Expert Answers – My boyfriend has red lines around his penis…is an STD the cause?

Expert Answers - My boyfriend has red lines around his penis...is an STD the cause?

However, the patient could develop other symptoms like fever,malaise or burning urine. In Oct of 2013, while in South America for job i met a woman my age. Regardless, 20 days after an unprotected encounter, I noticed a bump that looked like an ingrown hair on my penis shaft (have gotten them before). HSV2 mainly infect the genital areas that develop into blister on infected skin regions. I may be wrong, but when I ask him to get his symptoms checked out, he refuses. Good luck to you and have a good day ! I had to return back home in Sep of 2014 and met her once again in Jun of 2015 when came for a visit .

Or, a penis rash could be a sign of a serious condition…so the sooner he sees a doctor, the sooner he can be treated, if necessary. However the risk of transmitting the virus increases when symptoms are present and it is best to avoid sexual activity when this happen. This is a skin condition caused by either an irritant or an allergy. For example, some people have allergic reactions to fragrances, perfumes, soaps, lotions, or detergent…even lube. Over the following 5 days some blister / ulcer type of openings developed on shaft of penis closer to the head around the circumference, mostly on the bottom and the sides. Again, a doctor can diagnose this condition on sight, and recommend treatment if necessary. Symptoms of HSV2 consist of small red bumps known as papules that appear in the genital area.

Expert Answers - My boyfriend has red lines around his penis...is an STD the cause?
Although more common in women, men can get yeast infections, too. Symptoms often include a red rash and is more common among uncircumcised men. Assuming she is telling the truth about not being sexually active during time of my absence ( i DO believe her) and myself not having contracted anything during our 10 months unprotected sexual relationship when i first met her is it possible to catch Herpes only after 10 days together on second encounter ? Also, be aware that male yeast infections are more common in men with diabetes…so, depending on your boyfriend’s risk of diabetes, his doctor may also decide to check your boyfriend’s blood sugar. Other symptoms of HSV2 may also include itching in the genital or anal regions, fever, swollen lymph nodes in the groin, muscle aches, headaches, painful urination, and some women may experience vaginal discharge. Poor hygiene is another possibility. Sometimes men ⎼ especially uncircumcised men ⎼ develop an irritation below the head of the penis because of poor hygiene.

If they don’t regularly pull back the foreskin and clean the tip of the penis, dead skin cells, sweat, dirt, bacteria and fungus can accumulate and cause irritation or infection. As you suspect, it’s also possible that your boyfriend has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Some people may or may not experience recurrence of genital herpes and when they do, the subsequent outbreaks do not last as long as the first outbreak. And if you’ve had unprotected sex with him or with other partners, you’re also at risk for a sexually transmitted infection. Just so you know, some STDs, like herpes, can cause red painful sores on the penis, although herpes sores do go away in between outbreaks. To keep each other safe, get tested and practice safer sex. To find out if an STD is the cause of his rash, and if you may be infected as well, getting tested for common STDs is a good idea.

Infected mother increases the risk of newborn getting infected with the virus when passing through the birth canal. This can help prevent the passage of STDs back and forth until you’ve both been tested ⎼ and treated, if necessary ⎼ for STDs. As for your boyfriend’s refusal to see a doctor…he’s not alone. Many people delay medical exams, sometimes with serious consequences. Untreated STDs, diabetes, skin conditions, allergies or infections can continue to cause discomfort and might cause irreversible health damage down the road. Eye infection can occur when you touch the infected site and rubbing your eyes promptly. It might also help to speak with a trusted friend, doctor or therapist to discuss your boyfriend’s resistance to medical care, which may also be putting your health at risk.

Dr. Oldson is Medical Director of the Analyte Physicians Group. She is on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, as well as Clinical Instructor at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. There are three different ways in which acyclovir drug can be administered. Dr. Oldson was educated at Rush Medical College and completed her residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

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