Today I noticed a dark pink spot about a 1/2 CM wide on the inside of my foreskin when it's pulled back. So, it's not on the tip of my penis, but rather on the shaft. Its about a 1 CM away from the head of my penis. It looks flush with the skin. It does not burn, itch, sting, or anything. No discomfort feeling whatsoever. I did, however, start to experience a slight itch on my anus. I did receive unprotected oral sex about 2 weeks ago. Could this be the beginning stages of herpes or a yeast infection?
I have had a yeast infection once before with a similar pink spot on the tip of my penis that was accompanied by small red and white dots, which was about 6 months ago. My doctor prescribed me with Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide cream.
My questions are as follows:
Since I'm a guy that's uncircumcised whose had one yeast infection, should I expect to have reoccuring episodes?
Why is a yeast infection considered an STD when sex isn't required to develop a yeast infection?
Are there any long-term health problems associated with yeast infections?
What else can I do to prevent yeast infections besides keeping my genitals consistently clean?
you also have a few posts on the herpes forum now about this.
we all have yeast on our skin all the time. many things can cause it to overgrow and we also can pick up different types of yeast from different surfaces and people. it's not considered a std because you don't have to have sex to develop yeast overgrowth. they can be very common for some folks and come back over and over again.
if you get more than just 1 spot or you get a generalized itching in the genital area, see your provider to confirm yeast and go from there. it's usually pretty easily treated with otc jock itch creams.
Ok, so now the small pink spot went away, but was replaced by 2 very small red/flesh colored dots on the rim of my penis, which is about 1 CM away from where the pink spot was. One dot is on the rim of my penis, while the other is on the inside the foreskin when it's pulled back. So, the 2 dots come in contact when my foreskin covers the head of my penis. Make sense? Well, there's no itching/burning/tingling sensation. Last time I had a yeast infection, the same exact events happened in the same order. Except it happened on the head of my penis instead of under my foreskin and on the rim of the penis. Last time I had a yeast infection I did not experience a general itching in the genital area, but I did get an itch on my anus, which I've heard is a common symptom. Do these symptoms sound like a yeast infection? Should I just use the Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide cream my doctor prescribed me with last time I had a yeast infection?
Today I noticed two small dots on my foreskin, kind of on the shaft of my penis. It kind of looks like there's puss in the middle. They also look like pimples/white heads. Doesn't hurt or itch. Could this be yeast infection or herpes? My last exposure was an unprotected blow job over a month ago.
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