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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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About 2 weeks ago a small red mark appeared on my penis, this

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About 2 weeks ago a small red mark appeared on my penis, this quickly turned into an ulcer with a whiteish color.
i went to my doctor last wednesday, she put me on two lots of antibiotics (metronidazole and flucloxacillin) which i finished yesterday. i also had some groin/leg pain but this went within couple days of starting the antibiotics. my doctor is not the most helpful person and didnt say what this is other then a possible sti?

its not painful anymore my question is how long do you think this ulcer will take to heel now ive finished my antibiotics?
also should i be washing the ulcer?

any help be appreciated as im really, really stressed.
(and i will visit the gu clinic later this week)
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--could you post a photo on this page?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Dave--and can you describe the initial small red mark?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

its started of is a small redish bump about 2cm wide then within couple days developed into thise

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Dave--no, not an STD here. Simply a staph infection which now looks cleared except for the whitish area. It will probably take another week or two for things to get back to looking normal but you don't have to worry about an STD
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

well i prey thats true doc i havent slept for past week with worry


thanks

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Rest easy here my friend--nothing at all to worry about. Let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you