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Chris h

Hi, 

     Sexually active 40 something male. Other day found what I thought was a small cut on head of penis. Was found after fooling around with someone and figured it was a minor cut from fingernail. Not oozing. Urination normal. No pain unless I prod at it, and it is minor. 

Lower lip has a soreness to it. No blister. No crust. No ooze. Redness, small cuts around inside of mouth. Noticed more so after eating spicy food tonite. 

Is this potentially herpes, or perhaps just coincidental conditions? Thoughts? 

 

 

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LynnT

Do you and your other play rough? Sounds like normal wear and tear lol. If you're really concerned ask your Dr for the blood test for both types.

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