About once or
twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me
to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men
have sought evaluation before and STILL don't know what they have.
Here are the
most common causes of this symptom:
grouped lesions on the penis that are painful? Think about genital herpes as the cause. These lesions can also occur on the buttocks or anal area. The
initial outbreak may be associated with fever. Herpes is the most common STD in
and most genital lesions in men are herpes.
Have a bump
that looks like a wart or has a cauliflower appearance? You may have genital
warts. Warts are caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus --
different ones than those that cause cervical cancer in women. In most cases,
the warts do not cause symptoms, but occasionally they can burn, itch or be
tender. They can also produce a discharge. The lesions may be tan, pink or
As women, we learn about our sexual health from the time we are teenagers. We are taught how our bodies work and are encouraged to go to the doctor for annual exam. We pay attention to our reproductive system, aren’t afraid to talk to our friends about our sexual health and learn to listen to our bodies. But for men, once puberty is over, sexual health is often forgotten. The following are 10 things you may not know about men’s sexual health. Men Aren’t Always in the Mood The image, for most people, is that men are always in the mood. They are willing, at any time and anyplace to jump into bed. But men experience stress, tiredness, problems weighing on his mind and a myriad of other reasons that tonight just isn’t the right time for sex. We want our man to understand that when we are tired or have had a stressful day wanting to roll over and go to sleep doesn’t reflect on our love or desire for him so we have to understand that the times he isn’t in t...
<p><strong>What Is Genital Warts?</strong></p>
<p>Genital warts, also known as condylomata acuminata, are small growths in the genital area, commonly appearing around the vaginal opening or inside the vagina on the cervix, around the anus, on the penis, and on the perineum (the area between the genitals and anus). They are highly contagious, and are most commonly spread through sexual or other intimate body contact.</p>
<p>It may take from three to 12 months after infection for a wart to appear. In addition, the virus may remain in skin tissues even after warts are removed, making recurrence common. Conditions producing excess vaginal moisture and discharge, such as yeast infections or pregnancy, may encourage wart growth in women.</p>
<p>Genital warts are linked to an increased risk of cervical and penile cancer. (Cervical cancer is detected in the early curable stages by Pap smear. All sexually active women should have a Pap s...
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