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What’s this tiny bump on the head of my penis?

For the past few days I’ve noticed this small bump on the top of my penis near the opening. The whole head is slightly sensitive (not painful, just slightly irritated) and it might be originating from this bump. The bump is about 2mm and flesh-colored. I did have unprotected oral sex, then protected vaginal sex with a prostitute about 2 weeks ago. I visited the doctor yesterday and through a urine test they said it was not chlamydia or gonorrhea. Anything else this could be? Really would like to know what’s going on here...
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Did the doctor examine you? Look at this bump?

It could be a genital wart, but those are usually painless and probably wouldn't be causing the sensitivity. It could be molluscum contagiosum, which is another STD. They look similar, but warts look a little more like cauliflower and MC looks sort of like a pencil eraser (vaguely). There is sometimes a dimple in the middle of it. Your doctor should take a look to determine this for sure.


The incubation period (time from infection to symptoms) for HPV can be a few weeks to several months. The incubation period for MC is a week to 6 months, with an average of 2-3 months.

If it's either of these, it probably didn't come from the encounter with the sex worker, because of the timing and you used a condom. Neither are spread by oral sex commonly.

Let us know what the doctor says, or said if they've already seen it.
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Thank you for your reply. The doctor will be taking a look at it tomorrow. The bump doesn't have those characteristics you described, so I'm wondering if it may be something unrelated to STD's, like prostatitis. Or it's possible it could be something that was always there that I just noticed, and the symptoms are more due to anxiety. The feeling or irritation is like 1-2 on a pain scale of 10. I'm also not experiencing any of the other symptoms associated with STD's (swollen or tender testicles, rash, burning sensation when urinating). I will definitely reply once I find out what the doctor says.
The doctor also just did a normal urine test (I didn't tell them about the bump until after the visit). Is it possible that I may have Chlamydia or Gonorrhea but it wasn't picked up by the normal urinalysis?
You say normal urinalysis. Did you pee in a cup and they did a test right there in the office and said you had no sign of infection? That kind of test won't pick up gonorrhea or chlamydia. You need specific testing for that. Often, if you have gonorrhea or chlamydia, you will have increased white blood cells in your urine, which can be seen on a normal urinalysis, but not always.

Did you tell them that you were concerned about STDs, or were you kind of hoping they'd guess? If you want specific STD testing, you need to ask for it. You get the best care from your doctors when you're open and honest with them about what you need. If you can't be honest with your doctor, find another one.

What did the doctor say about the bump?

The doctor said what I thought was a bump isn’t actually  a bump... all she said she could see was some redness on the skin. She ordered STD testing just to be sure, but she thinks it’s more fungal on the skin. The doctor also said she doesn’t think it’s an STD because there are not other symptoms like burning while urinating, groin pain, etc. I will update this thread once the STD testing comes back for a more conclusive answer.
When do you get your results?
All the results have come back and they are all negative. The doctor gave me a cream for the redness and it has seems to help with the mild pain. Some redness is still there, but the doctor says it’s not a cause for concern. Still not sure what the issue is, but happy to know it’s not an STD.
What kind of cream is it? Did you ask the doctor what he/she is treating you for?
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