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small skin colored to red colored bumps on genitals (on upper

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small skin colored to red colored bumps on genitals (on upper scrotum near pubic area and shaft (just noticed them). SOmetimes but rarely itchy, only been with 1 girl and she is clean in the area and stated she never had std's.

I was trying to research and there are way too many possibilities for me to zero in on. What are they?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 2 years ago.

dermdoc19 :

These answers are for informational purposes and do not replace a physician head-to-head visit. A patient-physician relationship is not established.

dermdoc19 :

Hello

dermdoc19 :

Would it be possible to transmit a photograph? Thank you.

Customer:
Customer:

yes hold plz


 

dermdoc19 :

Please take your time.

Customer:
Customer:

almost done sir


 

dermdoc19 :

OK

Customer:

Pic of possible STD above penile shaft
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as requested, plz help


 

Customer:

i also hav one smaller bump underneath side of my shaft.


 

dermdoc19 :

The picture is only of fair quality. Are these somewhat shiny or dull?

Customer:
Customer:

kind of hard to tell....on of em looks kind of shiny on the head of it but all the rest r kind of dull


 

Customer:

( sorry, one of them)


 

dermdoc19 :

Do they have a small dell, or dimple on the center?

Customer:

i dont know what you mean by that. Umm i'll try and describe it the best i can. each one is same color as my skin. they each hav a hair follicle coming out of em but also one has a couple very small black dots....to hard to see i dont know if there other hairs or what. THey are round and dont seem to hav any craters in them.


 

Customer:
Customer:

they have multiplied. I had the one on my underneath shaft for several months but i thot i was an ingrown hair because i shave my testicals regularly. THen just a couple days ago i noticed about 5 of them near my pubic area around the same location as where i shave. One has acted itchy and i scratched it through my pants. Didnt realize what it was until later....


 

dermdoc19 :

Are they round?

Customer:
Customer:

yes sir


 

Customer:

no pain yet.....


 

dermdoc19 :

These appear to be Molluscum Contagiousm from the photo you sent. However, if you can send another one, I would be better able to judge. Thank you.

Customer:

actually they hav kind of a mild burn now that i stretched my skin out to look at em.


 

dermdoc19 :

This is a rather harmless virus. It tends to like moist areas.

Customer:

i will send another......or try to. Are these related to STD? Do you know how I would pik it up? I recently had pink eye and cough and sore throat but didnt touch my genital area other than bathing.

dermdoc19 :

They can be picked up genitally but are not considered to be an STD. The virus can be around swimming pools, gyms, basketball courts etc.

Customer:

Full Size Image


 

Customer:
Customer:

does this one help doc? I cant make them much bigger....it wont let me send them.


 

dermdoc19 :

That is much better.

dermdoc19 :

Yes, these look like Molluscum Contagiousm

Customer:

I hav one more pic of them underneath that i would like to show you.


 

dermdoc19 :

That would be OK, but I am pretty sure of the diagnosis from the last pic.

dermdoc19 :

I would recommend you NOT to shave the area because this can spread them.

Customer:

ok.


 

dermdoc19 :

Curettage by a physician is the best treatment. But these can also be treated with liquid nitrogen. ( frozen).

dermdoc19 :

OTC treatments can be the use of hypoallergenic

Customer:

Curettage? I need to still be seen by my physician and over the counter meds do or dont work? SOrry sir you gotta dumb it down for me.


 

dermdoc19 :

surgical tape. Apply the tape to each lesioin. Change the tape after showering. Continue treatment until theuy rupture. This usually takes 2-3 weeks.

dermdoc19 :

You can try surgical tape or Molluscum Rx or Poxiderm. These are creams which are OTC and found to be effective.

dermdoc19 :

If that does not work, then curettage which is scraping with a sharp instrument.

dermdoc19 :

Done by your physician.....or Liquid nitrogen

Customer:

ok great should i avoid sexual contact? Is this stuff contagious? Ouch....damnit


 

Customer:

i will try OTC first


 

dermdoc19 :

I would definitely at least use a condom. These are not serious like HPV.

dermdoc19 :

Quite contagious...that is why it is called Molluscum Contagiousum

dermdoc19 :

Some authorities feel that Tagamet helps

Customer:

lol yes sir i see the word contagious in the medical term i just wanted to make sure. If you dont mind me asking what would you do in this situation?? tape, or ointments?


 

dermdoc19 :

Tape while waiting for the ointment.

Customer:

great thanks for ur help doctor


 

dermdoc19 :

You're welcome. Good luck

Customer:

thanks....hav a great day...good bye


 

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Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hey doc! I've had a bump on my tongue for approximately same time as the genital bumps, but I didnt notice it bc i thought it was my old tongue ring scar i had about 6 yrs ago. It isnt that scar. The bump is worrying me bc upon inspecting my teeth for a completely unrelated issue, i noticed I had 3 bumps on my tongue. Could you please take a look and tell me if I need to be seen or if I can boost certain immune functions to help fight these? Also I havent received any notices about your last payment that you couldnt receive because my card was reported stolen. Have you been paid, if so could you please provide a receipt. Thanks doc.


 


respectfully,


 


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