We find that symptoms to the herpes simplex virus (HSV) can show up 2-21 days with an average of 6 days after it has been passed to you. It is also common for people to get no symptoms when HSV is passed to them.
The difficult thing with herpes is that some people get the classic outbreak of fluid filled blisters and open sores but at other times it can be milder and hardly noticeable. On the other hand it is really common to get normal blemishes on the penis for example things like pimples, friction wear from sex and masturbation, mild yeast infections under the foreskin etc..
The new HSV PCR swab tests are really good at picking up herpes. It sounds like you are really concerned that this symptom you are having could be HSV. If you still have the symptoms I would recommend going to an STI clinic or get a second opinion from another doctor, if in doubt to what is going on they could just do a HSV swab test to see if it is HSV or not.
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