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What is the cause of severe smell from penis?

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Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Question: Hi, I am Ankur 33 years of age, I am facing problem of severe bad smell from my penis . Just for helping you in diagnosis I daily wash my penis while bathing but still after couple of hours while I go for urination It smells very bad .
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:

You need to go for a thorough check-up of the area...

Detailed Answer:

Hello and Welcome,

I've gone through your query and understand your concern.

Kindly let me know a few more details so that I can guide you further:

1. Is there any visible rash over the affected area? Any redness/skin discoloration/whitish discharge from the area?

2. Any pain/burning sensation while passing urine?

3. How long are you suffering from this?

4. Have you taken/applied any medications yet?

5. Are you sexually active? Any history of unprotected/risky exposure?

6. Any other health concerns (any history of diabetes, overweight)?

-Could you please upload a picture of the affected area so that I review it in more details?

Please note that it can be due to several reasons (most notably fungal infection of the localized area, Urinary tract infection and/ some sexually transmitted infection).

So, a detailed examination of the affected region by a Dermatologist and a few basic investigations (Urine routine microscopy and culture sensitivity) should be done at first. Treatment will be based on the findings.

Good that you're washing daily, but, please keep the area thoroughly clean (by retracting the skin gently, please don't force if there's any pain experienced while doing this) with soap and water daily.

Avoid wearing tight undergarments and use soft loose-fitting cotton garments. Avoid rubbing of the area (you can use a blow-dryer after bathing to keep the area dry).

Hope I have answered your question.

Take care!

Kind Regards,

Dr. Arnab Banerjee,
Critical Care Specialist


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What is the cause of severe smell from penis?

Brief Answer: You need to go for a thorough check-up of the area... Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome, I've gone through your query and understand your concern. Kindly let me know a few more details so that I can guide you further: 1. Is there any visible rash over the affected area? Any redness/skin discoloration/whitish discharge from the area? 2. Any pain/burning sensation while passing urine? 3. How long are you suffering from this? 4. Have you taken/applied any medications yet? 5. Are you sexually active? Any history of unprotected/risky exposure? 6. Any other health concerns (any history of diabetes, overweight)? -Could you please upload a picture of the affected area so that I review it in more details? Please note that it can be due to several reasons (most notably fungal infection of the localized area, Urinary tract infection and/ some sexually transmitted infection). So, a detailed examination of the affected region by a Dermatologist and a few basic investigations (Urine routine microscopy and culture sensitivity) should be done at first. Treatment will be based on the findings. Good that you're washing daily, but, please keep the area thoroughly clean (by retracting the skin gently, please don't force if there's any pain experienced while doing this) with soap and water daily. Avoid wearing tight undergarments and use soft loose-fitting cotton garments. Avoid rubbing of the area (you can use a blow-dryer after bathing to keep the area dry). Hope I have answered your question. Take care! Kind Regards, Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Critical Care Specialist