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Tip of Penis Hurts

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 9, 2007
  • 06:34 PM

I've had this problem since September of 2006..it won't go away. I thought maybe it was a UTI, cause I've had one before. Got tested and it wasn't. Then the theory was that it was a Yeast infection...which it still may be, but treatment has not cured it.

Of course, anytime folks talk about "the penis" or "vagina"...they ask about STDs. So, I waited a little more than 1 month after the last time I had sex (I always wear a condom) as instructed....and tested for all STDs. Thank God they all came back negative..so...NO STDs. =)

Anyway, I saw my Doctor in January and had her look at my penis. She said it looked great and to keep working on the yeast infection.

This really sucks...it hurts when I sit because my pants rub against it. I've been applying Lotrimin daily.

Where should I start? For any doctors out there, please quality me...I hope my babbled to this point will help.


-Luke

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  • It could be a yeast infection of the lower urethra. Rubbing cream on won't do much good if it is and you will have to bathe it in an antifungicidal solution.
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  • Hmmmm... so... do what what I could do to get rid of a lower yeast infection? Why would the tip hurt in that case?BTW...THANKS so much for responding!-Luke
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  • It all depends what you mean by the tip (is this the urethral orifice - where the pee comes out). If the infection is upstream of this, it could cause the urethra to be inflamed and this in turn could cause the head of the penis to feel tender. I don't understand why your doctor recommended continuing the antifungal treatment if she said your penis looked great. If it looked clear, then there would be no point. If it didn't, then it would make sense to use a different antifungicide.
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  • It all depends what you mean by the tip (is this the urethral orifice - where the pee comes out). If the infection is upstream of this, it could cause the urethra to be inflamed and this in turn could cause the head of the penis to feel tender. I don't understand why your doctor recommended continuing the antifungal treatment if she said your penis looked great. If it looked clear, then there would be no point. If it didn't, then it would make sense to use a different antifungicide.Yes, it's where the pee comes out...and my head is in fact tender.What antifunicide do you recommend? How do I cure a lower urethra yeast infection? Again...you have no idea how grateful I am of your replies!! I've been in discomfort for several months.I look forward to your reply...thanks Kenn!-Luke
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  • Luke, I think you have to be a little wary of treating it yourself and you might be best getting the doctor to prescribe something. There are tablets you can take (for what is effectively thrush) and that might be the best approach. If she can recommend some antifungicidal wash so much the better. The problem with cream is that it is only useful for treating the head of the penis (and you should keep it away from the orifice). Fungal infections in the lower urethra of men (usually candida) are supposedly rare, but I've had one. Because of this supposed rarity, I think doctors often dismiss them too quickly. There are herbal solutions you could use (in extremely dilute quantities) also and there is no doubt that some of these have very potent antifungicidal properties. The danger with these is that they can cause irritation and should be used only with great caution. In your case it sounds like it might be unwise to take this step.
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  • Luke, I think you have to be a little wary of treating it yourself and you might be best getting the doctor to prescribe something. There are tablets you can take (for what is effectively thrush) and that might be the best approach. If she can recommend some antifungicidal wash so much the better. The problem with cream is that it is only useful for treating the head of the penis (and you should keep it away from the orifice). Fungal infections in the lower urethra of men (usually candida) are supposedly rare, but I've had one. Because of this supposed rarity, I think doctors often dismiss them too quickly. There are herbal solutions you could use (in extremely dilute quantities) also and there is no doubt that some of these have very potent antifungicidal properties. The danger with these is that they can cause irritation and should be used only with great caution. In your case it sounds like it might be unwise to take this step.uh oh... I've been putting the anti fungal cream INSIDE my urethra...for a while now.... I think I better get a prescription of some sort. My doctor did recommend taking Acidophilus, which I have done... but it didn't work (I think it may have helped though). I still have it...and I'm not sure what to do.Do you think it would be wise for me to see a Urologist? Are there tests to find out if it is in fact a yeast infection? How did you cure yours?Kenn..thanks again for replying...-Luke
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  • A urologist yes, and a dermatologist. It could be excema or some allergy. A GP is very good for the basics, but they don't realise how ignorant they are with specialised stuff.
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  • Luke, I don't suppose you've done any harm with the cream, but I would be wary about putting anything up the urethra. I imagine it will have just been sitting there anyway (as obviously you can't rub it in), so I don't suppose it will have done a lot of good. Acidophilus is a friendly bacteria and is supposed to compete with the yeast/ fungus in your intestines. It is hard to see why it would be especially efficient if the infection is elsewhere (although it won't do any harm). Women often use live yoghurt to help clear vaginal thrush and it is the same principle. Seeing a urologist could be a useful idea, although it might be worth giving your doctor another try first. At least she is sympathetic to the possibility of it being a yeast infection. There are tests you could do, but it might end up being harder to identify the problem than it would be to cure it. I cured mine by bathing in a VERY dilute solution of tea tree oil. This was no more than about 7 or 8 drops in a bath full of water. Tea tree oil has potent antifungicidal and antibacterial properties although it is an irritant (there is actually a Tea Tree Oil Research centre at UWA, Australia). Mine was more of an itchiness rather than soreness and my reluctance to recommend this is because there is a possibility that your urethra is inflamed already. If it is, you could end up making it worse. There has been some recent EU concern over the irritant properties of tea tree oil, although this seems to stem from the fact that some people were using it neat on spots and acne. I think you should make it clear to your doctor that the discomfort might be originating from the non-exposed parts and ask her about the possibility of taking thrush tablets (you can in fact buy these over the counter, but it is probably best not to experiment by yourself). Hopefully, this will sort things out.
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  • Could you have developed an allergy to the condoms? Or something that is used in them now a days. Just another thought on what might be causeing your problem. Hope you feel better soon.
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  • I cured mine by bathing in a VERY dilute solution of tea tree oil. This was no more than about 7 or 8 drops in a bath full of water. Tea tree oil has potent antifungicidal and antibacterial properties although it is an irritant (there is actually a Tea Tree Oil Research centre at UWA, Australia). Mine was more of an itchiness rather than soreness and my reluctance to recommend this is because there is a possibility that your urethra is inflamed already. If it is, you could end up making it worse. There has been some recent EU concern over the irritant properties of tea tree oil, although this seems to stem from the fact that some people were using it neat on spots and acne.I'd like to try the tree oil idea...could you give me specifics? Kenn...really, thanks for taking the time!!!
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  • Could you have developed an allergy to the condoms? Or something that is used in them now a days. Just another thought on what might be causeing your problem. Hope you feel better soon.What's interesting is that...I only started having problems after I started using condoms with spermicide. I've read that that can cause yeast infections...in fact, that's what first brought me to that conclusion.Since then, I only use non-spermicide condoms...which my girlfriend doesn't seem to care either way.Also, I was taking antibiotics at the time.Thanks for your comment!! --LukeP.S. I wonder if there's a cure for allergic latex reactions... just a thought.
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  • I'd like to try the tree oil idea...could you give me specifics? Kenn...really, thanks for taking the time!!! Luke, no problem. It can be bought from places that sell aromatherapy oils, herbs, etc. It comes in bottle sizes 10-50 ml. That is very small, but you must only use a few drops at a time (a 10 ml bottle is probably more than you would need). When you have a bath, just put in a few drops. You should never use it neat or in a very concentrated form. At the first sign of any irritation you should stop.
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  • Luke, I had the same problem...I seen my doctor and she gave me a shot...I believe it was called Ro-Staf-en...its probably spelled differently but it cleared up in 2 days and hasnt been back since...! Im very thankful for that shot!! She said the shot is also used with people who are infected with Clymidia and other STD's! I didnt have any STD's and my results came back NEGATIVE! Im so happy...I can sit, walk, run, grab and pee free without hurting!! I can also make love again...uhhh so good!! Check-In to it!! Believe ME it worked!! Always use a CONDOM........
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    • September 22, 2009
    • 05:38 AM
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  • Luke can you please tell if your problem healed? I'm in the same situation and I need help! What did you end up doing?
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  • Luke can you please tell if your problem healed? I'm in the same situation and I need help! What did you end up doing?Yes Luke please respond. I am in the exact same situation. The doctors and urologists are stumped. Did you try the shot that the guy posted about? Did it work? I've had this for almost 2 months and it hasn't gotten any better. Some one help!!!
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    • October 19, 2010
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  • Yes Luke please respond. I am in the exact same situation. The doctors and urologists are stumped. Did you try the shot that the guy posted about? Did it work? I've had this for almost 2 months and it hasn't gotten any better. Some one help!!!I have the same issue, for I cannot get any relief. The tip of my penis is irritated and sometimes it is worse than other times when and after I pee. I also get some discomfort in my anus and I have been tested for STD's and they came back negative. I hope someone can actually post a solution to this problem.Sincerely,Chris
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    • November 24, 2010
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  • I also have the same problem. My urologist and dermatologist don't think I have an std although I had a stronger urge to urinate and penis head discomfort a couple days after unprotected sex. The head of my penis is mildly red. The discomfort comes from the head rubbing up against my underwear and jeans. And the discomfort has spread to my scrotum and anus. Even the dermatologist admited my anus looked red to him.I was recently prescribed a topical cream by my dermatologist that I just began using I hope that it works. If anybody has any more suggestions please keeping posting
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  • I have had similar symptoms for almost 2 years now. No one from my GP to a dermatologist can figure out what it is. I wake every single morning to the uncomfortable inflammation and now have to wear very tight underwear that helps with the rubbing. Always there - normally just feels like it would if someone put tape on the end of your ***k and made you wear it there all day. It never goes away. Tested for everything under the sun, perfectly normal with no STD's or any indication of a problem. Been on anti fungal meds, antibiotics, you name it. Tried the Tea Tree oil about a year ago...helped with the symptoms a little, but never went away. Has essentially ruined my life as it's always there. Skin at the head of my penis becomes inflamed - red, sometimes with bumps that can come and go within hours of appearing on the side that touches my underwear (I hang to the left, so the right side on my penis). Occasional, the "lip" around my opening gets really inflamed and tender...it's miserable. It's so frustrating. Have eliminated every product I use at one point or another to try and see if it was just an allergy, no affect. For some, these kinds of symptoms can be a simple allergy...but not with me. I would be very interested to learn if anyone on this thread has discovered their cause and treatment? After 2 years of dealing with this, would be great to hear someone has found the culprit and a cure. Just my story and two cents! Thanks for reading!
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  • Hey, nine times out of ten you have a type of parasitic infection. Purchase some freeze dried black walnut (must be made from green hull) capsules. Took 2 caps 4x daily for two weeks and problem subsided. Hope this helps.
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  • You may have what is called Lichen Plantus.....see a dermatologist....not infectious
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