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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
I'm 23 years of age and today after i've gotten out of the shower i noticed on my penise's head a redness around the the top of it where i wee. I feel no pain when i touch it.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   So?
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I'm 23 years of age and today after i've gotten out of the shower i noticed on my penise's head a redness around the the top of it where i wee. I feel no pain when i touch it.
Doctor :  
any swelling?
User :   I use to masturbate often, about 1 time a day every day
Doctor :  
ok
User :   like very little bumps
User :   but very little
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
itching?
User :   i felt that about few days ago
User :   but i didn't pay any attention to it
Doctor :  
so you dont have itching now?
User :   since i got out of the shower, no
Doctor :  
ok
User :   that's about one hour ago
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is ti possible for you to send a photo over email
Doctor :  
for a better evaluation
User :   sure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   send your photo to the above email add?
Doctor :  
say done when you have finished sending it.
User :   ok
User :   the photos are been uploaded now to the email
User :   can you tell me something at this stage?
User :   done
User :   i've sent the email
Doctor :  
i would like to ask few questions pertaining your history
Doctor :  
do you have history of sexual exposure?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
since when are you actively involved?
User :   2005
Doctor :   any recent unprotected act?
User :   never had unprotected sex
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do you have multiple sexual partners?
User :   no
User :   have you received the photos?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
am looking through it
Doctor :  
do have pain while passing urine?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
It may be a viral or fungal infection
Doctor :  
it would require a treatment of prescription drugs
Doctor :  
and also a detailed physical evaluation of the region
User :   so i guess i should see a doctor as soon as possible
Doctor :  
preferably a Dermatologist.
User :   so is it very very bad?
Doctor :   it need not be bad
Doctor :   it is v difficult to differentiate it from a fungal infection and dermatosis of eczema from a photo.
Doctor :  
so a physical examination would be required to confirm on this.
User :   is this an STD?
Doctor :  
no necessaryly.
Doctor :  
not*
Doctor :   there are treatment options available for almost most of these infections.
Doctor :  
so need not worry
Doctor :  
in the meantime avoid friction
User :   ok
User :   the only thing is it's driving me crazy
Doctor :  
maintain strict hygienic measures
User :   just for having it
Doctor :   and do not wear too tight under garments.
Doctor :  
do you follow what i say?
User :   yes
User :   i do
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it's just i'm affraid of something worse
Doctor :   relax
Doctor :  
just get a physical examination done.
User :   ok
User :   will do
Doctor :   good
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no, thank you very much for your time and help
Doctor :  
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