[Question #7603] QUestion regarding exposure over a month ago

4 months ago
Hi Doctor,
This is a just a follow up from my previous quesiton. I receive oral sex a month ago. But today i noticed a small white blister or maybe a wart at the end of the penis not the tip but toward the end. I showed it to my family doctor and he said not to worry about. He gave me an ointment and told me to apply it to the are and that i will go away. He said its not a std because you dont get warts like HPV or HIV through the reeceipt of oral sex. So if it not HPV then what caused this. My family doctor said that the anatomy of the penis causes these types of things and he said to not get paranoid about apossible std and he said that i is not an std. Just wanted your input
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
4 months ago
I’m sorry you felt the need to return to our forum. Particularly after Dr. Handsfield’s warning that further anxiety driven questions may not be answered.  On average it takes about three months for words to appear following a sexual exposure. Is your doctor explained general warts following receipt of oral sex are virtually unheard of. I am confident that your doctors assessment is accurate and that this is not an STI.  Your doctor had the advantage of being able to directly examine you and should be believed. You should except his assessment and move forward without concern. I urge you to take steps to address your unwarranted anxiety.  EWH ---
4 months ago
So doctor what caused this wart.. he gave me cream to apply. Its very little in size Barely noticeable. Can this be passed on to my wife?? And how long does it take for warts to show up after exposure. And is warts from receding oral sex rare or common? 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
4 months ago
This wa not a wart.  Your doctor said so.  It represents some other process, likely a normal gland or cyst.

Your question regarding warts following receipt of oral sex is redundant. See my 4th sentence in my original response.  EWH 
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4 months ago
He said it was a wart but not caused by hiv or hpv just confused on what could cause it
4 months ago
Could you advise he said it was not a sti or hpv or hiv just said it was a wart. Thats y I'm confused
4 months ago
If there is no test for hpv then how would u know if have it or not?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
4 months ago
This anxiety-driven questions cannot be answered.  I cannot tell you what your doctor’s statements meant.  You need to ask him.  That said, your exposure is virtually no risk for acquisition of genital warts; the occurrence of the lesion you describe is to soon after the expo to be consistent with genital warts and genital warts would not occur to quickly to suggest that the lesion you noted was a wart.  Once again, I urge you to address your guilt and anxiety and to set aside your unwarranted concerns about STIs from the encounter you described.

End of thread. EWH 
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