Hi, I am male 19 years old. about a couple weeks ago I noticed what looked to be an ingrown hair on my penis shaft on the top side. I didn't think too much of it but a couple days later maybe about 5 more red bumps showed up along my shaft. Soon, a few more came including one on the underside just under the head (I am uncircumsized). It started to really worry me. I tried a lot of things like lathering up that area with the bar soap in the shower (not anti-bacterial), triple anti biotic ointment, exfoliating with a wash cloth..that is pretty much the extent of it. Well a couple days ago, my penis started to look scary. I woke up with the same type of bumps all over, just looking down, I can see one or two jutting from the side, as like 10-12 on top as well as maybe 4-5 scattered around the remaining sides. There are one or two on the very underside of my scrotum. The bumps are NOT small. They are almost 1cm long. like 5 or 6 of them could go the length of the penis, so they are not a million little ones.
I do not think they are herpes though. They do not look like blisters at all. I have had them now for about 2 weeks, and nothing has ruptured or oozed or crusted over leaving a sore or anything like that. Nor have I had any flu symptoms or trouble peeing, they are just there. Also, they are red. I doubt it is warts because they are not skinned colored nor do they look like cauliflower.
I'm reluctant to go so far as to say they look like pimples because only some do but they are DEFINITELY not pimples. I did not go all out popping them, but tried to some extent to pop a couple and nothing comes out...well, they do not pop at all. Unpoppable. I don't see any pus nor white heads.
Well, here are some fast facts that will undoubtedly be important to your diagnois:
-They do not hurt nor are they tender, even to the touch.
-They itch randomly. Walking around and sitting down, theres no itch 95% of the time. Occasionally there will be an itch in one spot, and it is significant and I can't ignore it. other than that I am fine, although lately there has been a prickly sensation down there against my inner thighs if that makes sense. NOT TINGLY though. Kinda uncomfortable however.
-I have not shaved down there or trimmed since maybe last year, so that has nothing to do with this.
-The one on the underside I mentioned earlier slowly got smaller and smaller (it was kinda thick and scary, maybe a little less the 1cm) and I noticed today that it is gone completely. That has to be significant.
-Laying down with a blanket over me causes them to itch, before it was significant but it is slowly getting better. I often wake up itching down there all over, but again, that has been getting better too.
-When I am aroused, they itch.
- Just playing around with the penis causes it to itch.
- This did not occur just after sex. Last time I had sex with my girlfriend was like april 23rd or so. This occured in the last week of may. She got tested twice when I brought this up to her. First it was a false positive then the next was negative. I have been having sex with her unprotected since february almost every day and nothing has happened until now. That was away at college and I havent seen her since the 24 of April, I had been at home.
-I did not wash myself well the two weeks before this developed. I did not shower at all (I know, bad) but even when I did before I did not pay too much attention to my penis when cleaning.
-The air conditioning broke and it was very hot and I was sweating. I also was getting exercise and sweating and not showering afterwards.
-I have been gaining weight especially around my thighs. I went on a long hot walk with my brother where I was chaffing in my thighs by the end, It was around this time, that the first ingrown hair showed up.
-Around that time also, I purchased new athletic shorts that were kind of constrictive on me. (This is wishful thinking though).
I have been washing and showering since to no avail. Even when I was with my girlfriend, I gave her oral sex and nothing showed up then either.