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OK, Sometime in November, I noticed a pimple or small bump on my penis. It didn't hurt, burn and it was in no way uncomfortable. I just noticed it.

Being paranoid, I went to the health clinic after a week. The nurse who examined me diagnosed it as a sebaceous cyst. I was mainly concerned it might be a wart, but she said it wasnt and explained was a seb. cyst was........

She advised applying neosporin creme to see if it would help it. That was on November 24th. I would say that at that time I'd had it a couple weeks probably.

So, today, December 15th, with no change, I went to my doctor. He immediately (within 3 seconds) looked at it and said its herpes.

This totally confused me because I've had this pimple/bump (whatever it is) now for approximately 5 weeks.

Since I've had two different diagnoses, I'm a little confused. I do trust my doctor more but I am suprised since I didn't think that herpes outbreak could last this long.

My original concern was that it was a wart, but both the nurse and doctor have told me it isn't. So, I feel good about that.

So, my question is can this really be herpes? An outbreak or whatever for 5 weeks? Anyone had anything similar?

He told me on a scale of 1 - 10, with 10 being the worse case, I'm a 1.5, so I feel good about that, but I guess I'm either confused or in denial.

Any thoughts????????

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When all this started with me, I first noticed a red bump which looked like a pimple but without the white stuff. I went to my doctor and he said it was a sebaceous something, not a cyst, but something like that, I don't remember. I was so freaked out. I asked him if he could test me for herpes and he said there was no need since it was not herpes. I got a blood test anyways and the following week my results came back negative. The bump went away within 2 weeks. Get a blood test if you're not convinced. I hope everything turns out well for you. Good luck.

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At least a month, maybe 5 weeks. Not exactly sure.

Nothing uncomfortable.

No burning

No itching

2 different (one nurse at health clinic, and my doctor) said its NOT a WART -- but then one said sebaceous cyst and the other said herpes.

Doctor prescribed VALTREX and I supposed to go see him in a month.

I suppose I will take it and go see him. If its still there in a month, then I'll be sure he was wrong.

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hey i had a lil red dot on my penis head like 2 weeks ago maybe more i went to the clinic all paranoid and told them to look at it he said it looks like nothing but keep an eye on it. i still asked him to do the works on me test me for everything i got the swab the blood tests everything back negative......relief huh....but this week i got more red bumps on my penis im confused but i hope its not herpes.

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