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What causes burning sensation in the urethra after masturbation?

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Dr. Suma Parinam

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Posted on Mon, 7 May 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Hello
47yr Male
3 weeks ago mastubated with Vaseline, woke next day with red urethra, the opening burns a little if a dribble of urine touches it, seen GP, urine test all clear, given antibiotics for 5 days, problem subsided, then masturbated again 3 days again , woke with some problem again, it does not hurt to pee, no other pain
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Refrain for 2 weeks

Detailed Answer:
If it doesn't hurt this time just apply lignocaine gel there and take Motrin tablet for the redness.
I suggest to refrain from masturbation and sexual activity for at least two weeks to avoid further injury.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Suma Parinam 19 minutes later
Thanks Doctor, is there a diagnosis for this condition ?
I am prone to getting thrush on the head of my penis, but it’s not thrush, although the burning sensation on the tip of the penis near urethra resembles the same feeling. This is the first time I have had anything like this happen, Dr originally thought STD but the urine test was clear. Whilst on the antibiotics for the 5 days I refrained from masturbation , then as I said , the burning sensation subsided until I masturbated again. After I have been to the toilet if any small dribble of pee sits under the foreskin it has the burning sensation. I am in Australia, so not sure what cream or tablets you have prescribed are available here. Cheers RUSSELL
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Irritant urethritis with balanitis

Detailed Answer:

This is balanitis with irritant urethritis. It could be ingredients in Vaseline or friction force from masturbation. it is non serious and recurrent if you continue to irritate till it subsides. if I were your doctor I would not have prescribed oral antibiotics.
Ibuprofen is available in any country. you can take pills. I guess lignocaine application is not available.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Suma Parinam 39 minutes later
Thank you doctor, I just looked up urethritis and that sounds like what I have.
I have some cream called Hydrocortisone Acetate for itching , redness and inflammation of the skin in my cupboard , would this be suitable to apply or sudocrem used for nappy rash ?
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sudocrem is better

Detailed Answer:
You can use sudocrem twice a day for three days.
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