn't mean anything.  Just how certain the test is.
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