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Swollen penis and redness at the bottom after sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi, I have some rather personal questions about sex & all that. Its to embarrasing to bring up or show to a Doctor in person. Id rather explain it & show photos if that helps.
Doctor :  
Yes\
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Please go ahead
User :   I am 26yr old male & always used safe sex with women. (except for oral sometimes) I have not had any form of sex for about 6 months prior to a few days ago
User :   I know I have always been safe & free of any disease's etc. Also, I hardly ever get sick & live & eat right so I beleive I know my body.
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   But I had unprotected oral & full sex with a friend who I have known for years. As far as I know, he always practised safe sex with women also. This is the first time both of us had been with another guy.
User :   But i have a few Qs. but since then, I have had semi painful erections & my penis feels swollen & possibly redish. i am colorblind so not sure. What could this be?
Doctor :  
Was it anal and oral sex?
User :   Yes both & Also, it feels sore & maybe red around my bottom. Because we performed oral each others bum, can you catch a disease from that?
Doctor :   If both of you are disease free the chances are less

User :   As far as I know yes
Doctor :  
Then no fears
Doctor :  
The penis is swollen and reddish because of anal sex
User :   Why is my penis swollen or red? I have had sex before but with women
Doctor :  
It however happens because of great friction of the anal mucosa
User :   Speaking of that, I think there may be discharge coming from my bum
Doctor :  
Restrict sexual activity for few days and take a Ibuprofen kind of pill which will reduce the swelling
Doctor :  
You can participate in sex as ever you were
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after the swelling subsides
User :   OK great! If we both dont have any disease, can we catch anything from mouth to anal? As I said, my bum is red & never been red. It had discharge but dont no what or ahy.
Doctor :  
Then you got to check for the secretions
User :   whats a secretion sorry?
Doctor :  
Discharge from the anus
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should be put under microscope and checked
Doctor :   If there is no major problem like itching or pus or blood
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then you should not worry
User :   OK maybe i will leave it a week then go ahead for that
Doctor :  
if you feel that it is bothersome then you should get an anal swab
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   I was hoping it would be visible to the eye rather then getting an anal swab. Thats why I choose an online & private service
User :   I will keep an eye on it
Doctor :  
You should keep the area clean and tidy
Doctor :  
Apply an septic lotion with a cotton swab
Doctor :   That all will d
Doctor :  
do
Doctor :  
Take a Ibuprofen tablet, 400 mg after food for two days
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twice a day
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That will take care of both the discomforts of the penis and the anal region
User :   I will have to get some lotion & tablets then! Thats great for both regions. Right now my bum feels sore & looking at my photo it looks like it could be infected. It would put my mind at ease if u could asses the photo. I really do not want to do it with my GP...
Doctor :  
Please send it to me
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Did you upload the photo

User :   Ok I will send it to u now
Doctor :  
Are you with me?
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Please log back after 15 minutes and I can tell you how it looks
User :   Im so sorry
User :   are you there or should i come back
User :   I will wait for you
Doctor :  
I am here
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Please log back after 15 minutes
Doctor :  
I am yet to receive it
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and the mail server takes some time to deliver the photos ( large file )
User :   OK i will come back it is sending now
Doctor :  
Ok great
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Bye
Doctor :   Are you back?
User :   Hi I had troubles reaching your email. I am sorry for any incovieniance
User :   Did u receive the photo?
Doctor :  
No
Doctor :  
I have not got it yet
User :   It was a photo of the inflammed area. You should have it
Doctor :   I will check it again

Doctor :  
Give me a minute
User :   OK
User :   do what you have to do I will wait
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   Have u got the first one yet? I have tried to send an image of my genitals also, my penis (shaft) has never been this sore
User :   I am color blind. Can u inform me if u see redness anywhere
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I am having a check


Doctor :  
I am now seeing your first photo
User :   OK & what about the redness?
Doctor :  
Yes there is slight inflammation
User :   and it seems to be discharge?
User :   o
User :   ok
User :   it feels more swollen then it may look but u r a Doctor
Doctor :   Ok

User :   is redness normal?
Doctor :  
No it is a variant
Doctor :  
It is because of strain in the area
User :   There is no strain
User :   just sore
Doctor :  
The Penis is normal
Doctor :  
Abstain from sex for the next few days
Doctor :  
It will heal by then
Doctor :  
Nothing to worry
User :   it has never been swollen around the base & it feels thicker then it should be when flaccid
Doctor :   Yes

User :   I wont have sex for a while OK,
Doctor :  
that is because of the inflammation
Doctor :  
It will reduce
User :   Inflammation is caused from what?
User :   Its never happened
Doctor :  
I would advise you take Sitz bath
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where in you sit in a tub of hot water which is tolerable
User :   I will try but only have showers
Doctor :  
with 5ml of dettol and salti it nit
User :   OK dettol & salt.
Doctor :   that will reduce the inflammation

Doctor :   Start on Ibuprofen
Doctor :  
as I suggested previously
User :   I will Doctor thanks! But since it has felt swollen/thicker when flaccid I have noticed there are alot more veins on it. Also my friend did not have half as many veins i did. Is that normal?
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :  
that is normal
User :   Even if he has not as many?
User :   OK i will trust u
Doctor :   Fine
User :   In the future if i was to have oral again & mouth anal with another person, can u catch a bad disease if u dont have actual sex?
Doctor :   It can cause infection

Doctor :  
as the anus is a contaminated area
User :   We would clean before hand
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But do take care
User :   is that OK
User :   I will
Doctor :  
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User :   I have gave u a great review!!
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :  
Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   ok thank you!
User :   done
Doctor :   Are you there?
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