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Skin Lumps on Penis

Doctor Rockoff,

Thank you for what you do here.  I'm a 23 year old male.  8 weeks ago, I had unprotected sex with a woman I had met at a bachelorette party.  I had not had sex before this since 1.5 years ago, and that was using condoms.  This is the only time I've ever had unprotected sex.

6 days after unprotected sex, I notice two dots on head of penis near the corona that were not there before.

7-8 days after unprotected sex, these dots develop into a few minor skin lumps.

9 days after unprotected sex, I visit STD clinic.  One doctor believes they are simply skin tags.  Another says they are suspicious of the lumps, but we should freeze them "either way."  This area is frozen with nitrogen.

3-4 weeks after unprotected sex, the skin has healed somewhat from the nitrogen treatment, but the skin lumps remain.  Lumps look slightly more elevated now.

5-6 weeks after unprotected sex, I see a general physician and a urologist.  Both do not believe the skin lumps look like warts, and both thought it did not require a skin biposy.  They told me to 'watch them' for a month or two.  If they remain the same size/texture, then they told me to forget about them.

Pictures at 8 weeks:

--Location of skin lumps
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2821/img1ia8.jpg

--Zoomed in at two skin lumps on the left
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2613/img2xt6.jpg

--Extremely close view of skin lumps on the left
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4205/img3nc2.jpg

1.  I don't remember seeing these minor indentations/dark spots on the lumps before, so I don't know whether the doctors saw these in their evaluations or not.  I wanted to know if these looked like warts to you?

2.  If so, did they come from the encounter I had?  I was told by all doctors that it was not possible for warts to appear so quickly

3.  Could these be skin tags or an allergic reaction?

4.  Would you advise me to avoid all sexual contact?

Thanks
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1.  I don't remember seeing these minor indentations/dark spots on the lumps before, so I don't know whether the doctors saw these in their evaluations or not.  I wanted to know if these looked like warts to you?

No, they don't.

2.  If so, did they come from the encounter I had?  I was told by all doctors that it was not possible for warts to appear so quickly

I agree that this is far too fast for warts to appear.  Besides, they don't look like warts--they look like normal penile skin that you never looked at so closely until you were worried.  Also, warts, almost always occur on the penis shaft and almost never on the head.

3.  Could these be skin tags or an allergic reaction?

See question #2.

4.  Would you advise me to avoid all sexual contact?

Not at all.

Take care.

Dr. Rockoff
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Doctor,

Thanks for the input.  I will drop the issue unless I see something alarming.  
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