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HPV SCARE

QUESTION
A few months ago I looked inside my urethra and noticed a small, flat, whitish dot. It is slightly red around the dot. When I pee the stream is slightly skewed. Sometimes it is hard to start to pee and there is slight discomfort. After ejaculation the opening of the urethra is slightly red. The dot has not changed in size or color. I was tested about a year ago and was STD free. I have had protected sex since. I am embarrassed and scared that I have HPV, I plan to visit my physician within two weeks. Do you think he is a good person to see about this or should I see a urologist? Do you think this is HPV?

ANSWER
It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor about your sexual health concerns, be honest and open about your sexual practices. Most physicians can readily diagnose and treat common STDs. Small warts can be a symptom of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) and can occur anywhere in the genital area including inside the tip of the penis. There are a variety of treatments to remove warts. Many of those treatments can be done in a clinic or doctor’s office.

To your health,
Dr. K


   
 
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