Q. Hi, teenage male: a month and a half ago I went on a trip and stayed in a bed for about a week, 3 days into it I discovered a cut/bite/ulcer, (couldn’t tell really) and over the next few days discovered about 4 major ones the biggest was no bigger than the circumference of a pencil, and a few smaller just dots (not a lot tho and only on the left side of my penis, around the groin muscle and mid-inner thigh. These went away when I got home and I have had no reoccurrence or issues since then, I have no rashes anywhere else on my body and no signs of wight loss, fatigue, itches or anything else. However, the week before I left I made out with someone (we were naked and I did finger her and put my mouth on her vagina, and she did suck my penis) but we had no penis-vagina connection. Should I think this is some sort of STI or just bed bugs?
A. What you describe could be a number of things including bed bugs and possibly herpes. You do not say if the lesion was itchy or painful. Did/does your partner have any sores on her vagina or mouth? If the sores reappear, please schedule an appointment ASAP with your primary care provider or with Corner health for diagnosis and treatment