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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have pain inside my penis/urethra that happens randomly for three weeks but i have no pain when i pee. i masturbate daily. is it urethral cancer?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not cancer: Urethral cancer is extremely rare, especially at your age, and pain would never be the main symptom. This doesn't sound dangerous at all -- perhaps just a little irritation from masturbation. Lay off for a few days and see if it clears up. In the meantime, probably nothing to worry about.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Trauma: Agree with Dr. Hansfield. Daily masturbation has probably traumatized the urethra. Give yourself a break for a couple of days and then be gentle with yourself. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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