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i have a reddish area on the tip of my penis that seems to

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i have a reddish area on the tip of my penis that seems to come and go. but it still seems reddish and swollen more than not

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

When did this start?

Customer:

about a month ago and i guess it has very slowly progressed. I have to admit I am a bit of a hypochondriac though.

Dr Brims :

Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?

Customer:

No, I do not. I went to planned parent hood a month ago and took a urine test and was negative for std's they tested for.

Dr Brims :

Okay, does it itch?

Customer:

On occasion the tip of my penis does itch/feel irritation.It is not painful though

Dr Brims :

Is the reddish area on your skin?

Customer:

Yes, and it goes into the tip of my penis.

Customer:

Slightly swollen I would say. Just barely swollen

Dr Brims :

Okay, any burning when you urinate?

Customer:

No

Dr Brims :

Okay, and what did the doctor say when you had it examined?

Customer:

Well they just had me urinate in a cup. They didn't do a physical exam.

Customer:

I didn't experience this at the time.

Dr Brims :

I see, this may be a skin reaction from irritation, but it may also be an STD, you need to have it examined to be sure

Customer:

It looks like something is wrong when I have gone a few hours without urinating then after I urinate it doesn't look like anything is wrong so much. Still kinda reddish though.

Dr Brims :

okay

Dr Brims :

Can you see my reply above?

Customer:

Yes

Dr Brims :

What other questions about this can I help you answer?

Customer:

Would you be able to give a better answer/diagnosis with a picture

Dr Brims :

I may be able to provide a better diagnosis with a picture

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

yes I am still here

Customer:

I am trying to get an accurate photo

Dr Brims :

ok

Dr Brims :

Are you still there?

Customer:

yes

Dr Brims :

Can you find the picture?

Customer:

Full Size Image

Dr Brims :

Okay, this looks like it is due to slight skin irritation, it does not look like an STD

Customer:

Could this be because of laundry ditergent/fabric softener?

Dr Brims :

Yes, it could be from laundry detergent, or it may be from your soap

Customer:

If I change what I use for detergent and soap and see no progress should I see a doctor for std's or a dermatologist?

Dr Brims :

If there is no progress then you should see a dermatologist

Customer:

Ok, thank you.

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

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Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?

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Hello?

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If you have no other questions would you mind clicking a rating button?

Dr Brims :

It seems you rated my service as poor, is there something I have not answered that you would like clarified?

Customer:

I just hoped for a more certain answer

Dr Brims :

Okay, if you want me to be realistic, the only way for a certain answer is to have it examined by a dermatologist and possible skin biopsy, I told you it is likely dermatitis and not an STD

Dr Brims :

I can't provide a certain diagnosis online, I can only tell you the likely cause

Customer:

I know it. Thank you for your help

Dr Brims :

You're welcome


 

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