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Burning Sensation Of Penis

Burning sensation in the penis usually occurs in cases of urinary tract infection, urethritis, cystitis, prostatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, genital warts, syphilis, chlamydia, or gonorrhea. A penile burning sensation can also occur due to allergies, balanitis, contact with irritants, dermatitis, diabetes, penile fracture, and priapism. Depending upon the cause, the doctor will suggest a treatment plan.

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Burning sensation in my penis does not subside. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation in the penis for the last 20 days. For the first seven days, I took Terbinafine tablet and Candid cream. The next seven days I took Oflomac 400, Afdura, and Urispas. But the burning sensation is still there. I also have a little bit of swelling in the glans ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your queries. You may have complicated UTI (urinary tract infection). You have to undergo another test. Send VB3 (voided bladder 3) urine or EPS for culture and sensitivity. EPS means expressed prostatic secretion. Voided bladder sample 3 means ur...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation and inflammation in my penis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation and inflammation in my penis. My penis head color is black or blue. In the morning it is more red. Why so? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please help me with a few details so that I can assist you with your issue: Are you diabetic or hypertensive? Have you had any surgeries in the past? Are you circumcised? Do you have any difficulty in passing urine, such as urgency, increased frequency, feeling of inc...  Read Full »

I have recurring balanitis. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from penile infection/balanitis for almost three months. This is occurring every week once or twice but it is disappearing after two to three days and coming back again. Initially, my symptoms were:Itching.Redness around the head of the penis.Swelling under the foreskin,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreelakshmi. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your description, you are suffering from balanitis. It can be due to irritation from soap or other products that you are using to wash that area, or it can be due to a fungal infection. I would like you to check your blood sugar. Discontinue the use of soap and other...  Read Full »

I am feeling urethral discomfort post-hand job. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I received a hand job from a mysterious individual, and afterward, I put hand sanitizer all over my groin area. I think I put some in my urethra as well. Later that night I noticed a dull discomfort in my urethra, but nothing painful. It does not hurt when I pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hand sanitizers are usually alcohol based preparations. No wonder that it caused some burning or discomfort in urethra. But do not worry, you did not cause any significant harm to yourself. This might not be the sole criteria to worry for STI (sexually transmitted infecti...  Read Full »

Why am I getting itching and burning sensation on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was taking Oxra 5 mg tablet for diabetes, and due to this I had excessive urination. I got a fungal infection on the skin of my penis with a burning sensation and itching. I got this problem two weeks ago when I was on Oxra. I consulted a skin specialist and he prescribed Itraconazol...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Candidal balanoposthitis is a very common fungal infection of the glans and prepuce of the penis. It is usually seen in poorly-controlled diabetics. Also, the treatment course you have taken is incomplete. Usually, the antifungal cream needs to be applied daily for a...  Read Full »

I am having pain and a burning sensation in the penis. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis has been hurting and burning recently when I retract the foreskin from top to bottom. During sexual activity, my penis loses its rigidity, and the erections are short-lived. I am a diabetic and a heart patient who has also undergone spine surgery. My current medication includes d...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible.Do not worry. Do you have any itching, burning, or discharge on the glans? Are you experiencing burning during urination? Please respond with details, including all reports, a pictur...  Read Full »

Are penile inflammation and itching indicative of balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed an inflammation on the tip of my penis a few days ago. It appears patchy, and I developed itchiness and inflammation of the urethra. Also, I have a burning sensation after urination. However, I underwent a few blood tests two months back, which were normal. Also, I underwent a C...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is balanitis, and it must be treated with tablets. This inflammation is a part of urethritis which is inflammation of the urethra. So, I suggest you to take the tablets Ciprofloxacin (fluoroquinolone antibiotic) ...  Read Full »

Is torn meatus dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 year old. I did not have any physical relationship till date. My meatus got torn from bottom of around 1 mm three weeks back due to masturbating on bed in jean. The meatus was swollen and looked like lips. I felt continuous need to urinate every 10 minutes or so. The urine was als...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First let me say that this is a minor issue and you need not worry. You have had a minor tear in meatus as per your description. It will heal definitely. It may take a couple of weeks still. You need not take any medicine or cream. In case it heals by scarring meatus beco...  Read Full »

What could cause burning sensation in the penis post unprotected oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I received unprotected oral sex from someone I did not know, and I have been having symptoms in the genital area ever since. The onset of symptoms happened as follows. First, a few days after the encounter, I have a burning at the tip of the penis. This went away on its own. I got pink...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is clearly chronic prostatitis. It can be bacterial or abacterial (without bacteria). This is a long term inflammation of the prostate. Its treatment is difficult. Diagnosis is by prostatic massage and urine sample after that, but I request semen for culture easie...  Read Full »

I have been getting a stinging feeling while urinating around the tip of my penis. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting a stinging feeling while urinating which only happens sometimes and it also lingers around the tip of my penis after I have urinated. I have been to my doctor and had antibiotics but they did not work. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understood your concern. Please help me with a few details so that I can assist you better. 1. How long has this issue been going on for? 2. Are you diabetic, hypertensive, or have any other illnesses? 3. Have you had any surgeries in the past? 4. Do y...  Read Full »

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