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justinbieberfan
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I found a red bump on my genitals after I masturbated today... I was a bit confused as to what it was.

It is located on the base of my penis where it borders with the scrotal skin. I think it could by a Fordyce's bump as I haven't had any sexual relations in almost a year so I can rule out an STD/STI (but I plan to rekindle relations with my girlfriend, and I have a condom we can use, just to be on the safe side - she is not on any form of birth control as far as I know).

Help me out here?

-jbf

[ 12-20-2011, 07:21 PM: Message edited by: justinbieberfan ]

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I haven't received a reply and it has been three days... [Frown]

[ 12-23-2011, 01:06 PM: Message edited by: justinbieberfan ]

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Didn't see this, but think you also know what we'd say: we can't diagnose anything like this for anyone over the internet, so your best bet will be to see a healthcare provider in person.

Just so you know, per STIs, not having been sexually active in a while doesn't rule out STIs, as many can be asymptomatic for a long time, and some will always be that way. STI testing is the only thing that can rule out STIs. So, if you've never been tested, it'd be wise to do that soon regardless. Maybe schedule an STI screening and then you can ask the provider to look at this bump then, too?

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I looked at the bump a bit further and there seems to be a tiny hair inside it... maybe an ingrown hair? [Confused] Also, I picked at it today and yellow pus or some other thick liquid came out, leading me to believe it was an infection. I am still thinking it could be an ingrown hair. I also squeezed it a little and watery liquid came out of the bump.

[ 12-23-2011, 07:20 PM: Message edited by: justinbieberfan ]

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I showed to my dad and he told me that it was an infected hair follicle.

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