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Scaly, wrinkled, skin colored bumps on head of penis

Hi my problem is:

Around two months ago I had unprotected sex with a woman(she is a mother of 3) and it was my only sexual interaction, so then i left out of town for Christmas, throughout December I started to itch on the forskin of the penis, my guess was that where I lived was hot, humid, and well I was always sleeping and waking up sweaty, which my thoughts were that it was the environment I was that caused me to itch and i was always used to the airconditioning and not waking up or sleeping sweaty.

I have returned home from my holiday vacation and I wasnt itching a lot, like it was going away, i was relieved, or so i thought. My head kept clouding my thoughts that i had some sort of STD, and well I was so focused about it that I couldnt concentrate on other important things.

Then my thoughts got worse when I started feeling discomfort on the head of my penis, burning sensation on the tip and a bit of itchiness, and also burning sensation when i was urinating.

I went to my doctor and he prescribed me Clarithromycin, i was honest to him and told him everything, so he prescribed it to me, the pills were strong but it was worth it.

But I noticed that the head of my penis looked different, started to become scaly, and wrinkled, sometimes i get worried when i masturbate or when i get erect i see small skin like bumps, which started to worry me, i went back to my doctor and i asked if he could give me some sort of test, he did a Culture, or he took a swab in the opening of my penis, or were I urinate.

I took the pills for ten days, 2 pills every morning, he did the Culture in the 5th day i was taking the pills.

I came back right after my medication was finished, it still looked the same, but i went to my doc's office to see my results from the Culture. The Result was: Growth of Normal Urogenital Flora.

I would think that would put me at ease, but still i check my penis and it still looks scaly, or wrinkled, and with the pin sized bumps.

a couple days ago i encountered a new problem, on the opening of my penis or the hole where i urinate had like a swollen bump, bigger then the ones around the head of my penis, i got scared and didnt know what to do, (oh and i forgot to mention after the pills i started using the Lotrimin af cream, and the doc recommended me to have my blood tested for STDs or AIDs) But yeah after i saw the swollen bump i got really worried, but I saw it swollen in the morning, i checked like in the afternoon, and i deflated somehow, it was weird but its not swollen like that day.

everyday i still see till this day as im typing.

Here is what im thinking: The culture test says everything is normal so that gives me a bit of less worried, its been 50 days since i had sex, with just one woman, which she has 3 perfectly healthy kids, I dont feel any burning sensation, just a bit when im urinating, my penis is still lookes like how i described, scaly, wrinkled, full of pin sized bumps, and im now worried about the swelling of the opening of my penis, where i urinate.

1. Cud it be an STD starting to grow?
2. Could it be penis fungus?, possibly from masturbating a lot( i started doing it the day after i had sex with the woman) or from when i was out of town, which was hot, humid, and i was sweaty all the time.
3.Could it be Urinary Track Infection?
4.What do you think it could be?

please help, Jose
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207091 tn?1337713093
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What pills are you taking?  

I'd go with a fungal infection, but your doctor should be able to diagnose that.

Aj
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The pills were Clarithromycin, and I'm now using Lotrimin and well nothing looks back to normal, all i see that is getting a bit swollen is the opening where I urinate
207091 tn?1337713093
COMMUNITY LEADER
Clarithromycin won't cure any std.  

You'd be better just stopping the meds if they aren't working, and waiting 2 weeks and actually testing.  They can also make a fungal infection worse.

You need to follow up with your doctor about this.  

Aj
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Well my doctor already told me that Clarithromycin wont do nothing about the std, just kill any other bacteria.

And now that u mentioned it, when i started taking the meds, things started to look worse, like you said, it made the fungus infection worse.

but i am done with the pills, I only took them for ten days, and i finished it last week or the week before, i dont remember, but now all im using is lotrimin to see if things could get better.
207091 tn?1337713093
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Keep using it and if you don't see an improvement in a few days, follow up with your doctor.

Aj
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well ive been using it for more than a week now, and it doesn't look back to normal, it still looks as i described earlier, it must of been the pills that made it worse, the only good thing is that it doesn't hurt or burns, it only bothers but not a lot , and my mind is making me think negative about it, meaning im going crazy about it, but ill give it a few more days, im sure this type of infection doesn't heal up quickly.
207091 tn?1337713093
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If it doesn't clear up, let your doctor know.  There has been some resistance to the over the counter creams, and you might need a prescription.

AJ
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yeah i might need to get a prescription, because in starting to see zit like bumps under the foreskin off my penis
207091 tn?1337713093
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I agree - call your doctor today.

Good luck,
Aj
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Do you think it can be a yeast infection?
I had a small discharge, all I'm hoping for is nothing serious like an STD.
I'm still posting because I wasnt able to get an appointment yet, its freaking booked, just my luck, and the more i keep loosing my mind.
And do the cultures really help?getting a swab and got results negative?
207091 tn?1337713093
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It might be yeast.

Is there an std clinic near you?  A Planned Parenthood?  You can try either of those and get in much faster.

Aj
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yeah but i have to call at 8 in the morning and i start class at that time, and i think it is yeast.
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Well to update this situation of mines, the woman i had unprotected sex with is getting tested, and for the infections, she had a vaginal test and Gon. and Clamidia, which came out negative (thank God). I will receive the blood test report tomorrow hopefully all is well. If everything comes out negative then there is something else conjuring this infection.
207091 tn?1337713093
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Good luck, and let us know.

Aj
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She is clear, she told me the results today, what a relief and thank god, now we have to figure out what I have, oh and she mention something in her breast but i cant get nothing from that.
207091 tn?1337713093
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Good.  :)

Keep us posted, and good luck to her with her breast thing.

Aj
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Alright, since she is clean that means i shudnt worrty about STDs right, or STIs, which cud mean its an infection i developed right?

Oh and do symptoms of std's or sti's are long lasting, meaning do i keep feeling it everyday? because i hardly notice them, sometimes i do, but it doesnt hurt much it just bothers me.

I still need to get blood test :/ but getting an appointment is a pain in the butt!
207091 tn?1337713093
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I don't think you had anything to worry about in the first place, and since she is std free (she is only "clean" if she showers), its a very good sign that you don't have anything, unless you've had other encounters.

Sometimes people with stds get no symptoms, and sometimes they get mild or severe ones - there's no way anyone can diagnose an std or give you the likelihood of one based on symptoms alone.

Aj
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Well new update: I finally went to an STD office/ clinic, and they checked me out right, so the doctor says it could be a bacteria causing all of this and so she prescribed me some pills which are Doxycycline Hyclate, wish she said should take out the bacteria forming down there, hopefully all goes well.

And just in case I took the blood test to check if I have anything, once again, I pray to god it comes out clean and alright.

Jose.
207091 tn?1337713093
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Did you do any other testing than blood work?
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Urine test also,
207091 tn?1337713093
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Oh good.  Let me know what the results say.

Aj
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Hi its me, its also been a while, but i got the results and all of it was clear which is a big relief thank god. But i still have signs of an infection like in the urethra and sometimes the tip of the head of the penis irritates me, the doctors recommended me to see a urologist or pediatritian, and also a bit of chaffing.
207091 tn?1337713093
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How old are you?  If you are a teen or older, and since you are sexually active, its time to get an adult doctor, not a pediatrician.  I'd suggest a urologist.

Aj
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