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After having sex with me, my partner got bumps on his penis, but I don’t have symptoms...could it be an STD?

A guy I had sex with told me he’d gotten some pimple-like bumps all over his penis. The bumps hurt until he popped them. He also said it hurt to pee. He’s had sex with other people, but he only got the bumps after he had sex with me. We both got tested for STDs and we’re both negative...but I’m concerned. Could something else have caused those bumps?

I have whiteheads at the base of my penis...can I do something about them?

I’m worried because my penis has a large number of whiteheads around its base. Is there a way to get rid of them so I can have clear skin? 

I’m a virgin with a small, red, itchy bump on my right vaginal lip...what is it?

I’m a virgin with a small, red, itchy bump on my right vaginal lip. It hurts to rub, but I’m a virgin. A similar bump has appeared before in other places. Do you have any idea what it could be?

I’ve had vaginal bleeding and pain with sexual activity lately...what could be the cause?

My boyfriend and I have been doing some heavy petting…but when he puts his fingers in my vagina, I feel pain and immediate bleeding occurs. I don’t have any pain normally. I think there might be a lump near the vaginal opening. What could this be?

Could I get genital warts from someone fingering me?

I’m a teenage girl and about a month ago, a guy I know fingered me. Now I have something that looks like a pimple growing on the left lip of my vagina. It feels like a wart and the center is white. It doesn’t hurt, but it is itchy. I don’t know what it is...could it be genital warts? How should I treat it? 

There’s a skin-colored bump on the lip of my vagina...what is it?

I found a bump on the inside of my vagina on the smaller lips (labia minora). It’s the same color as everything else and it isn’t elevated. However, when I touch it, it feels like a bump. I’m not sexually active, so I know it’s not an STD. What is it?

I’ve noticed some spots on my penis when it’s erect...do I have HPV?

I have a lot of visible spots on my penis that I can only see when I have an erection. I’ve also just noticed some largish brown blotches in my genital area. One is on my penis and there are a few others beside my penis on my legs. I’m usually healthy, but now I’m worried. Do I have HPV? 

After anal sex, I noticed that my anus looks black. Why would that be?

I’m a 28-year-old married woman, and my husband and I are heavy into anal sex. I noticed that my anus has become black all around. Do you know why? And is it safe for my husband to cum inside my anus?

I was diagnosed and treated for genital warts, but they came back. What should I do?

About a year and a half ago I noticed something on my penis. I thought nothing of it and it went away by itself. About 18 months later, something appeared again so I went to the sexual health clinic, where they diagnosed several flat warts. I was given ointment to treat the warts and that seemed to help. But then a flat wart came back ⎼ much bigger, 0.5 cm diameter ⎼ and another has become a raised wart, about 0.3 cm diameter. I treated them again with the ointment and they seemed to be going way again...but almost overnight, they have come back. T he raised wart raised and the flat wart is looking pink and healthy. Can you help? Is there another ointment I can get? I do not want to go to the sexual health clinic again if possible.