Okay, I checked out all the info on the site on bumps, and looked at all the topics up to page 20 or so, but couldn't find anything similar. The bump is on the underside of the scrotum, on the right. Kind of between the scrotum and inner thigh, but more towards the scrotum. It seems to be raised about 1mm and feels just smaller than the size of a BB. Not nearly as hard though, it feels like a pimple when gently squeezed. In appearance, it's slightly red, and kind of shiny.I typically have a "wait and see" attitude on these things, since I've gotten pimples down there before and they just disappeared, but this one has been there for about 5 days now, as far as I know... I just know I noticed it 5 days ago. As for STD's, I've only had sex with one girl, and she's only had sex with me, and we've used condoms every time. My only reason for concern is that she had what appeared to be a cold sore once, but we weren't really sure, since it wasn't like the cold sores either of us had seen, and I didn't let (ha!, if only the word "let" were accurate XD) her go down on me until about a week after it cleared up.Does this sound like a pimple? Does genital herpes appear like this at all? I always thought it was more like a rash, or little white spots that pop open and bleed? This frightened me a lot at first, when I remembered the cold sore thing, but since I noticed it, it seems to appear more like a pimple, but not like a whitehead or bleedy at all... I could really use some advice : /
It's impossible to be sure, but one possibility is a sebaceous cyst. These form when a sebaceous gland's pore gets blocked, but the gland keeps producing sebum, so it swells up. They typically happen at places where skin gets rubbed by clothing or other skin. They feel rather like a pimple, but deep; they don't normally come to a head.Usually if left alone they will go away, but over a period of some weeks rather than days.
Well that's certainly encouraging. This actually resembles the question about sebaceous glands I registered here for back in '05 :smile: Back when I was 14, a virgin, and thought I had mad STD's, since my entire scrotum was covered in sebaceous glands when I was 12 : / That was one of the scariest nights I had, when I first noticed them....
Just to get rid of some of the remaining frightfulness, there aren't any symptoms of genital herpes that would resemble this are there? Because that's honestly the ONLY STD that I could have.
PS, WTF are you doing on here at 2 in the morning? Wow, I expected to get on tomorrow and check if there were responces =D
I guess that's the job of an administrator =P
Genital herpes is more like a blister than a bump, but it would need a doctor to be quite sure.Fortunately it's not 2 in the morning here, but I feel like it is.
Thank you very much for the advice. Does my heart good to know it was just those pesky sebaceous glands again! Those bastards have given me two scares now... I'm considering ripping them out, one by one. (OMFG OW! Hurts to imagine : /)