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I found some red spots near my vagina...do I have an STD?

I found three red spots near my vagina that hurt to touch. I’ve also been feeling sick lately. Could this be an STD?

Are these red dots on my penis genital herpes?

I’m in college and I just started having sex with my girlfriend. My girlfriend is clean (and my other partners were either virgins or had STD tests). But after we have sex, I get red dots around the base of my penis. The dots disappear after a few days as long as we don’t have sex. At first I thought they were the result of a tight condom (often after sex I have a red ring around the base of my penis), but then a sore opened up where the red dot was. Could this be a sign of herpes? Is it possible to get herpes without having intercourse?

I found a small ulcer on my vulva. What is it?

Recently, it hurts to have intercourse with my boyfriend. We looked, and there is a small cut that looks like an ulcer on my vulva. What is it and how can I treat it? I don’t want to go to my doctor.  

Is an all-body rash a symptom of herpes?

My brother’s girlfriend has had a rash for about six weeks, and my brother got it about a week after being with her. The rash covers their entire bodies and it blisters. I think it sounds like herpes, but could it be something else?

How do doctors test for HPV and genital warts?

I have tiny bumps between my anus and vaginal opening that a doctor said are genital warts. I want another opinion with an HPV test, but I don’t know where to go. And also, is an HPV test a culture test like you get for a bacterial infection? My boyfriend and I have been getting things that look like pimples on our stomachs and butts. I’ve been getting them on my legs too...I never get pimples there. What could this be?

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.

How do I know if I have syphilis? Are there different stages?

I had unprotected sex a while ago and now I’m worried about syphilis. What are the symptoms of syphilis? How would I know if I have it? Are there different stages?

Do women have different signs and symptoms of syphilis than men?

I know that men usually have a sore on their penis if they have syphilis. What about women? When it comes to syphilis, do women have different signs and symptoms than men?

How do I know if I have a pimple on my penis or if I have an STD?

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?

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? 

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