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I have a question about a genital concern. Can I ask you?

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I have a question about a genital concern. Can I ask you?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Yes please go ahead.Also upload a pic if possible.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star on top).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry this is my first time using the service.
Picture attached...
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Did you receive my picture?
Not sure if I am using this site correctly.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
Is it painful?Also how long you had this?Did it appear as blister?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
There was no blister before, unless I just did not notice the blister.I have had this for 2 maybe 3 days. I went urinate the two days ago and I noticed the bumps.My urinating has been iritating in the tip of my head as well.The bumps are not "painful" it's sensitive to touch but I'm not in pain.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
Any recent sexual intercourse?did you use condom?any new soap?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I had sex w my girlfriend last Saturday without a condom.
We have been having unprotected sex for years now and this is the first we have seen of anything.
We have been monogamous for 1-2 years also.
No new soap.
What are your thoughts?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
The appearance is suspicious of genital herpes.But genital herpes rash is usually very painful.Another possibility is allergic reaction --a more likely condition --can be against vaginal fluid or yeast commonly.I will suggest you to get a clinical evaluation and get tested for genital herpes to get that concern out of the way.Best wishes,
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. I will.
What does the urinating irritation suggest to you?
What could be causing that?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
That can be due to the urethral irritation a well.Can be from urinary tract infection.STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia also should be checked but less likely. Best wishes
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry to bother you. I have an additional question about this...
If my girlfriend is not having an outbreak like me in her genitals, what would that suggest?
Should ahe get tested as well?
If so, how would they test her?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
You should get tested first.If anything positive then she should be tested otherwise not.Best wishes
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have an appointment set.
Do you think it could be a bacteria or something other than an STD?
Reason I ask is because I sweat a lot and wear tight compression shorts sometimes two days in a row.
Would that cause you to suggest anything?
Thank you again for your prompt responses and time.
I will be sure to write a review that you deserve.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
STD is unlikely only a possibility.I feel this more likely related to heat and sweat some sort of allergic reaction not infection at all.Best wishes
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry can you rephrase that please?
Are you saying this is possibly an STD?
Or it is more so a allergic reaction?
I want to make sure I understand you 100%.
Thank you!
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Did you receive my previous message?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
This is more likely an allergic reaction.Less likely STD.Best wishes
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok. Thank you!
Would having mild fever like symptoms and the burning urination sensations I mentioned earlier suggest anything else?
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
That is common with urinary tract infection --can occur even without sexual transmission commonly.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I had a urine sample and they said it was not a UTI...
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
Ok --in that case, this is unrelated.feverish feeling can be a viral infection.irritation is unrelated.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Viral infection is genital herpes? Or is that something different you are referring to?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do you have a different diagnosis now?
What would you suggest it is?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
Cold virus can cause feverish feeling.Yes herpes also possible.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
So i got a swab of the bumps, need to wait a few days for results.
Since there is no pain around the subject like you mentioned previously, do you think it is more an allergic reaction or herpes?
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
More likely allergic reaction.Not an infection or herpes.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 10 months ago.
Hello Welcome and Thank you for your query posted. My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern. Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service . Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information: Would you like me to answer your query as a Dermatologist? Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Will the swab be able to gather the info it needs if it is not an open bump?
My bumps have not changed form
I want to make sure the swab can accurately get a reading
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 10 months ago.
Do you have history of fever blisters ?The swab would not reveal anything about the herpes but about the bacteria involved. Have you got the blood test for herpes ?Do let me know thank you Dr Pravin