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Penis symptoms include rash, pain, discharge, itching and swelling
Not due to a known injury
Here are some common causes of penis symptoms:
Bladder infection (cystitis)
Contact dermatitis (e.g., latex condoms, lubricants, spermicides, perfumed soaps)
Irritation (small friction burns) after sexual intercourse or masturbation (inadequate lubrication)
Poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash
STD's (e.g., Herpes simplex, Syphilis, Chancroid, LGV, pubic lice, genital warts)
Any preexisting skin disorders/rashes can also occur on the penis and scrotum (e.g., psoriasis, eczema, drug rashes)
Definition: Priapism is defined as an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours.
Symptoms: Prolonged, unwanted, usually painful erection.
Causes: Sickle cell anemia and certain medications.
Treatment: Erections lasting longer than 4 hours may require specialized treatment in an emergency department.
Itchy rash on inner thigh and JOCK ITCH is suspected
POISON IVY, OAK, OR SUMAC suspected as cause
URINATION PAIN, MALE
You feel weak or very sick
Large amount of blood from end of penis
Not circumcised, and foreskin pulled back and became stuck around head of penis
Fever and looks infected (e.g., draining sore, ulcer, rash is painful to touch)
Fever and burning (pain) with urination
Unable to urinate and your bladder feels very full
Painful erection lasting more than 1 hour
You think you need to be seen
Burning or pain with urination
Pus (white, yellow) or bloody discharge from end of penis
Blood in urine
Looks infected (e.g., draining sore, ulcer, rash is painful to touch)
Rash with painful tiny water blisters
Swollen foreskin (not circumcised)
You have other questions or concerns
You are worried you might have a sexually transmitted disease
Blood in semen
Painless rash (e.g., redness, tiny bumps, sore) that has been present more than 24 hours
Antibiotic treatment longer than 3 days for STD (e.g., penile discharge from gonorrhea, chlamydia) and painful urination is not improving
All other penis symptoms (Exception: painless rash present less than 24 hours, mild itchiness)
Painless rash (e.g., redness, tiny bumps, sore) that has been present less than 24 hours, and you don't think you need to be seen
Mild itchiness and no rash, and you don't think you need to be seen
Causes of Mild Rash:
Irritation from a chemical product: perfumed soaps, latex condoms.
Irritation from a plant (e.g., poison ivy, evergreen), chemicals (e.g., insecticides), fiberglass, detergents.
Early finding of sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Small friction burns can occur from intercourse (if inadequate lubrication).
Cleansing: Wash the area once thoroughly with unscented soap and water to remove any irritants.
Keep your penis and scrotal area clean. Wash once daily with un-scented soap and water.
Keep your penis and scrotal area dry. Wear cotton underwear.
Call Your Doctor If:
Rash spreads or becomes worse
Rash lasts more than one day
You become worse
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