I have a spot on my penis that I’m worried about

Question:

Hello,

I am 25 years old. I recently noticed that I have a red small pimple on my penis. I go to the gym every day and sometimes do not take a shower after the workout if I am going directly home. I have had oral sex but never inserted the penis into a vagina. Is there anything I should be worrying about? Is this normal or I am ruined? I am so worried.

Thank you.

Answer:

Oral sex does not prevent the spread of infections. I would like you to go to a doctor. If you can see a doctor who specializes in sexually transmitted diseases, that would be even better. Another good specialist would be a dermatologist. If I had to guess, I would say that you probably have a genital wart (HPV). This disease can be passed from one person to another. It is connected with cancer when people get older.

If it is a genital wart, treatment is straightforward, but you need to have a doctor treat it. Don’t use over-the-counter products since they are not formulated for use on the genitals.