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Rash and groin pain/ STD or Yeast infection?
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Rash and groin pain/ STD or Yeast infection?

Hello Dr.

  About 3 months ago I had unprotected sex with a girl I know. Shortly after (a day) a small rash appeared on my right side of my testicles. Some days later the rash vanished along with my fears. About a week ago the rash reappeared in the exact same spot but this time is a little redder and has begun to flake a little bit. I am experiencing no pain while urinating and very little itchiness (although what little I am experiencing may be psychological). Recently though I have begun to have feelings of tightness around my groin area. It is mild and I would not describe as painful but rather as uncomfortable. Could this be an STD or something less serious? I have read about male yeast infections and am beginning to wonder if that could be the cause.

Any help would be very much appreciated.  
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Welcome to the Forum. the onset of your symptoms was too soon for this to be an STD that you caught a day earlier.  In addition, had the rash been due to STD, I doubt that it would have resolved and then returned.  When rashes come and go like this two things come to mind.  First, could you have been exposed to something, a new soap, powder, bath gel, lubricant, other that has caused this rash.  Such rashes can come and go and can sometimes be associated with a mild itch.  Alternatively, you could have a fungal rash (i.e. jock itch). such rashes can certainly itch and may flake.  If this is a fungal infection, it would likely clear with one of the OTC anti-fungal medications that are available in most drug stores.

Hope this helps.  There is little reason to think that this rash might be and STD.  Take care.  EWH
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Thank you,

Any ideas about the groin pains? It feels like a V traveling down toward my groin. Like I said, nothing out right painful but it does feel rather uncomfortable from time to time and is certainly noticeable.
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Sorry, no clear idea of what this might be.  The symptoms do not suggest an STD however.  EWH
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