Any advice? - Worried :(
Hey guys, new to these boards so please bear with me. Sort of concerned about what's been going on the last few months, and need some advice as to what I should/shouldn't do. Here's what has been happening:
March 2004: Ended a 2 yr relationship with a girl I'd been going out with. We had oral sex (unprotected) and protected sex.
Sept 2004: Wake up one morning and have shingles, right after that I develop a pimple type bump on my penis (at the same time as the shingles). It comes and goes as a pimple would, with no bleeding, scabs, pain or itchiness. I tie it to a side of the shingles, and forget it.
Oct 2004-Nov 2004: New bump comes. This one is smaller, the normal color of skin, with a black head. It hangs around for 1-2 months, and then I get tired of it and pop it. It pops exactly like a blackhead, so I *think* it was a blocked pore and again forget it.
Dec-Jan 2005: Same blackhead thing happens again.
Feb 2005: I get a bump under my skin. My derm says itís a cyst and to leave it, it may go away on its own, or may not and it wonít be harmful. After about 2 months it went down and 95% away within the last week. As I said, it was like a small lump under the skin that caused the skin to rise. The raised skin was a normal color, wasnít itchy or anything else.
March 2005 (what Iím concerned about) I noticed two patches of very small red bumps (they mostly look like the white bumps/glands that are normally on a male penis, except they are just a little red). As of now, one patch went away, but the second is still there. They aren't blisters, but they don't look normal either and have a bit of a shine to them. They aren't itchy or uncomfortable in any way. I barley noticed them while getting out of the shower.
If it is Herpes, could it happen this long after? I donít have cold sores (at least none Iíve noticed). I do routinely get little bumps in my mouth, but they come and go in a matter of 3-4 days. Donít think thatís related. Just seems really odd that all of a sudden all this weird stuff is happening ďdown there.Ē (Very) bad luck maybe?
With that said, and my past in mind, should I be worried? I want to get tested, but I'm 18, and can't exactly ask my parents "hey can you take me for an STD test?!". Is there any way I can do it privately? (I drive and work, so thatís not a problem, I just donít want my parents in it).
Thanks and god bless!
Last edited by Mikefw190; 03-24-2005 at 06:15 AM.