FROM OUR EXPERTS
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
The very first experience of genital herpes can be the most uncomfortable. Flare ups after this tend to be a lot milder and clear up more quickly. People experience different levels of discomfort but the most common complaints are stinging or itching around the genital or anal area. Sometimes fluid-filled blister appear which burst after a couple of days leaving a painful red sore. If urine touches the sores this can also be a cause of pain.
Some women experience very painful blisters in and around the labia, the clitoris, the vagina and cervix. A watery discharge may result, as may painful and difficult urination. It is estimated that around one in ten women get a vaginal yeast infection as a result of the primary herpes infection.
Up to forty percent of men experience a discharge from the penis. Some men also experience swelling and pain around the groin and pelvis area. This is due to swelling of lymph glands. Men tend not to experience painful urination.
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