[Question #1495] HPV

45 months ago
Hello Doctors, this question has little to nothing to do with my last questions on the forum, I have moved on since my last event. However I have for a long time seen this small dot on the head of my penis, it is about the size of a ball point pin dot. From what I remember it used to be less dark in color. Now I have had some partners from the last 3 years or so, most single exposure that could have gave it to me. Now I am not to worried about HPV as I know it is low risk, however if this seems like a HPV wart I will get it treated just in case the condom breaks I would prefer not to infect any females. From what I can build up in my hazy memory is I have had this blood blister looking dot on the head of my penis for some time definitely the last year maybe even 5. Never really paid close attention for it did not hurt, grow or pop, cap ect. But recently I was bathing and noticed it seemed slightly more raised than usual and darker. To give you an idea it is small like the ball point of a pin, hard, raised, pretty circular, painless, and from what I remember it was always more red. Recently it seems to look rather darker not completely black but like blood blister dark when they get super dark and are healing. Also I am pretty sure I got my first 2 gardisal shots when I was a virgin (not completely sure though). Then I think I slept with  a couple of people and finally got the last one. I have had a herpes, clam, gon, HIV test all negative. Haven't had a syph test y'all said I didn't display signs so I didn't spend the money. However I figure this cold be HPV, and Id rather ask first for a little amount of money than go to the doctor. If anything is unclear let me know. But all in all it was never flesh colored (usually red) used to be less raised I think, never got bigger, never really left just kind of changed colors o me over the year(s) never spread to there locations . Can a blood blister last that long though, or maybe cancerous or not cancerous mole? thank you!
45 months ago
But for the sake of diagnosing lets say Ive only had it for like 6 months and it hasn't left because I know for a fact I have had it that long. Also I am of lighter color skin, pretty white overall so when I say it is darker it in no way matches or comes near the same shade as my skin tone. 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
45 months ago
This doesn't sound like a wart or any other STD. There are plenty of bumps or other variations in the skin, genital or elsewhere, that this could be. Without growth or appearance of new bumps, a minor change of color is meaningless. And having been immunized with Gardasil dramatically reduces the chance that these are warts. But the only way to know is to see a doctor for professional diagnosis. Do that. In the meantime, hands off. Don't attempt to treat them and don't repeatedly examine them.

This is your 6th (or seventh?) question on the forum, all reflecting far more anxiety about STDs than warranted by real risks. The forum does not permit repeated anxiety driven questions by the same users. This will have to be your last one; future new questions will be deleted without reply and without refund of the posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers; because experience shows that continued answers tends to simply prolong such anxieties, when the real answer normally should be professional counseling; and because such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. I trust you will understand.

I will be happy to comment once more on your current genital bumps if you would like to return in the next 1-2 weeks to report the result of professional examination, but until then I'll have nothing more to say about them.

Best wishes--  HHH, MD

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45 months ago
Its fine you can go ahead and close this forum. I called my Urologist and have an appointment for late January so if it stays the same Ill ask him about it if it gets worse Ill just go to my GP.  I have to check out my ultrasounds for a pending medical condition anyway with my urologist. Also just so you know I live in the mountains for most the week ,some weekends Ill he'd into town to my other house. It is less money to get advice through medical forums such as this one (though I use many for different reasons), than to drive 2 hours into town and pay for a visit that ends up pointless because I am not in the medical field. I will admit I was over analyzing things, but Id always rather be safe than sorry. Only reason this concerned me was for cancerous/spreading to others. However I will not be seen by a doctor in the next two weeks, so go ahead and close the convo. Thanks for the help.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
45 months ago
You're welcome. I'm glad to helped. In general dermatologists are the real experts in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating genital HPV problems. But many urologist are excellent as well.

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