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Old 02-02-2012, 06:15 AM   #1
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Sore under foreskin

Hello! for the past 1-2 weeks i have been having a bit of pain pulling my foreskin all the way back, my penis gets very itchy and it's very red.

I had sex about 3 weeks ago, and i was wearing a condom but we were kissing, could i have gotten herpes/stds? or is this just a infection and if so what should i get to remove it?

 
Old 02-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Sore under foreskin

Have you been using any soaps when washing? That can cause irritation which could cause the redness and itching you've been experiencing.

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:40 AM   #3
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Have you been using any soaps when washing? That can cause irritation which could cause the redness and itching you've been experiencing.
Recently yes, because i don't "want to smell" when she is over, also today my penis seems to be good.

When i pull it all the way back it does not hurt as much, it's still VERY itchy on the left side of my penis under the foreskin & a little red. Also skin is starting to peel off.

Hopefully in the next few days it all goes away including the smell.

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Old 02-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #4
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Re: Sore under foreskin

Sounds like balanitis ...I've had that before, and have it at the minute I think! The problem is down to using harsh soaps i think...I've taken a layer of skin off my bell end from using harsh soaps. Warm water should be enough...apparently the old chap is good at self cleaning. I booked an appt with my sexual health clinic, and actually got told off by the health advisor for using soap!
Basically lay off the soap!
Btw...you can't get an std from kissing, but there is a chance of getting something like chlamydia through oral sex...which is what happened to me. Your symptoms sound like balanitis to me, but its still worth getting yourself checked out. I've had about 5 different docs / specialists looking at my old chap and his 2 mates over the last month, and it's certainly cured any embarrassment I may have had about going to the docs with sexual health problems! Best of luck lad.

 
Old 02-03-2012, 05:14 AM   #5
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Re: Sore under foreskin

Cheers for the reply, I'll definitely be careful next time... Hell i won't even use soap from now on ill just wash it with warm water.

The pain was definitely not worth it, And, the ITCHINESS! Also ill give it 1-3 days and see if it stops and if it doesn't ill go to the doctors.

 
Old 02-03-2012, 05:19 AM   #6
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Re: Sore under foreskin

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Sounds like balanitis ...I've had that before, and have it at the minute I think! The problem is down to using harsh soaps i think...I've taken a layer of skin off my bell end from using harsh soaps. Warm water should be enough...apparently the old chap is good at self cleaning. I booked an appt with my sexual health clinic, and actually got told off by the health advisor for using soap!
Basically lay off the soap!
Btw...you can't get an std from kissing, but there is a chance of getting something like chlamydia through oral sex...which is what happened to me. Your symptoms sound like balanitis to me, but its still worth getting yourself checked out. I've had about 5 different docs / specialists looking at my old chap and his 2 mates over the last month, and it's certainly cured any embarrassment I may have had about going to the docs with sexual health problems! Best of luck lad.

Cheers for the reply, looks like I'll be more careful next time.... Hell i won't even use soap from now on the pain was not worth it.

I'll wait 1-3 days and see if it heals all up, and if it doesn't' I'll go to the doctors. Also just one quick question.

When you went to the "sexual health clinic" and they diagnosed your problem did they give you any pills, creams? or did you just have to wait it out until it healed.

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Old 02-03-2012, 06:37 AM   #7
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Re: Sore under foreskin

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection so you get antibiotics ...usually to take over a week. your symptoms don't really sound like it though. if you are concerned, just go and get checked out. it isn't great fun to have a stranger poking around, but they've seen it all before. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing. If its balanitis it will prob sort itself out, but you can get cream for it yourself. Like you said, give it a few days then see what you feel...any more info about it all, just give me a shout.

 
Old 02-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #8
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Re: Sore under foreskin

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection so you get antibiotics ...usually to take over a week. your symptoms don't really sound like it though. if you are concerned, just go and get checked out. it isn't great fun to have a stranger poking around, but they've seen it all before. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing. If its balanitis it will prob sort itself out, but you can get cream for it yourself. Like you said, give it a few days then see what you feel...any more info about it all, just give me a shout.

 
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