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Flu-like symptoms followed by single red bump

Hello forum,

Two days ago I had unprotected sex with a woman I met at a bar. It was a drunken heat of the moment type thing that I now regret. Anyway, I developed flu like symptoms the very next day (sore throat, fever, headache, muscle pain, etc) which have now dissipated as of this morning. This morning however I did notice a single, painless red bump on the bottom shaft of my penis. Firm to the touch. I don't know if this bump was there while I was feeling sick. I plan on getting blood tested once the incubation period is over but in the meantime I'd like to know if this sounds anything like an early onset of herpes?
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Turns out the flu-like symptoms were caused by strep throat, which I was diagnosed with and treated for. As for the bump it now seems more like an ordinary pimple as it spewed white pus when I squeezed it. Is herpes known to resemble pimples in this way?
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Not if it has white pus in it, this is bacterial most likely. Herpes usually is more than one little blister inside a patch and not a single or individually discreet bumps.
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