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hello, im 26 years old and have been sexually active with 3

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hello, im 26 years old and have been sexually active with 3 people in my life. i have noticed some skin bumps on my genitals and am wondering what they are and if they are anything serious. i can post a photo just havnt figured out how.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

what do they look like and how many are there?

Customer:

they are small raised skin colour bumps, maybe 7 of them

Dr. Pfeiffer :

base/shaft of your penis?

Customer:

shaft

Dr. Pfeiffer :

how big?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

are they painful?

Customer:

pretty small, id say around 1mm . not painful at all. i thought for awhile they were just froycde spots, but they look to be on the outside of the skin

Dr. Pfeiffer :

they are skin color though...right?

Customer:

i never thought anything of them untill i recently got out of a long term relationship and started thinking aout dating agian

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok..

Customer:

yeah they are, maybe slighly lighter

Dr. Pfeiffer :

so they have been there for a long time?

Customer:

not sure when they showed up, i donthink they've been there forever but ahile at least

Customer:

maybe 6ish months

Customer:

possibly more

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok. so if you scrape it with your fingernail is the contour smooth or rough?

Customer:

smooth

Dr. Pfeiffer :

getting any bigger

Dr. Pfeiffer :

go away and come back

Customer:

they do not change in size and do not go away

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok..

Dr. Pfeiffer :

sounds like you're probably dealing with genital warts.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

your primary care doctor should be able to confirm.

Customer:

thats what i was afraid of. you dont think i could be anything else?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

could be simply skin tags too, which is not a wart and due to friction.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

but the location and description is consistent with warts...unfortunately.

Customer:

if you scratch one off it will come back in the same place, correct?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

yes

Customer:

i did that with a small one a week ago and its just healed up like normal. hasnt come back

Dr. Pfeiffer :

the time frame is a bit short...

Dr. Pfeiffer :

warts will come and go normally without doing anything.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

even when we freeze them, they can still come back in time.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

sometimes they don't though.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok...you good?

Customer:

well so much for getting some peace of mind, guess ill have to go to the doc then

Customer:

yes thank you

Dr. Pfeiffer :

sorry...

Customer:

ha no worries jsut doin your job

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok.

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