I woke up 4 days ago with a pain in the head of my penis, there is no bumps or discoloration. I got oral sex before i went to sleep and noticed that the base of my penis had spit around it. It was moist. I have herpes but have not had an outbreak in 2 years, (sence my first one), I havnt had sex with any new partners. Ive only had sex with my girlfriend in the last year and hooked up with an x about a month ago. I am pretty sure the x was clean and I know my girlfriend is clean. The pain is pretty bad. It is only painfull when i touch it or it rubbs against something. (boxers) I figured with my penis being wet it could have stuck to my leg for the whole nite while i was sleeping then when it pulled off it just made the spot raw. I can touch all around the spot but when i hit it, it hurts. It gets better and worst. It sortof feels like i caught it in the zipper but i know i didnt. Its hard for me to stop rubbin it cause i think its gettin better but its not, it still hurts. It sortof helps to put neosporn on it. Should I be worried about this? Could it be a STD. I have looked on the internet and can't find anything close to it. I dont have any other symptoms of stds, i feel fine. The pain is right between where the head starts and the p whole. Almost dead center. Is this an infection. I figured if it was the herpes i would have had an outbreak by now. It has been 5 days now and it is def better than the first day. Thank you for any help
Possible causes can include infection or an irritant dermatitis. I would be tested for various causes of infection, including STDs and urethritis (i.e caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia) - this can be done via a urine test or urethral swab.
Another possible cause would be anatomical abnormalities, such as a urethral stricture or polyp. A cystoscopy can be considered if an infection has been ruled out.
I would suggest a urology or dermatology referral for further evaluation.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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