[Question #5743] hsv / hpv

21 months ago
Hello,

I wanted to start out by thanking the medical professionals on this forum. 

Does hpv go away for men? if so what needs to be done?

What are they symptoms of hsv1 ?
how soon can symptoms start ?

What are the symptoms of hsv2 ?
21 months ago
original post #5733
21 months ago
i see 6 flat red dots on the tip of my penis.
i used a condom the whole time 

i’m 50 hours after possible exposure

i was wearing s bathing suit for the past two days
can i send picture ?
21 months ago
is it possible to get hsv outbreak at about 50 hours of exposure on a place where the condom was fully covering ?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
21 months ago
I'm sorry that you felt the need to return to our Forum with this set of repetitive questions.  You must be feeling quite anxious despite my earlier assurance that the encounter you described did not put you at meaningful risk for STI.  I'll address your questions in the order that they appears:

1.  HPV infections do resolve without therapy in the vast majority of men who acquire infection.  The process takes up to several years.  In persons whose HPV infection leads to visible genital warts, the resolution process may be accelerated by any number of widely available therapies including freezing with liquid nitrogen, application of mild acids, topical immune stimulants or laser, amongst others.

The symptoms of genital herpes are similar whether the genital infection is due to genital HSV-1 or -2.  The initial episode typically starts as small red spots (often as a cluster) which quickly (over less than 24 hours) evolve to become small blisters (1-3 mm) filled with clear fluid. These blisters then break open to form shallow ulcerations.  The lesions most typically occur in clusters and in men, towards the end of the penis (relevant to your earlier question, in areas that would be covered by a condom.

2.  six small red dots, if they remain red dots are unlikely to be due to herpes or any other STI.  They could represent irritation from your bathing suit, a fungal infection, or another sort of rash.  Your best way to get these evaluated is to have a trained medical clinician take a look.  We do not take pictures on this site. Past experience has shown that they are of little value.  Sorry.

3.  A condom worn throughout sex would make herpes at the site covered by the condom most unlikely.

I hope these responses will be helpful to you.  EWH
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21 months ago
can this be an allergy to spermicide or latex ?
21 months ago
there 4 or 5 single dots separated...not connected in a cluster.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
21 months ago
Yes, about 9% of persons are allergic to latex and this could be a manifestation of latex (or spermicide) allergy.  The lesions you describe do not sound like an STI and are far more likely to be a fungal infection (not an STI, will likely resolve on its own), the result of local trauma, or an allergic reaction.  I would not worry at this time, if they grow or become open sores, then I would seek a medical evaluation.

I must also warn you that our site prohibits repetitive anxiety-driven posts and maintains the right to delete such questions without a response and without return of your fee. I think you are worrying more about your recent encounter and these lesions than is warranted.  You do have one follow-up post permitted as well.  I would suggest that you use it judiciously as further questions on this topic may not be answered.  I say this out of concern for you, nothing more- we can only provide so much information on line and if you really feel you need assessment the best way to address it is to be seen by a medical professional.  EWH
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21 months ago
Thank you Doctor.  Yes, I do understand my anxiety has taken the best of me but only because of the coincidence of the episode that occurred right after with multiple dots. I really appreciate your responses as they gave me a piece of mind while traveling. Yes, I absolutely regret my actions.

That being said it has been 24 hours since i first noticed the dots and they only look to be getting smaller in size with no change in formation.

what is the best test for and when can i start running them to 100% ensure:

 hsv 1
hsv 2
hpv
anything else i should test for while i’m doing this?

I do have a partner so doing this to ensure there best.

thank you again
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
21 months ago
Final answers.  You need to see a trained clinician.  The best test for evaluating for HSV is a PCR test taken with a swab.  Testing for HPV is a waste of time. HPV infections are not apparent until several months after and exposure.  There is a good chance that you will have a clinician take a look at the spots you are worried about and tell you that testing is a waste of time

This is my 3rd response to your questions.  I hope that the information I have provided has been helpful.  There will be no further responses to this thread and future new anxiety-driven of repetitive questions may be deleted without a response.  EWH
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