I know you're probably tired of my posts, haha...but I have an update. My boyfriend tested negative for herpes, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Good news...but I'm still worried about hpv. The tiny bump he tried to cut off looks like a pimple now (but still barely raised). I couldn't really tell but it almost looked like a tiny, thin hair was trying to grow out of it...and it was kinda white where it was opening up...and around the base it was red (maybe irritation?). I didn't notice this before, but he has fine hairs on his penis. I had also been researching...learned about Fordyce spots. Could this bump have been a fordyce spot instead of a wart?
Don't worry about it. I'm happy to answer your posts. Fordyce spots are considered to be genetic. They are not contagious and are generally present at birth but do not become the pale white spots until puberty is reached.
Can they become visible years after puberty? It only came to my attention the other day when I found a white spot on my lip. Not a bump, just a completely non-raised, white spot. So I looked that up and discovered Fordyce spots. And started praying that's what my bf had instead of hpv. I just can't get over the hpv thing...cause really there is no way of knowing until something goes wrong (abnormal pap test or completely noticeable warts). People say it's not a big deal, that they lead normal lives after a diagnosis. But I don't want to live knowing that I have a virus and even though there's a huge chance it may not affect me negatively, I could still pass it on to someone else. I just wont rest until I find definite answers.
Thank you again, Vanilla Kiss.
The fordyce spots are normal and yes they can become visible but that is normal. They are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface (retromolar mucosa) and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. So what you are seeing is not a wart. All you can do is go to a gyo every couple of months or once a year to get tested for diseases or infections and I think your boyfriend should do the same. You and your boyfriend will be much happier and have less to worry about that you and him are protected. The only person who tell and know if you have anything is the doctor. Remember to take action if something goes wrong or doesn't seem, feel or look right. Note: It's better to be safe then sorry. Your welcome.
Understand your concern but I hope your not treating your boyfriend like a diseased freak and causing him to stress..maybe why he tried to cut off the mole thing. Be understanding and if something comes up then you can go from there. If you have been haveing protected sex you have very little chance of haveing anything and that would only be if he had something which it sounds like he does not.
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I'm trying not to treat him that way. And I could tell it was causing him a lot of stress. Mainly because he hates doctors. But we've decided not to become any more concerned unless one of us comes up with symptoms. More than anything, I'm afraid he might go chopping at his genitals again if he finds something. Thanks for your concern and understanding.
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