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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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Hello! I was wondering if you could provide some expert advice on an embarrassing problem I have. I noticed 3 small spots on the shaft of my penis about 2 weeks ago, and they haven't gone away. Doing some Internet "research", I think it might be Molluscum Contagiosum. Could I get your opinion / recommendations for self-treatment? Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.
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.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Let me know if you have any problems accessing the link.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you very much for the photos.
Did you have any recent history of sexual contact?
Did you have any recent history of unprotected sexual contact?
Did you have any history of use of public towels or any other public steams / sauna / massages?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


6~ times unprotected with the same partner over the last 4 months.


I received unprotected oral sex 3 months ago another person.


About 2 - 3 weeks ago, went to the gym. My partner had previously shared the same running shorts.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for all the information provided.
Have you heard of Molluscum Contagiosum ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry for the late reply.

I have heard of Molluscum Contagiosum. Could I have caught it sharing gym equipment? I was using an exercise bike with just running shorts (no pants).

Could it be genital warts / herpes?

And what over-the-counter cream (UK) would you recommend for treating this?