Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
When did this start?
about a month ago and i guess it has very slowly progressed. I have to admit I am a bit of a hypochondriac though.
Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?
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.
Okay, does it itch?
On occasion the tip of my penis does itch/feel irritation.It is not painful though
Is the reddish area on your skin?
Yes, and it goes into the tip of my penis.
Slightly swollen I would say. Just barely swollen
Okay, any burning when you urinate?
Okay, and what did the doctor say when you had it examined?
Well they just had me urinate in a cup. They didn't do a physical exam.
I didn't experience this at the time.
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
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.
Can you see my reply above?
What other questions about this can I help you answer?
Would you be able to give a better answer/diagnosis with a picture
I may be able to provide a better diagnosis with a picture
Are you there?
yes I am still here
I am trying to get an accurate photo
Are you still there?
Can you find the picture?
Okay, this looks like it is due to slight skin irritation, it does not look like an STD
Could this be because of laundry ditergent/fabric softener?
Yes, it could be from laundry detergent, or it may be from your soap
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?
If there is no progress then you should see a dermatologist
Ok, thank you.
You're very welcome
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Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?
If you have no other questions would you mind clicking a rating button?
It seems you rated my service as poor, is there something I have not answered that you would like clarified?
I just hoped for a more certain answer
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
I can't provide a certain diagnosis online, I can only tell you the likely cause
I know it. Thank you for your help