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Can it be genital warts or herpes?! I'm scared.

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Dear Doctors,

I noticed after having intercourse with a girl that the base of my penis has a couple of bumps? They get somewhat inflamed at times. They don't itch or anything, and it's just 4-5 lumps. They're not filled with liquid, and are somewhat scattered. One of on the shaft and the others are at the base. It itched somewhat bad for the first week or so (but I'm also allergic to latex, and I'm pretty sure I had a latex reaction because it was red and itchy and had a semi rash and the skin proceeded to fall off afterwards). I asked my partner and she claims she got checked and that she's clean, but my penis lumps are somewhat indicating otherwise. They also have no hair follicles coming out of the bumps.

I also have pictures, but I can't seem to attach them on here. Can it be genital warts or herpes?! I'm scared. Let me know

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replied October 20th, 2014
Sexual Health - Men Answer A49646
Thank you for asking

Penile skin has different chemistry and composition. Excess of sebaceous glands and secretion and location of genitals and environmental role like tight clothings, sweating, poor coital and toilt habits etc compromise it some time.

They self resolve and is nothing to woryr about. it happens and happens alot. Just stop looking at them. What eyes dont see mind does not worry about. rest i gaurantee it is innocuous and just needs hygiene reconsiderations.

take care

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