Herpes

Herpes is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). It causes lesions in the genitals, lips, oral mucosa, and face. The symptoms include blisters, ulcers, cold sores, vaginal discharge, and pain on urinating.

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I have white mark on penis after masturbation. Could this be herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to get herpes on the penis from masturbation? I have a small white mark on the head of my penis and I get cold sores on my lips after two days. I am currently on Phenytoin, Clonazepam for epilepsy, Tamsulosin and Dutasteride for enlarged prostate.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attach a picture of the lesion for details. Do you have papules, vesicles, or crust? Pain in lesion? Burning, tingling, or ulcer? Is it a primary episode or recurrent? Any lesion on the vermilion border of lips? Or genital lesions?  Read Full »

I have itchy bumps in the breast with blisters filled with pus. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itchy bumps located on right breast with blisters filled with pus.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you attach picture of it? Are those painful? Are you sexually active or do have close contacts with other individuals or do you share any clothes? If those are multiple small vesicles aligned or grouped together, with clear fluid inside rather than pus, then th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of painful anal ulcers?

Query: Suffering for anal ulcers for 4 months now, diagnosed with SIBO last year which was treated with antibiotics and now experiencing ulcers in the rectum which are very painful. Been tested for ulcerative colitis and chrons disease which came back negative. I have had STI checks so can rule this out al...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Painful ulceration over anal and perianal area plus around nose and mouth suggest some possibilities. Zinc deficiency Vitamin B complex deficiency, folic acid deficiency Behcet Disease Veneral disease (for which you have test such as syphilis) Inflammto...  Read Full »

Can red bumps at the back of tongue be due to herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red bumps at the back area of my tongue. Could this be oral herpes? I received unprotected blowjob a week back. As such, is it possible to get oral herpes although I was the one receiving the blowjob and did not engage in any kissing with my sexual partner?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it does not seem to be herpes infection on the back of your tongue. Those red bumps are they painful? Do you have swallowing difficulties? If not then those are your taste buds, they are present in every one. Wo...  Read Full »

Is there any relation between dark vaginal pigmentation and herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two concerns. I have not had sex in over a month and I used a condom with a partner I have been on and off with over the last two years. I have never had any sores from him, and he never had a sore either. My concerns are: I have noticed this dark pigmentation in a few spots. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not be worried. Just a dark pigmentation or red area is not of much significance. In herpes, usually, there are a lot of painful eruptions which is not so in your case. In warts, there are irregular bumps which are again not so in your case. Just maintain genital ...  Read Full »

I have rash on scrotum with 2 bumps. Can this be herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have rash on scrotum with 2 bumps that did not become truly visible until I shaved. Could this be herpes?  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would require a photograph so that I am able to guide you better.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a cream for painless pimple on the penis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a painless pimple protruding on my penis skin. I am concerned about STD. I carried out blood tests and it shows herpes. Kindly suggest some cream.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes genitalis usually presents with well-defined erosions or polycyclic lesions. The lesions are usually associated with pain or a burning sensation. Treatment is with oral antivirals. You complain of painless bumps which are unlikely to be herpes. It seems more l...  Read Full »

What causes a cluster of bumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years of age. I had unprotected sex and I am having sex with the same partner for more than a year and a half. Suddenly, I got itching sensation and found that I have got itchy bumps on my penis which started clustering together. Later, it healed automatically. I also found when ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have genital molluscum contagiosum. It is an STD (sexually transmitted disease). They can be removed with electrocautery or radiofrequency cautery. Itchy ra...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation and sex cause pimple in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male, who is in good health. So, here is the story. It first started two weeks ago. My girlfriend thought it would be fun to remove my pubic hair one night. She started the waxing process, but after the first removal strips had been off, I decided I was never going t...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to tell you that you only have small bumps over the shaft of the penis. There is no discharge, redness, itching or tingling. Most of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) results in discharge, mild fever, and ...  Read Full »

Can masturbating using saliva cause herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had this sore on my lip for a week now. It is drying up but before it was drying I masturbated using my saliva and touched the sore. For certain reasons I am aware, this sore could be herpes. My question is could I have passed it to my genitals by touching and rubbing my penis.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Less likely, but it is possible if the sore on your lips is herpes only. But, chances of this happening are less as infection at lip will give you immunity against current infection. So virus will not be able to multiply at other sites. Also, since lesion is drying, ...  Read Full »

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