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
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Allow myself to introduce…myself. Hi! I’m Jackie Zimmerman and I am a new blogger here at HealthCentral. I am, however, not new to living with ulcerative colitis (UC) and now with my jpouch. I was diagnosed with UC in May of 2009 after a very painful and very awake flexible sigmoidoscopy. I remember my GI at the time patting me on the shoulder when I was still lying on the table and saying to me, “Don’t worry, it’s just colitis.”
So, I didn’t worry. I also didn’t tell anyone either. In fact, I was so mortified at the prospect of having a butt disease that I didn’t even tell my parents. I told no one and lived with the reality and fear completely on my own. It wasn’t until I ended up in the hospital for a week that I finally told my family and friends that I, indeed, did have ulcerative colitis. I made my parents swear not to tell my family or their friends. I mean, could you imagine? Everyone talking about my butt and...
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