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A 30-year-old male asked:

Does this sound like urethritis? if so, what wouldve caused it? for 3 days ive had brief internal sting at penis tip (at/near urethra) when it rubs against my pants or i rub across it myself. no dysuria/discharge/redness & sexually inactive 3 yrs.?

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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 40 years experience
You already know from your statement that this is friction urethritis. You should try to position your penis in a more comfortable way to prevent the rubbing that would allow for the irritated surface to heal.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Repeat question, see previous replies. Probably nothing is wrong, for sure not urethritis.
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