sores under glans(glands) from minimal contact – Dermatology

sores under glans(glands) from minimal contact - Dermatology

sores under glans(glands) from minimal contact - Dermatology
Before I start, I got tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2 six months ago and it showed up negative and didn’t have any sexual contact since then. Rather  the skin changes, swelling and redness, and particularly the little discolored bumps, sound highly suggestive of a fungal (yeast) infection (the other, less likely, possibility is some other sort of dermtological condition) . It’s not really spots but rather like a layer that covers the glans. Further, herpes symptoms always occur in discrete outbreaks, which never last more than 10-14 days; never recur more often than every 4-6 weeks; and there are no symptoms at all between outbreaks. We then engaged in unprotected sex. Sometimes it appears to be redder, sometimes it appears to be pinky. The only way of ruling it out is by getting yourself tested for genital herpes.

Laboratory tests include: culture of the virus, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) studies to detect virus, skin biopsy, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to test for presence of viral DNA. My question: are there any “mild” pictures of herpes that present on the glans of the penis only? So the most probable reason for your condition is an STD, for which you need to get tested. I cannot tell it the rash is unfilled blisters or just shiny loose skin, I keep moving the skin and see different things. The nerve endings in the glans, which in the intact penis are just beneath the surface of the mucous membrane, are now buried by successive layers of keratinization. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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