A 22-year-old male asked about a 23-year-old male:

I recently had an unfortunate sexual encounter with a girl and a few days later i have developed a burning in the tip of my penis. is this a symptom of an std?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Can be: Time for an evaluation by your physician. Blood work and cultures are likely. Early intervention with Valtrex (valacyclovir) can help prevent future outbreaks of herpes.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
And make sure you are tested for HIV. When you get one STD it is not uncommon to get more than one.
Sep 18, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: This is a classical symptom of gonorrhea or possibly chlamydia. There could be other germs involved that have no symptoms yet or ever. STD's can be passed in groups. Time to seek confirmation and treatment before this gets worse.
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