Q. What causes a mild burning sensation on the tip of the penis and tenderness?

Answered by
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 25, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 27, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have had a mild burning sensation on the tip of my penis and tenderness since two months. Sometimes it comes and goes. I had unprotected sex with my partner three months ago, and it was the first time both were doing this. I have tested for urine culture and sensitivity, but it is normal. I ate antibiotics, but they did not cure it. My partner is fine; she has no issues. I have one small bump on the side of the shaft of the penis. It is painless, with no itching and discharges from the penis. I have tested for diabetes, but it is normal.



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Burning sensation in the long term might be related to chronic prostatitis. I recommend semen culture rather than urine culture as urine usually is clear. For chronic prostatitis, consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent, tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for four weeks. If your partner has no symptoms, she should not be treated. Regarding the bump no need to worry about it. It might be a sebaceous cyst, and you need to do nothing about it.

If you have any more queries, please let me know.

Kind regards.

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