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Pus at the tip of the penis and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have pus buildup at the tip of my penis right at the opening of my urethra. There has always been a small piece of extra skin there, but I used a penis pump recently and it seemed to have enlarged and bursted that small piece of skin. Now the wound will not heal and constantly fills with pus. Any help?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi , May I ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   Sure
Doctor :   My I know your age and are you sexually active ?
User :   i'm 23 and am not currently sexually active
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i have had sex with someone after the injury
User :   and she has been checked for std's and was told she was clean
Doctor :   Ok, May I know if you have any systemic symptoms like fever , inflammation or any enlarged glands in the groin ?
User :   nope, none
User :   Not that I know of.
Doctor :   How about any enlarged veins or vessels on the shaft or scrotum ?
User :   No.. not that I can tell. Everything seems normal and works fine except that the "wound" will never heal.
User :   It just constantly fills with pus and I have to drain it daily.
User :   It's not painful at all, really.
Doctor :   Ok, Could you tell me since when you are exactly having this problem ?
User :   I've had this problem for about 6 months now.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the Urination normal or do you have any burning sensation or any pus or blood coming out ?
User :   Urination is normal.. No burning sensation or anything.
User :   I did notice that sometimes, blood would come out of the wound itself. But not much.
User :   It's usually just pus.
Doctor :   Can you come up with the description once again, Is it on the foreskin or hind skin , or the shaft or the glans of the penis ?
User :   I'm circumcized, and the wound is like.. right next to the opening of the urethra.
User :   There was always a small piece of extra skin right at the tip of my penis.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   And when I used a penis pump, it enlarged it and it kind of bursted I guess.
User :   It's not actually an injury to the urethra I don't think.
Doctor :   When have you been Circumcized , And did the surgery go well or had any complications ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I was cicumsized when I was a child. I don't remember it at all.
User :   I'm assuming everything went ok.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You have to understand my constraint as without Physical examination i can really do very little, But i will give you a differential diagnosis and probable help to be taken.
User :   Ok, thank you. Yes I understand how hard it must be for you to diagnose this problem.
Doctor :   1. It can be a Fungal Infection to the Shaft like Cnadidiasis and super added Secondary Bacterial Infection.
Doctor :   2. It can be an E.coli or Klebsiella infection in the Urinart Tract or the Peripheral Epithelium on the Penis.
Doctor :   3. Or the Glans might be injured during some intercourse and might have got infected in subsequent sexual or even due to the normal flora of urine. intercourse or
Doctor :   I would first recommend you the following steps ;
Doctor :   Hope you are following, Do you want me to elaborate anything out there ?
User :   Oh, what we're the recommendations?
User :   I didn't get anything after you said what you would reccommend
Doctor :   1. Please abstain from any further sexual activity for at least two weeks.
Doctor :   2. Drink lots of fluids, fresh juices, fruits and veggies.
Doctor :   3. Please Use Topical Soframycin or Bactrum , Ovr the counter antiseptic ointment.
Doctor :   4. Over and above please dry mop it after every time You urinate and keep it pus free.
Doctor :   5. I would finally recommend you to see a Urologist and get a Physical examination done.
Doctor :   6. I would also recommend a simple Urine Profile Test to rule out any Major UTI.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   This will surely help you.
User :   That sounds good. I will follow your recommendations and see how things work out.
Doctor :   Do you have anything else to ask ?
User :   Uhmm..
User :   I think that should be it..
User :   Can't think of anything else to ask..
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, And please let me know after 3-4 days and lets see if you require a dcotor's consultation and hope You get well by that time.
User :   Ok, thank you so much. Dr. AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Thank you fr consulting me
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now
User :   K thanks. Bye.
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