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Itching in the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Penis Problems
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i have a problem
Doctor :  
ok
User :   my penis itches internally
Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   no fluid is discharged
Doctor :  
ok
User :   neither do i feel any pain while urinating
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Since when are you having this problem?
User :   friday
User :   last week
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
May I know your age?
User :   23
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Are you sexually active?
User :   yes i am
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you have a protected or an unprotected intercourse?
User :   yes i did
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Are you associated with a single partner?
User :   yes i am
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you see any visible lesion on the skin over penis?
User :   for about three months
User :   i have had this really flat bump on the glans of my penis
User :   and it refuses to go
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Have you shown it to a doctor till now?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
What was the opinion?
User :   he says it is not a wart
User :   because i told him i applied vinegar and it did not turn white
Doctor :   ok

User :   i later went to a different doctor which says it could be fungai
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Itching is a symptom of fungal infection
Doctor :  
happens in bacterial as well
User :   internal itching
User :   the itching is internal
Doctor :  
Have you taken any medication?
User :   no i havent
User :   it only started on friday
User :   and when i told my doctor he says since i did not find any discharge
User :   i should watch it for a while
User :   but it is really disturbing
User :   what should i do now?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I shall explain you
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Before that can you explain me what you clearly mean by internal itching?
User :   internal meaning
User :   its slightly at d tip of my penis
User :   and its not an itch
User :   its tingly
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   tingly
User :   tingly
Doctor :  
How about the hygine part?
Doctor :  
Are you washing it everyday?
User :   where is the hygine part?
User :   yes i was it everyday
User :   wash
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
I advise you to consult a dermatologist
Doctor :  
and get the smear tested once
Doctor :  
to see if it is a fungal infection
User :   ok
User :   what if it is a fungal infection?
Doctor :  
Since there is no discharge, bacterial is less likely
User :   it is curable right?
Doctor :  
in that case
Doctor :  
you shall need to take and apply antifungal medications
User :   ok
User :   what about the bumps on the glans of the penis
User :   what could it be
User :   it has been there for three months
Doctor :   that is the one which needs to be looked for

Doctor :  
could be a swelling due to fungal infection
Doctor :  
allergy to condomes
Doctor :  
allergic to certain soaps
Doctor :  
which you are using now
Doctor :  
these are the different causes
User :   but it is definitely not a sexually transmitted infection?
Doctor :   Since there is no discharge

Doctor :  
and you say that you have indulged in protective intercourse
Doctor :  
with a single partner
Doctor :  
that is less likely in your case
User :   i hav unprotected intercourse wit my partner
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
then STD is also a possibility
Doctor :  
and the fungal infection which we are discussing could also be an STD
Doctor :   even STDs are either bacterial or fungal right?
Doctor :  
so the course of action does not differ
User :   what could the std be?
User :   ghono
User :   ???
User :   or what
Doctor :  
A fungal infection is more likely
Doctor :  
like candida
User :   candida
Doctor :  
other possibilites are less
User :   what are the symptoms of candida?
Doctor :  
Swelling, discharge, itching sensation
Doctor :  
need not be all
User :   ok
User :   the swelling does not ache
User :   its just there
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and its not a real swelling
User :   its like a cluster
User :   really flat
Doctor :   First it should be examined
Doctor :  
and a smear tested under a microscope
User :   what is your advice now?
Doctor :  
Dermatologist consultation and the smear test
User :   smear test
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   stds re curable right?
Doctor :   One more advice from my side is that, you can send a photograph and get the consultation of our superspecialist
Doctor :  
I shall give you the link
User :   please do send me the link
User :   i can email u a picture straight away
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   The details are given
Doctor :  
along with the email address
User :   ok
Doctor :  
where you need to send the pic
User :   i will do that just straight away
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
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Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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