Hello, Sorry to bother you. It's probably nothing, but I'd rather ask and be safe rather than sorry. I've been sexually inactive for almost two years. I also was checked for STD's prior to being with my last girlfriend. I didn't have any symptoms of STD's, it was just a precautionary measure. Anyways, about 8 months, I started developing this odd smell coming from just one spot on my penis. It's at the base of the shaft, where it connects to the sac (Don't know of a more technical word to use there). There is no rash or irritation or anything of that nature. The smell is a strange smell, just smells unclean. Sometimes the smell won't be there for a few days, and sometimes it won't go away for a few days. Sometimes the smell is even there right when I'm done with a shower. The spot is actually on the left side of where I mentioned, which is also the side my penis generally lays when I'm sitting down - it has a tendency to lay to the left rather than the right. Had the smell always been there, I would just assume it was because that little spot gets less air since the penis is always covering it up when I'm sitting. The only other thing I can mention is that (and this is kind of gross) Last year, someone very close to me passed away. I wasn't working or anything at the time, so I didn't need to leave the house much. Because of this, I wasn't showering very much, sometimes I wouldn't shower for a week (I was depressed, and I wasn't sweating at all during that time - but it's still gross). Did I develop some sort of infection from not showing back then that stayed on my penis? Is it due to some sort of chemical imbalance? Or is this more of a symptom of some type of STD that normally goes unnoticed? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and I'm 26 - like I said, this is not a smell I've had my whole life or I wouldn't worry too much - it just started around 8 months ago, give or take. Thanks for your time!
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