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burning sensation of penis

i have for the last six month felt a burning sensation on my penis even when not urinating. i frequently have to urniate, and sometimes my i feel my feet a slight burning sensation what can this be?
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The most common reason for burning in the penis would be an infection.  There are a variety of causes, but STDs leading to urethritis would be one of the more common causes.  

To first evaluate this, I would suggest a urinalysis and urethral swab looking for STDs.

If negative, there are some anatomical causes - such as urethral strictures or urethral polyps - that can cause burning.  A referral to a urologist for possible cystoscopy can be considered to more comprehensively evaluate the discomfort.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Thanks,
Kevin, M.D.
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