Expert Q & A Answers About STD Symptoms
Recently, I’ve noticed a hard, tiny bump below the skin on the top of my penis. When I move the skin around, the bump stays in place. I’m 17 and I’ve never been sexually active. Do you think I might have an STD?
I’m a 21-year old female. I’ve been married for several months, and my husband and I have been together for several years. I recently noticed a large bump on the lip of my vagina. I don’t think it can be herpes, warts or another STD because I get tested every six months. My husband gets tested, too, even though he was a virgin prior to our marriage. The bump isn’t sore (unless I press on it) or itchy. It is skin-colored and hard as a rock. What could this be?
I don’t have signs of an STD, but my boyfriend just noticed a little red bump on his penis...what could this be?
This little red bump has appeared on my boyfriend’s penis, and it’s been causing him tremendous pain. We have been having sex for the past five months ⎼ he was a virgin and I’d only had sex with one other person before him. I have had no signs of an STD at all. Do you know what this could be?
About a month or so ago, I noticed a small, hard, white-colored bump on the underside of the penis at the base (about where the scrotum and penis meet). I thought it might be an STD, but it didn’t hurt or itch, so I figured I would just "wait and see." I got tested for HIV and syphilis, and am awaiting results. But now the bump is bigger, bullet-shaped, and somewhat painful and itchy. Any idea what it might it be?
I had sex recently, and afterward I saw some small cuts on the skin between the bottom of the lips of the vagina and the rectum. The area burns and it’s very sore. I thought it was fully healed...but when I had sex again, the cuts opened up more. What is it? What can I put on it?
I think my last girlfriend gave me something that causes a bad smell from my penis. What could it be?
My last girlfriend had a horrible smell from her vagina. We had unprotected sex and now I seem to have something of that smell, too. I notice the smell a couple of hours after I've urinated but don’t have pain when I pee. I have only had this smell since I had a sexual relationship with this girl. I'm thinking of going to my local clinic to get tested, but would like your advice first. This is stopping me from getting another girlfriend and it's making me depressed.
I have had recurring vaginal problems for a couple of years. Almost every time after having sex, I become extremely irritated and have severe itching for up to a week. These symptoms are accompanied by two "paper cut" looking slits on either side at the end of my vagina. They’re not deep, but they’re about an inch long and they sting like crazy...you wouldn't even notice them unless they were pointed out because they literally are on the first layer of skin. Also occurring sometimes is a tiny cut, like a small gash, in the same spot each time in the middle of my clitoris. It's like it just splits or tears down the middle. Is this an STD?
I have discharge that looks like cottage cheese...and my vagina itches. But I have no other signs of illness. Is it OK to receive oral sex?
The other day when I was urinating, I felt a little bump on my penis. I squeezed it and a whitehead came out...just like a pimple. Since then, the "pimple" got bigger and irritated. It’s the first time it has happened to me...should I be worried?
Could you give me some ideas as to what these small, skin-colored lumps might be between my vagina and anus?
I discovered some small, skin-colored lumps in between my vagina and anus. They don’t hurt or itch, and my boyfriend seems to be okay. Could you give me any ideas as to what this could be? (I've been with my boyfriend for nearly five months and we haven’t slept with anyone else.)