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Tick on penis, glans swollen. What is wrong? STD?

I had a tick on the head of my penuis yesterday and today my penuis inches on the inside and the glands on the outside right under the head are swollen. The night before I discovered the tick I had sex with my girlfriend and she accidentally Kicked me in the head of my penuis when it was hard? We ve been together for 1 year and are faithful so an std is not likely.
Asked On : Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hi Conrad,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
You might had a local injury on the penis due to the blunt injury by the kick.
While examining for the swelling may be you have found the tick by chance.
Otherway roung may also be true. If you did not have much pain after the intercourse and the swelling was not there after the sexual intercourse was over and you fond it only in the morning then the cause may be a bite by the tick. In both the cases you need a physician consult of your locality and get treated accordingly.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Praveen Rodrigues's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there. You seem to be "ticked off!" ;-) On a serious note, ticks are not commonly found on heads' of penis'. Either you or your girfriend has had a case of bad personal hygeine or aquired it from another contact. There is an outside chance a pet (Dog) could have had a role here. I dont think the kick to the penis (albeit not a friendly sport) would have caused the itch & the glandular enlargement. If your penis region is painful, then there is a case for some damage aka fracture penis etc but judging by your description, unlikely. Please wash all fomites, undergarments et al of both partners' in hot water, dry well & iron out the creases...this applies to all garments in household. Use an OTC(over the counter) antibacterial/anti-tick soap daily for a time 10 mts. If certain about tick/mite, use a 5% permethrin lotion from head to toe..leave on for 6-8 hrs (single application) & wash off. Locally, use a combination of crotamiton 10% (Eurax) & betamethasone creams twice/daily to penile head et al for some 48 hrs together with an oral once/day non-sedative antihistamine called fexofenadine 180 (telfast-180). This should see you feeling much better in 48 hrs. If still under the weather, please visit your local dermatologist. Cheers & wish you good luck & practice safe sex always!!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatoogist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore.
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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