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Dr. James Lin
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My penis is red and abit sore on one side... And my inner foreskin isvery red and itchy... This happened after I finish pee and feel irritating...

My penis is red and abit sore on one side... And my inner foreskin isvery red and itchy... This happened after I finish pee and feel irritating...

Here are some ...: More specifics of your concerns would help make a more accurate Dx. So, collect & bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, interval, & progress of all symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physical exams, possible tests, etc. so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx. But, current limited info might suggest: recurrent chronic inflammation/infection of foreskin...See, Doc. ...Read more

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Glans (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Donato
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I have a small red circumscribed patch on the glans of my penis for 3 weeks now. I had no pain, no blisters no itchiness and no generalized symptoms.

I have a small red circumscribed patch on the glans of my penis for 3 weeks now.  I had no pain, no blisters no itchiness and no generalized symptoms.

Red Patch on Penis: A red patch on the head of the penis can arise for several reasons. If you are not circumcised, this could be inflammation, called balanitis. Steroid creams help. If you have started any new meds, it could be a fixed drug eruption. Stopping the meds helps, but it is a harmless event. If it is growing in size and doesn't respond to the above in a week or two, i recommend a urological evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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After I have intercourse, my penis feels swollen and small red dots appear on the glans. It can be itchy and uncomfortabke. Blood/urine test clear std?

After I have intercourse, my penis feels swollen and small red dots appear on the glans. It can be itchy and uncomfortabke. Blood/urine test clear std?

Yes, get tested.: You should absolutely visit your doctor. Your doctor should do a physical exam. Make sure you ask to be tested for stds. If you have had multiple partners, high-risk partners, high-risk intercourse, or unprotected intercourse, you should consider being tested for HIV as well. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?

Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?

Hard to say: The best approach is finding out what might have caused the problem in the first place. On the other hand, there is little hard in trying topical hydrocortisone for 2-3 days. If problem persists or gets worse, see your doctor. (? latex allergy from condom) ...Read more

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Dr. John Gore
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Inside of my foreskin is red and itchy. Sometimes there is some yellowish white substance is coming out o fit. I am using clotrimazole cream and still it is itchy.Sometimes the tip of the penis becomes red .Tip of the penis is very dry and pains while str

You : You should have this examined by your primary care doctor and - if they think you need a specialist evaluation - possibly by a urologist. It may be that you have inflammation or infection in the foreskin, and that can lead to difficult pulling back the foreskin, a condition called phimosis. A red lesion on the foreskin or head of the penis could potentially be something more concerning like bowens' disease of the penis, so you should have it inspected. ...Read more

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Dr. Joy Jackson
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I have red itchy bumps on my pubic area im real worried but they don't seem to be an STD they look more like boils and there on my penis i just started using antibiotic cream and they dry out what should I do

It : It sounds like they are responding to the antibiotic cream, however that may not be enough. You are likely dealing with abscesses or boils. Did you recently shave? This is a common precursor to infection. Please visit your doctor because std'd still need to be ruled out. If it is bacterial your doctor may put you on oral antibiotics. It is always best to have a doctor examine you in these types of instances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
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What could this be. I have redness/creamy stuff around penis under foreskin itchy and painful if I pull foreskin back.

What could this be. I have redness/creamy stuff around penis under foreskin itchy and painful if I pull foreskin back.

Balanitis: Swelling/redness/creamy discharge of the head of the penis is likely due to a bacterial or fungal infection. Practicing proper hygiene will add in its prevention and possibly resolution. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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I have 2 small non itchy spots on glans of penis link to image http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah52/declanharmon/20140723_1502561_zpsb67a07e1.jpg

I have 2 small non itchy spots on glans of penis link to image http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah52/declanharmon/20140723_1502561_zpsb67a07e1.jpg

Mild balanitis: I would say you have a mild case of balanitis - which is Inflammation of the glans penis. It has many possible causes such as physical trauma (zipper?), infection (i.e. bacteria, virus, sexually transmitted diseases, or fungus), or irritation by environmental substances such as lotions/soaps etc. Because your case is very mild, I'm not worried about you. Check back though if worsens or call ur doc ...Read more

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