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About four times a year, I get a painful, pea-sized bump on my genitals that lasts only a few days. I never get more than one at a time, and they’re never in the same place. The bump looks like bad acne and even has a whitehead...like a pimple. What is it?
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 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?
I’m wondering about syphilis testing options, if any. I thought I got tested for all STDs when I saw my doctor the last time, but a friend told me that I have to make a point to tell my doctor that I want to get tested. What’s true? And can syphilis be cured?
I recently found out the I'm positive for syphilis. My doctor gave me a shot to get rid of it, but I want to know if there are lasting health effects from having syphilis, and if I'll be able to have children.
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 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?
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?
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?
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?