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Glans Penis Friction Rub
Yes it can: Meatal irritation is very common in babies, especially with use of cloth diapers. ...Read more
One young man referred to the glans penis as the "mushroom part" of the penis - the sensitive end of the penis. This is different than "glands" - which are parts of the body that produce hormones. Examples are the thyroid gland which puts out thyroid hormone, or the ovary which makes estrogen, progesterone, etc. ...Read more
Penile papules under penis tip. No discomfort til partner pubic hairs scraped it. Stings, a bit swollen and sensitive. Not uncircumcised. No discomfort during sex. Hurts foreskin pulled back when dry.
A urologist visit: Is in order. A cleanser, probably not betadine, is in order but obtaining a diagnosis is a more pressing need. ...Read more
Trauma: Sounds as though you have had some friction to the penis. This is common with both masturbation and with vaginal intercourse. Try an ice pack or cold pack for a few minutes and observe. If this is persistent, get seen and find out if there is an allergic reaction, infection or other issue. Poison oak and ivy are common to get on the penis. This will need specific treatment by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No sex for 2 yrs,only masturbation.Recently redness/irritation+itchy on underside of penis shaft (between penis & scrotum).Worse after shower/masturb.
Dry skin or tinea.: We cannot make a specific diagnosis without an exam, however, what you describe can be caused by dry skin, allergic dermatitis, or tinea cruris. Start by using a hypoallergenic moisturizer and keeping the area dry between showers. If itchiness persists, try using antifungal cream for jock itch. If this fails, make an appointment for evaluation with a HealthTap doctor. ...Read more
Yes it is: In all normal boys, their penises come covered by their foreskin. That is the way boys are made. They are naturally born that way. As boys grow bigger and older, and go through puberty, the foreskin becomes looser and is able to slide back over and off the glans (head of the penis), which is necessary for cleaning. One's doctor can help if a guy did not get his foreskin to loosen during puberty. ...Read more
Dry pale skin on penis I'm circumcised at birththat peeled on glans and under leaving scarring hypersensitivity had biopsy glans is shiny on erection?
Penile lesion: Please click on this link for a detailed listing of different skin disorders involving penile skin. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p167.html A biopsy will be your best bet to get a definite answer. To me it sounds like you may have lichen sclerosus, also known as balanitis xerotica obliterans. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: Upon how vigorously you rub and whether the penis had any sort of infection which could have been transmitted. ...Read more
Balanitis: The most important thing is to be sure no urine incubates under the foreskin. Keep the skin back when you pass urine, blot or wash when you are through. Wash daily under the skin, preferably in the shower. Castellani solution (phenol) is excellent for this. OTC miconazole may help. Circumcision is a cure and is easy to do.The older you are, the more you tend to leak a little urine which stays unde ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK: That shouldn't necessarily be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›