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Hey Doc. I have a red pimple on the shaft of my penis

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Hey Doc.

I have a red pimple on the shaft of my penis where the hair begins. It had a white head and I popped it. A few days later the head was there and I popped it again. The bump does not burn, itch, or tingle. Should I be worred about anything, or is this just a pimple? Its been there about 1 week maybe less
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
It is most likely a pimple
herpes would make a blister that breaks open and then is painful and there would generally be more than one.
You could only be sure with a visual and maybe testing, but any skin problem can occur in this area.
Folliculitis or infection of a hair follicle is also possible.
Sounds like a pimple
good luck

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