A related discussion, is it a genital wart or a keloid
Please help, if you can...Several months ago, I noticed a few bumps that at 1st I thought were pimples..Long story short, I went to my Dr. & she said they were ingrown hairs (as an aside I asked about the "pimples", my original complaint was my left foot at the ball felt numb & my 2 middle toes were numbish. Occasionally, shots of what felt like tiny slivers of glass were shooting out my toes...this all ties in with my question). She felt my foot pain was a neuroma & sent me to a podiatrist. In the meantime, she said use an antibacterial soap & a loofah on the "ingrown hairs.The podiatrist concurred that I had a neuroma. Tho no tests were administered. I received 5 shots of a cortisone type injection, but to no avail...5 weeks later, the "ingrown hairs" have spred like wildfire & I made another appt, with my Dr. who now said she belived the "ingrown hairs" were now molloscum. I never went to the dermatologist because there is no way they are burning ALL of them of my body. They are everywhere...(except my face & vaginal area) Most are concentrated on my buttocks (as I sincerely feel I contracted them at work somehow). I'm a married woman of 18 yrs. & monogamous. My question...Is it possible I have the virus so bad that it's somehow gotten in my bloodstram & causing some sort of nerve pain? Please respond if YOU'VE ever hgeard of such a thing? I've been to an acupuncturist twice, it's painful & expensive. It doesn't appear to be too effective. I have an appointment with a nerologist, but I somehow feel it's all connected with the molluscum. Or maybe it's just wishful thinking, 'cause the foot pain is severe. I also have the sore/tender areas on my palms & fingers. The molluscum is on my palms & heels. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Not everyone has HPV, though people who work in STD clinics might think otherwise. If you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Well...Round 1 of testing my bumps. I went to the local STD clinic and showed them off to the Dr. She gave em a once over and told me that she's "not convinced" but that they'd treat them anyway. Not very reassuring, but she was going to treat them with the acid but I much prefer the liquid nitrogen that was used on my hands (since I know it doesn't scar) so I'm going to schedule a dermatologist appointment. In the meantime I'll keep my eye on my bumps and see if they change or go away like the ones on my hands did.
Also on my way out she told me "don't worry, EVERYONE has HPV, they just don't know they have it...welcome to life".
I'll update one more time after visiting my dermatologits.
Thanks for the prompt response. I will schedule an appointment an post the result as soon as I get in there.
If people could spread warts from their hands to their genitalia (or anywhere else), every wart patient would be covered with warts. This does not happen. You do not need to assume that you spread the warts from hand to penis. I am in fact skeptical that the bumps on the penis are warts at all, even if they look the same to you. I strongly urge you to get them examined and treated if needed. But even if they are warts, there is, I repeat, no reason to think you spread them by masturbation. Either you were exposed a long time ago, or else they were not even sexually transmitted. Practically speaking, to doesn't matter much. But I repeat--don't assume they're warts. Find out for sure.