[Question #1250] HPV, Fungal Infection or worse?
88 months ago
I’m a 36 y/o male and have read through multiple threads on
this site trying to identify what I might have.
The information can be confusing.
Thank you for what you do, I think it is a great service. About 18 months ago, I had unprotected
intercourse that was extremely brief.
Approximately 10 days after the encounter, an ulcer appeared on my
scrotum. I panicked and applied
anti-bacterial hand sanitizer to the ulcer and it scabbed up and disappeared in
5 days. A few weeks later, another ulcer presented and was handled in the same
manner with the same outcome. I have not
had any ulcers since, but I have had fairly constant symptoms in my genitals areas
from that point forward. I have had constant burning, itching, pinching,
crawling sensations in my pubic region, groin folds, penis, scrotum, perineum, anus,
and thighs. The symptoms will change
from mild (almost unnoticeable) to severe (almost unbearable) and back and
forth. It has been happening like this
for the past 18 months. I treated it as jock itch to no avail using otc
miconazole and clotrimazole. I thought
it worked after 5 days of use, but the symptoms resurfaced after the 5th
day. I was tested for STD’s at 1 month
and 12 months post encounter with all results coming back negative. Recently, I
noticed a spot on the shaft of my penis that looks just like a Fordyce spot,
but is a little more pronounced than the others. I keep checking my scrotum and think I have
found what looks like a wart only to check again later and be unable to find
it. Is this HPV, a fungal infection, or
something worse and do any of these have symptoms that last this long and are
constant? Thanks for your insight.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
88 months ago