Genital ulcers are open sores occurring on the genital area, which appear as flesh-colored bumps and blisters on the affected region. The causes are inflammatory diseases, trauma, the reaction of skin products, sexually transmitted diseases. It is managed by applying topical antimicrobials, topical anti-inflammatory agents, and cold compress with Burow's solution (Aluminium triacetate) to reduce edema and swelling.
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I have painful wound with itching in penis after sex. Is it gonorrhea?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old, male. I am traveling and had sex two weeks ago without condom. After two days, I felt itching and pain while peeing. Now, two weeks later, I have white painful wound on my penis. I visited a doctor yesterday and received an injection and two pills antibiotics. He said ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed ulcers after two weeks. Usually, in gonorrhea you will have painful white discharge from penis. In syphilis, ulcer will develop after 10 to 14 days, painless single, button like ulcer. Painful genital ulcers in this case are may be herpes simplex, ... Read Full »
I have painful ulcers, after using hair removal cream in my bikini area. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have used hair removal cream on my bikini area and never had any reactions before. But, this time it irritated my labia, and I have two painful ulcers. I have been using Vagisil and Hc45 hydrocortisone cream for three days, but it is still the same. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the pictures attached, it appears like herpes genitalis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest you the tablet Acyclovir (antiviral drug) 200 mg tablet, five times a day for five days, and the following tests: 1... Read Full »
Why am I having this one-sided head to toe nerve pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with an unknown person. Since then, I feel unhealthy. I feel like one-sided nerve pain and for the first two months felt weakness and now the fifth year is going on. I tested four times for HIV and it is negative. I have also been checked for also herpes , 2 and syp... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your fear. If you have used a condom while having intercourse, then it is less likely to acquire a sexually transmitted infection. You can either have an ulcer over your genitals or pus from your urethra in case of sexually transmitted infections. ... Read Full »
I have an ulcer on the inner side of my foreskin with a burning sensation and itching. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have had an ulcer on the inner side of my foreskin for four to five days with a burning sensation and itching. Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I reviewed the pictures you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and it looks like herpes. Therefore, I suggest you do the following tests. 1. Treponema pallidum hemagglutination test.... Read Full »
There is a left curvature on my penis when erect. Is it normal?
Query: Hello doctor, My penis has a left curvature when erect. Is it normal, or whether I have to take any treatment? I also have red spots on my penis head, and it appears pinkish at the opening. Kindly help. Thanks. Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The curvature on the penis can be corrected surgically by placating the opposite side of the curvature. There will be a little bit shortening of the penis, but it will be straight. This curvature does not prevent... Read Full »
Can CMV and Epstein-Barr virus cause genital ulcers?
Query: Hello doctor, I have three questions. 1) Can cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus cause genital ulcers? 2) My immunoglobulins were low for IgM at 25 and high for IgE at 151. Could there be anything to worry? 3) I am sending a picture of something that appeared in my mouth. Could that be candidi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your descriptions and the picture attached, it seems you have candidiasis or oral lichen planus. The CMV (cytomegalovirus) and EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) both do not cau... Read Full »
I have an ulcer over the scrotum, which does not heal with Povidone Iodine ointment. Please suggest a different ointment.
Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sore or ulcer on my scrotum for the past three to four days, which is not painful unless I rub or clean it. Before it developed, I had severe itching, so I rubbed it for relief. I did not have any sexual intercourse, but I do masturbate. I accidentally wore a wet dress and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You need not worry about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because there is no history of sexual intercourse. It might be due to folliculitis or other infection. Wear loose... Read Full »
Are recurring genital lesions indicative of herpes?
Query: Hello doctor,I was wondering if you could help me figure out if I have herpes or not. I have had these come and go and went to a doctor to see, but they said it is caused by humidity and clothes and that it is not herpes, but it keeps reoccurring. I had the same worry last year, but it was less than... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Do you use harsh soaps? Is there any allergic reaction to soap, lubricant, or latex? Do you have a tingling or burning sensation? Do you have painful lesions, fever, itching, or irritation... Read Full »
Why do I get recurrent burning and ulcers at the tip of penis even after topical medication?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a sexually inactive 29-year-old male. I have a burning sensation near the tip of the penis for few days while urinating. Before few days, I also had an ulcer under the head of the penis. I am circumcised. Sometimes, I have a burning sensation while doing ejaculation during masturbatio... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ulcer usually occurs due to friction. Read Full »
What could be the cause for the sore on my testis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore on my testis. It is round and bulged with an indent in the middle. When I try and squeeze it, it bleeds but no pus or discharge. I did go to my general physician, and he says it might be a wart, but he is not sure. I would like to get a second opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached photograph (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) looks like a genital ulcer. There are different reasons for this. 1. It could be due to bacterial infection. 2. Due to some medications. 3. Trauma. 4. Venereal disease. There are some ... Read Full »