Patient :I had sex literally like 26 hrs ago and about 12 hrs ago i noticed some pimple like white bumps on the shaft of my penis. Would this be herpes 2 or could it be something else. I did wear a condom except for oral.
Thanks for the query.
It is very unlikely that herpes can develop within such a short span of time. It takes at least 3 to 5 days from the exposure to develop symptoms. However if you already had the infection previously or just harboured the virus in your body, then this is possible. It may not be herpes in your case, as you had a protected intercourse. The bumps could just be papules developing after friction which tend to go away in sometime. They could also be sebaceous glands swelling. Chances of it being herpes or any other STD is unlikely.
However consult a dermatologist personally for an examination and treatment.
Hope this helps
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.