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small pink spots on penis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 1, 2006
  • 06:19 PM

I am a 28 yo male. About 5 weeks ago I did something I'm very ashamed of: I engaged in annoymous genital play with another male. We engaged in mutual masterbation and rubbed our erect penises together. We did not use protection when we rubbed our penises together.

About a week later I noticed small pink dots on my penis. They are mostly on one small area, with 4 dots in another place. They are small and pink, like a small ingrown hair or small pimple. The don't hurt or cause any type of discomfort, don't itch, don't seem to be filled with puss and have not resulted in "sores." I've tried a number of cleansing liquids and powders in my medicine cabinet, but they have been there for 4 weeks now and have not gone away.

I've used a bit of mud meant for acne, and this seems to help a bit, but has not resolved the symptom entirely.

This has all been very distressing for me, and 2 weeks ago I took a test because of this for a list of STDs, including Herpes, HIV, Chlamydia and several other diseases and came up negative for everything. The test was done by taking blood and urine and so the doctor did not look at my symptoms. I'm relieved that I'm negative for all of those diseases, but I still have no idea what's going on or why I'm experiencing this symptom.

Does anyone have any ideas? Any thoughts on how this can be treated?

I have no health insurance and have already spent hundreds of dollars on STD tests. Any help would really be appreciated!

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  • It might be that you have genital warts, given the fact that you had some relief from an acne med. If this is the case, they need to be treated by a physician or physician assistant who needs to exam the spots. Good luck, and no need to feel ashamed.
    abjj10 2 Replies
    • November 1, 2006
    • 06:29 PM
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  • If I have genital warts does it mean that I have a virus that will be in my body forever? Am I contageous? Will I give everyone I have sex with genital warts for the rest of my life?Will I have to tell every partner I ever slepp with again about my condition?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 04:46 PM
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  • IF what you have is indeed genital warts they can be treated. Once treated and healed they usually do not return. They are contageous while present, but not once they are healed, so, no, you would not have to tell a partner that you had them once healed. You need to see a physician to hve these treated. You can many answers at WebMD.com.
    abjj10 2 Replies
    • November 3, 2006
    • 02:25 PM
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  • If cost is an issue try going to planned parenthood. I know, pink dots on your penis have nothing to do with being pregnant, but pp still works with people who may be suffering from STDS. Good luck and don't be to ******n yourself. Your only crime is not using a condom and bad judgement is not worth forgoing medical treatment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2006
    • 01:46 AM
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  • I am the original poster and thought I'd give an update.I went to a free STD clinic and the doctor there told me I had molluscum contagiosum. It's a bummer, but not as serious as many of the things I thought it might be.I am presently experimenting with a treatment which seems to help.Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and support. Be careful out there - don't make the mistake of have any type of unprotected sexual contact like I did!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 11:07 AM
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  • I am the original poster and thought I'd give an update.I went to a free STD clinic and the doctor there told me I had molluscum contagiosum. It's a bummer, but not as serious as many of the things I thought it might be.I am presently experimenting with a treatment which seems to help.Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and support. Be careful out there - don't make the mistake of have any type of unprotected sexual contact like I did!I feel your pain, I contracted this also somewere, (I think in Mexico) I have it in my genital area and at first I felt really bad, but now I know how easy it is to catch something. I do feel lucky in a way knowing that this will eventually go away, and I can live the rest of my life making much, much wiser desicions about my body and with whom I share it with. My boyfriend at the time said he had absoultly never had any bumps anywhere on him and I never had seen any bumps on him, so all I could do was believe him and chalk it up to be something on the bedspread in Mexico while we were intimate. All that matters now is that I have it and do not want to spread it to family members. Please help! What is the treatment you are using that is working? I have tried freezing, duck tape and boosting my immune system. I also wanted to add, that this definitely can be contracted with the use of a condom! So, please beware of that also. If you are mature enough to have sex you are mature enough to inspect you're partner and get tested for STD's that cannot be seen on the surface of skin. Not trying to preach to anybody, just don't want anyone to go through what I am, or worse!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 05:15 AM
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  • So once you are diagnosed with "warts" is it certain that anyone you have sex with will get it if protection isn't used? Or if you are infected, once you get in under control is it not contagious anymore?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 07:31 AM
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  • Didn't you say you were diagnosed with molluscum? Yes, it is a type of wart, but not a genital wart. It's just a skin virus that is very contagious. It may take a long time to go away, but once it does, from what I am told, it is gone forever, unless you come in contact with it again. It doesn't live in your body like the wart virus. I'm told it is just within the dermis. What is it that you are trying to get rid of the bumps? I'm not sure though if you said you have molluscum or genital warts.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 03:19 PM
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  • After reading and researching on the net, I am convinsed that I am suffering from the same problem ! Could plz let me know what tests should I do get it confirmed & then what medication is required to treat it ??? southdelhite2006@yahoo.co.in I would be very thankful to you !
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 11:09 AM
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  • The dermatologist usually just can visually tell you that it is molluscum. I don't think there is any test that they run. I think they can look at the core under a microscope to see if it is characteristic to molluscum, but it does not live in your body so you can't have something like a blood test run. As far as medication to treat it, ha! Sorry, I just have had it for a long time and have tried many things to no avail, it is very discouraging. The freezing works but will leave discoloration and new ones still pop up. I have tried other methods too but until you know you have it you can't treat it. See a derm. and go from there. Keep posting and I will try to answer questions or just give support.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 11:53 PM
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  • IF what you have is indeed genital warts they can be treated. Once treated and healed they usually do not return. They are contageous while present, but not once they are healed, so, no, you would not have to tell a partner that you had them once healed. You need to see a physician to hve these treated. You can many answers at WebMD.com.Answers like the one above are the reason why diseases are spread between people. Genital warts can be TREATED, they cannot be CURED. Treating them may make them physically go away for the time being, but the human papilloma virus (the virus that causes the appearance of warts) always lies in wait in the nerve cells in your body for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Some people never have another outbreak again while other people have recurring warts after many repeated attempts to remove them. It is unknown whether the virus is spread only when warts are visable or if it is contagious at anytime. Most health professionals agree that it is advisable to refrain from sexual contact while warts are visable as the virus can be transmitted this way and to use protection to prevent spreading of virus when there are no visable symptoms.And ALWAYS tell your partner if you have contracted an STD. Especially when it will remain in your body for the rest of your life and they have a risk of contacting it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
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  • We just went through small pink dots and hot pink sores and you name it everywhere. It was some kind of infectious disease. There is currently an exotic pet warning out there at herald.net, under health articles, then type in that article name exactly , and you can read it for yourself. We had love birds, handed down from my deceased mom, in 05. And I know for sure her birds were carrying infectious probably tropical skin disease. we had pink dots too. I took tons of Garlic( about 10,ooo mg a day) and pau d arco (use only the medicinal kind) which treats chagas, and treated for scabies(we used everything from doctors prescriptions to lamp oil and tea tree oil ) ( lamp oil works best but it is toxic too. use on face first then head to toe , leave on 10 light hair, 20 dark hair then wash it off. use 10 days later. take a liver cleans like dandelion for 2 weeks after you do this. and now we are doing alot better. FYI, wash all your clothes,bedding and carpet with Clorox bleach in water solution. And use vaseline to suffocate any sores or skin lessions it will go away. if that is the problem. Once someone gets an infectious disease from an animal, they can indeed pass it to another person and so on. May the Lord be with you.
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  • I am convinsed that I am suffering from 1 small red spot not on the head of my penis but still on the skin of the penis, the spot sometimes dis charges some white puss, if i squeez the spots it hurts a little bit. PLZ some one help me, i am scared to go to the doctor i have known him for 10 years.k-mansw7@hotmail.co.ukI would be very thankful to you to any1 that can help
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  • I haven't been sexually active in awhile,id say about a month and a week and i have a pink bump on my penis that has 2 hairs growing out of it... kinda embarrassing but any explanation for this??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It doesn't hurt to pee and the bump isnt itchy or pussing at all... I've had it for about 3 days, and i haven't had sex for around a month and arround day 2 it got very small and began to recede im kinda nervous about this and im wondering if you can provide any help?
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  • i have red spots on my penis, which are itchy and seem to be spreading as if the are contageous. i first had them on my wrist and now they have spread onto my penis. i have no other symptoms, just itchy spots. i wonder is there a cream or anything i can use to remove them. they have also grown in size and have become more irritable.also when i masterbate, they seem to so down as i ejaculate, i am struggling to find answers and would appreciate any help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2007
    • 04:37 PM
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  • I am convinsed that I am suffering from 1 small red spot not on the head of my penis but still on the skin of the penis, the spot sometimes dis charges some white puss, if i squeez the spots it hurts a little bit. PLZ some one help me, i am scared to go to the doctor i have known him for 10 years.k-mansw7@hotmail.co.ukI would be very thankful to you to any1 that can help sounds like herpes to me...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 10, 2007
    • 06:39 AM
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  • In regards to the Molloscum Contagiosum....there are several of these "contagiosum" diseases...I contracted one from non-sexual contact while I was in the military. The doctor explained that my bumps were caused by a pox virus that was often present in the water we came into contact with during training. I was also embarrased due to their proximity to my genital area (but they were also on my thighs), but was relieved when I found out they were just there because I'd been crawling through contaminated water. I had them frozen off and have had no problems since. They ARE contagious, however, so it's important to have them treated, even though they are pretty harmless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2007
    • 04:20 PM
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  • Hi I havent been that sexualy active in a while. The last girl I had sex with I know was clean cause she was a virgin. Then last weekend I had sex with my girl friend hwo also is clean, this I also know cause she got tested after her lest boy friend. But 3 days after we had sex I have a bunch of pinkish red spots on my penis and on the top of my genitals and they are very dry. Someone please help me out with what they might be.
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  • well I guess when someone says they are "clean" they lie...people always say that so they can have sex...."clean" would mean they had blood work, which takes a couple of weeks to obtain result, along with a clean pap and stds...blood work would be hiv, hepatitis, herpes & syphilis...sorry...I don't think she was very clean and now there are two...you need a doctor...
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