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Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
Can you upload a picture of the lesions?
Have they changed at all since you first noticed themDo you have any other symptoms?
What blood test do you have scheduled for the end of the month?
Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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Thank you for that additional information and the picture.
Those look like Molluscum contagiosum. It does not look like herpes in the picture.
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That is not what herpes looks like.......
I agree with your MD: It is very unlikely from what you have posted, including your picture, that you caught herpes. Herpes does not need a break in the skin to infect you so the chaffing of your penile skin doesn't really figure into your risk.
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