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I have a small red spot on my penis head. i never had

Customer Question

hi
JA: Hi. What do you want help with?
Customer: I have a small red spot on my penis head. i never had unprotected oral or vaginal sex.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? Is this your first time reaching out for information about it?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: just one day
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

Hi there. Can you upload a picture or two of this red spot?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
attached
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
should i get tested for hsv 2
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i am having fever for a week now
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

So these spots came up yesterday? Do they itch or hurt?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
these spots showed up today morning
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no irirtations or pain
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i also got tested for hsv2 a month ago
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

They do not look like herpes. The appearance is quite non-specific and could be simply a local irritation or mild allergy, perhaps to a soap or a lubricant or the condom itself. Using a condom greatly reduces one's risk of contracting an STD. That said, if you want to be absolutely sure, you could get some simple blood tests to check for genital herpes.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok thanks
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i can get tested now right?
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

If you were negative a month ago, and have been using condoms every time, you do not need to worry about these lesions being herpes. Besides, herpes lesions are typically clusters of vesicles (little bubbles) that hurt or burn.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok great, thanks
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

You're welcome. Take care, and continue to be careful out there.