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I have a bump on my penis, i only itch at night when i'm trying to sleep, and on occasion during the day. What is it? Its small and looks like a zit, i pop it and it bleeds but itches less then.

I have a bump on my penis, i only itch at night when i'm trying to sleep, and on occasion during the day. What is it? Its small and looks like a zit, i pop it and it bleeds but itches less then.

If : If you are sexually active then you may be dealing with an std and should see your doctor for testing. If you are not sexually active then you may be dealing with a cyst or pustule. If it has not resolved see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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What does a low grade penile fungal infection look like and doesn't it along with dermatitis always have to cause itching on penis?

What does a low grade penile fungal infection look like and doesn't it along with dermatitis always have to cause itching on penis?

Penis fungus: It may be candida or another fungal infection its probably more prevalent in uncircumcized or those with diabetes or just increase in groin moisture but it may itch or burn be red or have a thind discharge see a doctor or urologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of itching in the penis shaft especially near scrotum?

What are the causes of itching in the penis shaft especially near scrotum?

Jock itch?: One of the more common causes or pruritis (itchiness) of the penoscrotal area is a fungal rash. Have your doctor evaluate you for this possibility. ...Read more

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What are some things other than STDs that can cause itching in the penis? (sorry if this is inappropriate)

What are some things other than STDs that can cause itching in the penis? (sorry if this is inappropriate)

Pre Cancer: Fungal infection, dermatitis, allergic responses to clothing, allergies in general are most common. However, do not forget that venereal warts and precancerous skin conditions can also occur. Intraepithelial neoplasia, squamous cell cancer, paget's disease. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What kind of STD can cause itching of the penis shaft? It's not painful.

What kind of STD can cause itching of the penis shaft? It's not painful.

No STD...: ...causes penile itching, and most penile rashes are not STDs. Probably this is a garden variety skin problem that happens to involve the penis. However, if you're at risk for STDs (new or unsafe partner, etc), it would be reasonable to be checked for STDs. Your local health department or a Planned Parenthood clinic would be able to both test for STDs and check out the penile itch. ...Read more

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What STD causes anal and penis itching.I have no discharge no bumps no spots.

What STD causes anal and penis itching.I have no discharge no bumps no spots.

May not be ...: Itching in the penis & anal / peri-anal regions alone is not related with STDs. Instead, such itching is caused by some unclear reasons, recurs with widely variable degree, duration & interval. How to manage it? Unclear, but the following may be tried: avoid topical overly dryness or wetness and apply 05-1 % Hydrocortisone cream lightly to ease (not cure) the symptom. More doubt? See Doc timely. ...Read more

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What could cause my penis to itch uncontrollably? There was also a red mark (rash)?

What could cause my penis to itch uncontrollably? There was also a red mark (rash)?

Ballanitis: A fungal infection under the foreskin. It is normal "yeast" from the women's vagina. It is naturally there but you have an overgrowth (probably due to recent antibiotics). I suggest use of Desenex powder for athlete's foot. It has corn starch to absorb moisture and some anti-fungal medication to control this normal growth. Or have a circumcision and never bother with it again. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause ramdom pain/itch shaft of penis? No UTI/STD. Pain off and on for year. Ultrasound clean. Pain sometimes radiates to left foot?

Can dehydration cause ramdom pain/itch shaft of penis? No UTI/STD. Pain off and on for year. Ultrasound clean. Pain sometimes radiates to left foot?

Not an STD: Dehydration would not do this. STDs must be on your mind, by your topic tags. But it doesn't sound like any STD. Intermittent symptoms ("random", "off and on") often are psychological. Most penile skin problems are standard dermatology problems that can occur anywhere but happen to involve the penis. But best to see a doctor at a time you're having symptoms; better safe than sorry. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause a rash (itches, burns, and sensitive) around the base of my boyfriend's penis after sex?

What could cause a rash (itches, burns, and sensitive) around the base of my boyfriend's penis after sex?

Dermatitis: Possible friction from sex can cause an irritation/inflammation of his skin, or he could be allergic to any lubricating gels or perfumes you may use. He may have an underlying minor tinea cruris (jock itch) that is getting aggrevated during/after sex. If persists, have him see a dr. To properly diagnose the area. Good luck. ...Read more