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What causes ocasionaly peeling of penis skin and itchy urethra after unprotected fellatio? No discharge, sometimes itchy anus. Urine tests negative.

What causes ocasionaly peeling of penis skin and itchy urethra after unprotected fellatio?  No discharge, sometimes itchy anus. Urine tests negative.

Problems: Two things: 1: Please don't have any sex with either a woman or a man for at least two months. 2: If the skin and itching is a problem please make an appointment to see your doctor. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Why is my anus itchy and swollen?

Why is my anus itchy and swollen?

Anal issues: There a significant number of benign disease of the anus that can cause symptoms. Some of the more common include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and abscesses. Your appear to be describing a inflamed prolapsed internal hemorrhoid. I would suggest you see you primary doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Vagina swollen itchy red and discharge after medication? Now what

Vagina swollen itchy red and discharge after medication? Now what

Yeast: If you took an antibiotic and now have a itchy discharge, you probably have a yeast infection. There are over the counter medications available at your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Took cephalexin for infection. Now have itchy, flaky skin on my scalp, in my ears, & pelvic area. Allergy meds/creams don't work. Still have inital infection.?

Took cephalexin for infection. Now have itchy, flaky skin on my scalp, in my ears, & pelvic area.  Allergy meds/creams don't work. Still have inital infection.?

Allergy vs fungus: This could be an allergic reaction although it should be everywhere on your body, not just scalp, ears and groin. It could very well be that the Cephalexin has suppressed your immune systems synergistic bacteria that keeps typical candidal fungus species at bay and this is the side effect. Happens a lot with women treated for urinary tract infxns then getting yeast infxn due to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen, sore vagina and itchy anus. Could it be infection?

Itchy, swollen, sore vagina and itchy anus. Could it be infection?

Yes & no: Common yeast infections can cause your symptoms but so can more serious skin disorders. You must get an examination if topical antifungal treatment doesn't resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Very painful to pee. Inside urethra it looks there are yellow ulcers. 3 red bumps appeared on shaft. Herpes swab and STI test negative. What is it?

Very painful to pee. Inside urethra it looks there are yellow ulcers. 3 red bumps appeared on shaft. Herpes swab and STI test negative. What is it?

Behcet's disease: If the herpes test was negative, then my best guess would be Behcet's disease. I would want to know more about 'exposures' -such as any new sex partner(s)? Sometimes the herpes test will come up false negative. Any other symptoms? A rheumatologist is best suited to helping with Behcet's... A problem of this magnitude needs to be seen by a doctor - so I hope you will call your primary MD today. ...Read more

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Left groin lymphnodes very painful tender and swollen? For 2 days. Skins not red. No wounds, no shaving, no stds. What causes lymph pain in groin?

Left groin lymphnodes very painful tender and swollen?  For 2 days. Skins not red. No  wounds, no shaving, no stds. What causes lymph pain in groin?

? legs ?: These nodes will often swell after bug bites or other issues as distant as your toes on the leg of the involved nodes. They can swell to near tissue issues like the close skin or genitals, but these nodes are screening centers for other areas. A small scratch by a kitten or other agent, could trigger a response. ...Read more

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I've had a rash location inner thigh area and penis for several MONTHS. 24M HSV2 test results neg. Itchy Red dots. Leaking lesions on penis. ?

I've had a rash location inner thigh area and penis for several MONTHS. 24M HSV2 test results neg. Itchy Red dots. Leaking lesions on penis. ?

See urologist: Sounds like you may have contracted an infection which may be from STD. Since the problem has been present for over 3 months, it's time for you to consult a doctor preferably an urologist. ...Read more

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What causes swollen sore outter ears for days?

What causes swollen sore outter ears for days?

Q tips: Again, q tips are an instrument of the devil. Rarer autoimmune disease can cause it, or occasionally frost bite or tanning booths, but you would know re that. ...Read more

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I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

Start with medical: Evaluation to determine cause. You can't just assume that it is a yeast infection if you have not had one before. ...Read more

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White plaques inside urethra (visible through tip), burns to pee, chlamydia ghonoreea syphilis and herpes negative. Groin Lymph swollen. What is it?

White plaques inside urethra (visible through tip), burns to pee, chlamydia ghonoreea syphilis and herpes negative. Groin Lymph swollen. What is it?

White plaques: may be caused by yeast infection. Did your physician test you for yeast? Yeast infections are not as common in men as they are in women, but they still do occur. If your symptoms have persisted, you will need to return to your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea treatment make my anus itchy ?

Can gonorrhea treatment make my anus itchy
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Yes: Places that are healing, especially skin and where skin meets mucous membranes, tend to itch. If that's where your infection was and you're not getting a rash there, then it will settle down in a few days. ...Read more

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Dry skin on vaginal lips. It burns sometimes. Itchy clitorus and inside vagina opening. Recently tested for any std couple months ago. Negative .

Dry skin on vaginal lips. It burns sometimes. Itchy clitorus and inside vagina opening. Recently tested for any std couple months ago. Negative .

May be yeast: The only way to know what this is is to be examined by your doctor. It may be a yeast infection. If an over the counter yeast medication solves the problem then most likely that's all it was. Other possibilities include lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus, allergic reactions and psoriasis. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What causes recurring rash? Dry, flakey sometimes purple bluish color, doesn't itch or hurt. Goin on for a yr nostly where swollen lymph nodes are

What causes recurring rash? Dry, flakey sometimes purple bluish color, doesn't itch or hurt. Goin on for a yr nostly where swollen lymph nodes are

Rashes: I wish I could give you a definitive answer, but unfortunately rashes are basically impossible to diagnose over the computer. Best for you to see a dermatologist who specializes in skin disorders since this has been going on for a year now. good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen labia and urethra. Sore red rash slightly bumpy lots of yellow discharge no smell. Had swab test no yeast or other infection. Clean STI test?

Swollen labia and urethra. Sore red rash slightly bumpy lots of yellow discharge no smell. Had swab test no yeast or other infection. Clean STI test?

Yeast: It's possible that your test for yeast was a false negative as it sounds like your symptoms are classic for yeast. Consider a yeast culture to confirm 100% that it truly is negative. Could also be an allergic reaction given the swelling. Maybe a second opinion by a different gynecologist? I'm sorry you're suffering, don't give up. ...Read more

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An itch in vagina &anus area, been taking amoxicillin for throat infection so maybe a yeast infc.? And now tiny itchy red bumps on lower ab- help!

An itch in vagina &anus area, been taking amoxicillin for throat infection so maybe a yeast infc.? And now tiny  itchy red bumps on lower ab- help!

Allergic reaction: The itch can be due to a yeast infection secondary to taking the amoxicillin. The itchy red bumps can be signs of an allergic reaction to the medication. Show it to your doctor and stop taking the medicine until you do. ...Read more

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Itchy red labia. Unilateral. No bump/lump, just itchy and uncomfortable. Canesoral didn't help. Itchy labia and vulvar area on one side?

Itchy red labia. Unilateral. No bump/lump, just itchy and uncomfortable. Canesoral didn't help. Itchy labia and vulvar area on one side?

Beginning of problem: this could be a problem depending on how long you have had this problem. You should get this evaluated and emergently if you have fever, chills, or any other acute symptoms ...Read more

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Itchy anus for 2 months. No GI symptoms. 2 stool tests, negative for parasites. On hydrocortisone. Not going away. What can I do?

Many diseases: Itching of the anus has many causes: hemorrhoids, excessive cleaning habits, anal warts, anal cancer, dermatitis and allergic reactions, fecal incontinence, food related (from spicy food, soda, chocolate), and many other diseases. If your symptoms persist, you should see a colorectal surgeon to examine the anus and if there is any lesion it may need biopsy or other treatments. ...Read more

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Why is my anus itchy and swollen?

Anal issues: There a significant number of benign disease of the anus that can cause symptoms. Some of the more common include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and abscesses. Your appear to be describing a inflamed prolapsed internal hemorrhoid. I would suggest you see you primary doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Anal Fissure: What you described suggest anal fissure. It would help to keep your stool soft to give the tears time to heal. Use a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. If it does not get better in three months after having consistently soft stools it would be time to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen, sore vagina and itchy anus. Could it be infection?

Yes & no: Common yeast infections can cause your symptoms but so can more serious skin disorders. You must get an examination if topical antifungal treatment doesn't resolve the problem. ...Read more

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The left side of my perineum is a bit swollen and itchy. I also have an itchy anus. Could it be thrush?

The left side of my perineum is a bit swollen and itchy. I also have an itchy anus. Could it be thrush?

Yeast infection: Thrush, to be specific, is an oral infection with yeast. If you have a yeast infection (vulvovaginitis) there are several OTC preparations which may be effective. Contact your friendly pharmacist. ...Read more

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I have a really sore itchy rash on my anus looks like swollen bites with a red rash what can I do?

I have a really sore itchy rash on my anus looks like swollen bites with a red rash what can I do?

Rash on anus: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Red, swollen and itchy anus. When I scratch, I get painful tears. Only have a BM once a week, been like this my whole life but my stools are normal?

Red, swollen and itchy anus. When I scratch, I get painful tears. Only have a BM once a week, been like this my whole life but my stools are normal?

Recommendation : BM once a week is the symptoms of constipation and can cause the swelling and even tears of anus. You can use laxative on daily basis to regulate the BM and a lot of cream for anus to help with irritations ...Read more

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Hi, for 2 days 1/2 my anus is swollen and itchy. It is a pink coil. My vagina itches some. When i pee there is very slight discomfort.No other symp.

Hemorrhoid : It sounds like you may have hemorrhoids although an examination will be needed to confirm. Try an over the counter hemorrhoid cream and a vaginal yeast medication while you are waiting for an appointment. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal. Looks like chafing gone wrong. Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.

Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal.  Looks like chafing gone wrong.  Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.

Intertrigo : The rash could be intertrigo or a cellulitis. If it is hot to touch, see a physician as soon as possible to make sure it is not a cellulitis which would need oral antibiotics quickly to treat. Intertrigo is a rash that occurs in folds of skin and can be treated with topical creams usually. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

Unlikely: Infection, unless with a very benign slowly progressive pathogen would have declared itself and forced you to a doctor by now. But without seeing this and getting a full history, would just be guessing at possible diagnoses. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday Iwas told I had thrush (& had tests inc. anal swab) Today I have itchy, (no pain) purple lump on anus. Related? Help what's happening to me?!

Yesterday Iwas told I had thrush (& had tests inc. anal swab) Today I have itchy, (no pain) purple lump on anus. Related? Help what's happening to me?!

Yeast infections: Yeast or Candida can cause irritating symptoms like you describe. I wonder 'where' the doctors found the thrush - in your mouth? If that's true, I would want to look for the 'cause' -such as pre-diabetes, dry mouth, medications (inhalers?) or other diseases. A purple lump could be a hemorrhoid, as Candida or yeast should be more reddish. Both can itch. There's definitely treatment-hope u see a doc ...Read more

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I feel very nauseous all the time lower abdomen left back burning pain lots of wind faecal ob test calprotectin -ive itchy and painfull anus no consti?

I feel very nauseous all the time lower abdomen left back burning pain lots of wind faecal ob test calprotectin -ive itchy and painfull anus no consti?

Need to consult GI: NAUSEA IS USUALLY A SYMPTOM OF UPPER GI TRACT , -INDIGESTION DUE TO STOMACH, OR GALL BLADDER PROBLEMS . ITCHY AND PAINFUL ANUS COULD BE DUE TO ANAL FISSURE. TRY AVOID EATING FATTY FRIED FOOD, CHEESE AND RED MEAT. IF NO RELIEF CONSULT GI ...Read more

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What causes ocasionaly peeling of penis skin and itchy urethra after unprotected fellatio? No discharge, sometimes itchy anus. Urine tests negative.

Problems: Two things: 1: Please don't have any sex with either a woman or a man for at least two months. 2: If the skin and itching is a problem please make an appointment to see your doctor. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

Maybe a fistula: Could be a peri-anal fistula, which is a communication between the inside of the anus and the skin, thought it be caused by a small abscess on the inside. This is treated by a colorectal surgeon, and there are various techniques available. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Itchy anus for 2 months. No GI symptoms. 2 stool tests, negative for parasites. On hydrocortisone. Not going away. What can I do?

Many diseases: Itching of the anus has many causes: hemorrhoids, excessive cleaning habits, anal warts, anal cancer, dermatitis and allergic reactions, fecal incontinence, food related (from spicy food, soda, chocolate), and many other diseases. If your symptoms persist, you should see a colorectal surgeon to examine the anus and if there is any lesion it may need biopsy or other treatments. ...Read more

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39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

See Dr: Probably local irritation and/ or hemorrhoids. Need professional evaluation because of other possible causes. Meanwhile use skin lotion on bathroom paper to clean anal skin. Do this after any bowel movement. Do this whenever the area feels wet. Do this whenever the area feels itchy or irritated. Clean around + inside anus with the lotion on soft bathroom paper. ...Read more

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I found white thick pus from my penis' urethral after unprotected anal sex 20 hr ago. My penis is not swollen, painful or itchy. What could I have got?

Penile discharge: A penile discharge is never normal. Seek immediate medical attention at doctor/ urgent care/ ER . Infections can damage the epididymis and other scrotal structures and are infections and if not treated can become systemic . ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

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