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A new partner got a penis lesion after sex with me...what is it?

I have a new sex partner and after having sex with me, including anal sex, he got a lesion or pimple of some sort on his penis. What could this be? I know I have genital warts so I’m afraid I could have spread the disease to him. I also have chronic hemorrhoids that probably need medical attention.

What can cause genital warts in young children?

I’m looking for information about genital warts in children. My friend’s 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with genital warts on her thighs and buttocks. The pediatrician brought up the possibility of sexual abuse. The parents don’t have any evidence of this, but the wart coincided with their daughter starting preschool. One day, the girl came home with different underwear provided by the school because she wet her pants. Could the underpants have transmitted the warts? The doctor gave them a cream to put on the warts but they are not going away and one is growing like cauliflower. Should the warts be removed? Should the mother be worried about getting warts on her hands when she applies the cream to her daughter? They also have three other young children who share the same bathroom...can genital warts spread to the other children via the toilet seat or towels? Any information you can provide would be very helpful!

Can you get genital warts by borrowing an infected person’s boxers?

Can you get genital warts by borrowing an infected person’s boxers? Here’s my story: I play in rock band and we had a photoshoot a while ago. We had to dress up in boxers and silk shirts...but I was in a hurry that day and forgot my “sexy” boxers. The photographer let me borrow her husband’s boxers so I replaced mine with his and did the shoot. A month later, I wind up with some strange bumps on my genitals and the doctor says I have genital warts. Then I remember that the photographer’s husband has genital warts. Could that be the cause? My girlfriend just got a Pap and it doesn’t show anything, and she’s getting a more sensitive test soon to see if she has the virus...

Could this bump on my penis be an STD...even if I tested negative?

I’m really worried that I have genital warts. I have a fleshy, raised portion of skin next to my urethra. I haven’t been sexually active for almost three years since I had a one-night stand when I didn’t use a condom. The symptom showed up about a week after sex. It doesn’t itch. I got tested for all STDs recently and all the tests were negative...including the test for HIV. My doctor also said that the bump looks normal and the STD clinic said it looks like scar tissue. What’s your opinion?

We’re monogamous...so how could my husband have genital warts?

I’ve been with my husband for four years and he just discovered three small bumps on the shaft of his penis up in his hairline. We’re both very faithful and I’m scared this could be genital warts. They’re very small and brownish colored and they don’t look like cauliflower or anything...but they do look like small warts. My husband has skin-colored bumps on his penis that are perfectly normal...they look like goose bumps. What could this be?

A had drunk sex with a girl and now I have three scabs on my penis. Could I have HIV?

A girl and I had sex the other day. I was so drunk that I was just rubbing my penis on her pubic hair before we actually had sex. Now I have three little scabs on my penis where it rubbed her pubic hair. The scabs itch like any scab that is healing. Could they be an HIV virus even though the girl said she was a virgin?

I was treated for genital warts a long time ago. Am I cured, or could I still infect someone else?

I had genital warts a long time ago that were treated by a doctor. I’ve never had another outbreak. Do I still have HPV? Even though the virus seems dormant, can it recur at some time? If it is dormant, can I still pass it on to someone else?

Is it possible to have genital warts inside the vagina? What’s the treatment?

 I’m a 25-year-old female and I have genital warts on the inside of my vagina–not on my vulva. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? I’ve had them for over nine months and sometimes they go away and come back. Are there any holistic or natural medicines I could use instead?  

I have a large, hard bump on the lip of my vagina. What could it be?

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?

My penis has a small hard bump below the skin...but I’m a virgin. Could it be an STD?

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?