Medical Question...

Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by jeff black, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. jeff black

    jeff black <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    11,866
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    CANADA
    I know, I'm constantly giving advice and telling people that they should go to the hospital, but I'm really curious as to what this could be.

    Today, my younger brother came up to me and showed me this odd scabbed blister on his pelvis/hip bone. It kind of looks like a meteor hit the moon (that crater effect). It's red, not itchy, and the scab just falls off he said. He's got two more on the base of his shaft and he's not sure where he got them from.

    I'm not sure if it's an STD because it doesn't sound like one I've heard of before, plus he's always wearing condoms and is in a monogamous relationship.

    Has anyone seen a crater-like injury before? It isn't blistering, no pus, it looks like the aftermath of picking a scab after chicken pox.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. tallguypns

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,663
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    nw florida
    Tell him to go to the doctor. Could be herpes.
     
  3. bravestarr

    bravestarr New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    221
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Canada
    Maybe a jock itch
     
  4. jeff black

    jeff black <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    11,866
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    CANADA
    I've ruled out herpes (being the doctor that I am) because of the lack of a blister/pus etc...

    He's going to the clinic tomorrow, I'm just curious as to what it could be so I can prepare him for it.
     
  5. Viking_UK

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Scotland
  6. Richmond

    Richmond Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Messages:
    43
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    va
    Its does sound like ring worm
     
  7. lickme69

    lickme69 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Indiana
    Could be scabies
     
  8. nudeyorker

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    42,918
    Likes Received:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NYC/Honolulu
  9. jeff black

    jeff black <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    11,866
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    CANADA
    I automatically suspected scabies and ringworm, but it doesn't really look like either. We'll find out more tonight.
     
  10. jjsjr

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,836
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    334
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wilmington (DE, US)
    Possibly exzema / psoriasis ??
     
  11. Dave NoCal

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,989
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    243
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sacramento (CA, US)
    nudeyorker makes a very good point. It may be in his best interest to review his risk factors for Lyme disease. If not treated promptly and adequately it can become a chronic, multi-system illness. I'm going on seventeen years and deal with it on a continuing basis. Due to the controversies about this illness some physicians are reluctant to diagnose and treat, even when they suspect it. Others just don't know. The CDC estimates that it is under-diagnosed by a factor of ten.
    Dave
     
  12. TheMarchHare

    TheMarchHare New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    247
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hummelstown, PA. With my man.
    Yeah, I'm gonna guess either scabies or ringworm. As a doctor you know that neither makes a difference if you wear a condom or not.. plus, considering he's your brother.. and you're a doctor.. he could just be telling you he always wears condoms. Either way, send him to a health clinic. The faster it's diagnosed, the faster it's treated.

    and keep us updated just because I'm sure we're all baffled as to what it may be..
     
  13. crossy

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,349
    Likes Received:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Arizona
    See a doctor, please?
     
  14. sexplease

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,724
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    87
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Santa Monica CA
    eczema, or maybe scleroderma
     
  15. SR_Les Intercourse

    SR_Les Intercourse New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    2
    he should go see a doctor keep us updated
     
  16. jeff black

    jeff black <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    11,866
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    CANADA
    Oh, sorry, I meant, I'm not a doctor.... but, having said that, my faith has yet to be restored in Doctors.

    After a 4 hour wait in the ER, my brother was greeted with, " I don't know what this is, Jared Black".

    Anyways, skin samples have been taken, and it's been decided that it's a Bacterial or Skin infection. As a result, he's got a cream and a follow up appt. He doesn't seem bothered about it, but he was jsut concerned because the injuries were located so close to his dick.

    As a side note, he and I are both pretty firm on the condom thing and he doesn't lie to me about anything sexual because he knows I'm in the know.

    Also, thanks for the help, everyone.
     
    #16 jeff black, Jul 14, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
  17. srkog

    Verified Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    124
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    Verified:
    Photo
    doesn't sound too serious. hopefully everything clears up soon.
     
  18. TroMag

    TroMag New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    477
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Could be herpes.
    Herpes does not usually present with the horror show symptoms that are usually pictured on STD websites. That is why 80-90% of people with genital herpes are unaware they have it.

    Condoms are not very effective at preventing HSV transmission. The fact that he’s got two more blisters at the base of his penis adds to my concern. When infected with HSV, the first outbreak usually happens at the site of infection. For a guy wearing a condom, this is usually the base of the shaft and the scrotum – have him check his balls.
    Studies show that even urologists and gynos fail to identify herpes at an alarming rate. Probably because the symptoms can vary greatly, and most doctors are looking for the classic horror show symptoms.

    I’m not saying he has it. I’m just saying that you haven’t presented any evidence to make me rule out herpes infection.
    I wish him the best. Let us know how it goes.
     
  19. FuzzyKen

    FuzzyKen New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Your brother needs to get in and get this checked. There are several possibilities and none of them are wonderful. The ONLY good answer is an MD and possibly some blood work.

    Good Luck,
     
  20. jason_els

    jason_els <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    10,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Warwick, NY, USA
    Sounds like keloid scarring to me.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted