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please help, stds problems

im 16 and im really concerned about stds and me having one. there are these shinny redish bumps on my penis shaft and on the head of my penis. sometimes, theres a little sting or tingle on my penis, doesnt hurt that much.

For one, i had given and recieved oral sex when i was really young (about elementary school) with two guys (im straight, back then i didnt know any better). Neither of them have cold sores, herepes virus 1. since then, i havent been sexually active.

These redish bumps have been on my penis for as long as i can remember and they have never gone away.

im a weird kid, when i shower i never dry off my penis and just put my underwear on. also, ive been using hand soap on my penis and sometimes masterbaited in the shower with the soap. i dont know if this ties into any of this.

i would really appreciate any feedback, thank you
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1331558 tn?1317687687
Nick1994, What we say on this forum is meant to help no matter what. We are not here to say stuff in order to sugarcoat it but we are here to assist anyway we can. Oral herpes can be passed on from mother to child however it does not happen all the time. Listen, the only way you can be sure on your end is to get this evaluated by physician to see what's up.
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Well, this may be a dermatological problem if you haven't had an exposure. Moisture can bring on some problems to your penis and chemical in the soap can cause irritation in the penis.
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i also forgot to mention that i also had poor hygiene to my genitals when i was younger(eighth grade to ninth grade), and i played a lot of sports and wouldnt touch my genitals in the shower but now i do
1331558 tn?1317687687
Poor hygiene can do that to the genital and create these symptoms.
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but even for almost 2 years after good hygiene? by the way thanks for the help, really appreciate it :)
1331558 tn?1317687687
It could happen but, I truly think this is a dermatological problem opposed as a sexually transmitted one.
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thanks for the help. I hope youre not just saying this to make me feel better, i really want the truth. what kind of condition specifically? and if the person i had oral sex with got a std from his mom, could he give it to me orally if it was his first time?
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my apologies, is that the only std that could be passed down at birth (the son having it orally)? im sorry for all the questions im just concerned
1331558 tn?1317687687
A lot of things can be passed down from mother to child. HSV could, hepatitis, Syphilis, and even HIV but you know what: those transmission rarely occur, especially, from childbirth. Now childhood experiences such as yourself happens and I do not know what to say about that other than to say you have nothing to worry about but you need to get examined about this concern, not by me or anybody here on this site, but, by a qualified physician or dermatological expert.
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thanks a bunch aelly, i cant express my gratitude enough. next doctors visit i will ask him. i come from a small town in CT and hopefully thatd lower the chances. im also relieved that those transformations come rarely. isnt it true that mothers get tested before labor anyways? and could knowing before hand assure the baby doesnt get the std?
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Yes, mothers are checked out during labor and pregnancy before, during, and after the event.
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ok so if they did find the std in the mother theyd do a procedure so the baby wouldnt acquire it? was this available in the 90's?
1331558 tn?1317687687
Some stds can be avoidable and some precautions can help deter the infection in a child however, it is all up to genetics to decide. Seriously, Do not dig further into your anxiety. You have nothing to worry about.
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by now youre probably getting annoyed by me, but i dont understand how i can not worry. if it wasnt a std and some kind of skin problem, would it be safe to have oral sex with my girlfriend who is 100% clean?
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If this concerns a lot, like I have been telling you for a while, go to the doctors, man. Hold off sexual activities until you know what is up with you. You are clearly overanxious. And if you wanna know something else? You say those bumps have been there for a long time. It is not hsv because herpetic bumps or should I say blisters rupture into painful sores and then crust over and heal into new skin. That is why I say it could be a skin irritation but this is just a thought. I am not a physician but an assistance.
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ok thats good, how can i go to the docotrs and take an std test without my parents knowing? and if you had to take an educated guess... what the hells wrong with me?!
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also, i have this bruise like thing under the rim of the head of my penis, it doesnt hurt but it doesnt go away either, could this be from masterbaiting a lot?
1331558 tn?1317687687
Hmmm, that is tricky question however you can look into planned parenthood.com for info as to how you can get tested. If this was an educated guess, I would assume that you are going through some sort of skin problem rather than a std because you are worried about exposures that took place years ago and you know something: if you did have something, you would know about it if you were going to the doctor's for checkup every couple months after those exposures and even before you began to question these bumps here on medhelp.
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ive never told my dotcor about this before, you need to stretch the penis skin to really see it better. plus what would the doctor check for if i just go for my physicals and normal checkups (i dont go often). do they always check for stds? id figure theyd check for hiv/aids right?
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If you need to stretch in order to see something, then it is not std related. Most std symptoms that are in physical appearance are there and obvious. Physicals are commonplace to check out anything else that might be wrong with you and check-ups are routine but it is always helpful to ask the physician of any additional problems you may have such as your bumps.
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well some symptoms are small ive read, but these bumps are shinnyish at times and when i masterbait, they become red. i play baseball and when i do my physical they only touch my balls. these shinny bumps are also on the rim of the head and on the head
1331558 tn?1317687687
You might be experiencing a common skin condition on the penis known as pearly penile papules. This is absolutely normal for males including teenagers. If you have been having them for the longest time, then, clearly this is the case. You say they are located at the rim, the head and on the penile shaft and you say you could only see them when you stretch the skin? I think all this time you may have been paying attention too closely to something you had for a long time. I cannot be for sure but I am sure this is the only thing I could think of.
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im looking at some pearly penile papules and mine are as white as those. mine look more like scales. sometimes you can only see them when you stretch the skin, there just shiny
1331558 tn?1317687687
This is normal and if you want at some point in your life, you could get them removed. But one thing: is what I mentioned somewhere along the lines of what you may be experiencing?
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