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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.

Is a rash a common symptom of syphilis?

If I have syphilis, would I definitely develop a rash? What does a syphilis rash look like and can I get rid of it?

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?

I’ve been getting friction burns on my penis with sex...or am I allergic to something? Can you help?

My girlfriend and I just recently started having sex. Unfortunately, I’ve been getting friction burns on my penis...or maybe it’s some type of allergic reaction to her? Is there a way to get rid of these symptoms other than not having sex?