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I have a swollen and itchy meatis There are tiny red bumps

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I have a swollen and itchy meatis
There are tiny red bumps on my glans
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
Can you post a photo of the affected area?
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
How long has it been like this? Are you sexually active?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am. A condom broke a 5 weeks ago
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm worried it might be herpes
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have discharge from the meatus?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No discharge
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The red spots come and go. Usually last 3-4 days
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

This doesn't look like herpes. It looks more like a possible fungal infection or just inflammation called balanitis. I would recommend you see your doctor for an exam and they should consider prescribing an anti fungal and topical steroid called betamethasone with Clotrimazole. Since you are sexually active, you should just be tested for all STDs just to be sure. Hope this helps.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was tested and all results came back negative.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do your recommend a topical cream?
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
That's a good sign. Then this is most likely not an STD. This is most likely information or if I'm going to faction. I do recommend a topical steroid and antifungal cream.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok...Could it be HPV?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The meatus tingles sometimes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I use protection and after sex the glans tends to flare up
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
No, it does not look like HPV. HPV looks like warts it's possible you may have a bacterial infection of the urethra causing urethritis. If your doctor is not done a formal urine culture, they should do this as well to make sure you don't need to be treated with antibiotics.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's done a urine culture and everything came back clean
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
OK. This is just information. You just need to be treated with topical steroid cream.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Got it. Thank you Dr!
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
You're welcome. Please don't forget to leave me a rating so I can get credit for helping you. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

Can you please leave me a rating so I can get credit for the time I spent helping you? Thanks

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