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Red patches/spot on penis?

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Red patches/spot on penis?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 1 month ago.

hi there,

i am online and will be happy to answer your questions.

thank you for your patience.

can you please attach a picture of it?

for how long you have it?

any unprotected intercourse recently?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ive had it for a day and a half.
I have been having unprotected sex with my girlfriend if two months. Before i slept with her i had std check done.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
More photos
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Photo
Expert:  Internist replied 1 month ago.

thank you for replying.

did you change condom recently?

any discharge from penis

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No discharge. Not i havnt changed condoms. Ive not had intercouse since saturday.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Another photo
Expert:  Internist replied 1 month ago.

thank you for replying back and photos.

it does not look like STD

it looks and sounds like superficial skin infection ( viral/ bacterial ) called folliculitis

you can use topical bactroban cream for 2,3 days.

if this develops in to vesicels, get more painful, and or penile discharge , i would recommend paying a visit to your primary doctor and getting tested for herpes

at this point, i stongly think this would go away on its own in another 4-5 days.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thank you doc.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Its also painless the rash
Expert:  Internist replied 1 month ago.

you are most welcome.

yes, it looks benign.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
folliculitis is to do with hair. I have no hair there it is under my foreskin. I am uncircumside
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Uncircumsied*
Expert:  Internist replied 1 month ago.

yes , you are right, folliculits means infection of hair follicle.

i meant to say this is small infection of skin like folliculiitis.

folliculits can occur on penile skin,near the base, as there are hair follicles ( small pors, even though there is no hair there)

in either case, this would most likely go away in 4-5 days,

if you have more symptoms as mentioned above, you should see your primary doctor.

otherwise i would not worry at this point.

please feel free to ask any questions you have

Expert:  Internist replied 1 month ago.

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