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Swelling under the foreskin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi there, I have been with my girlfriend for 4 years and we've both been faithful during this time. During this time she has had thrush approximately 3 times and she has given it to me once. We have also returned negative STD tests when we first started dating.Last night we had sex unprotected (this is normal for us for the last 2 years) and it stung a little bit during the intercourse, but it wasn't so bad so we continued - I assumed it was because we've been apart for 3 weeks and hadn't had sex or masturbated during this time.This morning when I went to go to the toilet the underside of my foreskin was swollen a little, kind of looking like it was holding fluid. It also had some very minor skin irritation on top. There was no stinging while urinating and no other problems apart from minor swelling and slight skin breaks.
What could this be?
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Doctor :   Let me read your query/
User :   Are you there? Because the window closed before.
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   Okay, I will wait
Doctor :   Can you send a picture of it?
Doctor :   to YYYY@YYYY
User :   No, I am unable right now.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you describe the swelling? size, shape,
Doctor :   Is it single?
User :   Yes, single
User :   Small, appoximately the size of a jelly bean under the penis
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it painful?
User :   With tiny breaks in the skin that are like sores,but they aren't sore or giving any problems
User :   No, no pain at all
User :   Both at the skin and when I urinate
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   There are no discharge from the penis right?
User :   No, no disharge, discoloration or smell
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Any complaints of fever, body ache, etc?
User :   Nope, no other symptoms
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What is the color of the swelling?
User :   Slight red, but not too different from my normal penis color
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it soft or hard to touch?
User :   Soft
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It could be a case of infection.
Doctor :   You can consult a GP/ dermatologist for further assistance in this regard.
Doctor :   Is the swelling fluid filled like?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Then you can get a
Doctor :   physical examination from GP/ dermatologist.
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