Got syphilis a year ago. Cured. But still have sore on penis.
I am a heterosexual male. I had unprotected sex about 1 year ago. A few days later I had a difficult time urinating. It felt blocked up. I also noticed a sore (Chancre? Gumma?) at the head of my penis.
I went to a doctor and tested positive for syphilis. I took antibiotics and refrained from sex since then. Recently I noticed the sore had returned. I went back to the doctor and got another STD test. Nothing was found.
The doctor said I had nothing to worry about. I didn't think to ask him why I still have this sore. I'll go back to him soon to clarify. But I'm hoping someone on this forum can give me an idea about why I still have this sore. It looks like the top layer of my skin has been removed. If I put alcohol on it, it stings. It's been a year and I still have this sore...
So what is it? And can I have sex? I have a date this weekend. But I'm going to cancel it. Any ideas are appreciated.
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.