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Itchiness on the shaft of the penis

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: September 10, 2020 6:49 AM
Anonymous 20 days

Hi Doctor, recently about few weeks ago I had experienced an itchiness on the shaft of my penis however there are no sign of any rash or anything. It’s just itchy on the left part of the shaft but it was not constant. Sometimes i felt it and sometimes I don’t it lasted for about two weeks and it was gone forever. So basically I have a gutate psoriasis and when i felt the itchiness I managed to put on some moisturizer on it with the hope that it will be gone. I’m not that sexually active but about the past one week I actually had a sexual intercourse by using a condom. and later I also masturbated using a sex toy. After both of that event suddenly the itchiness appear. I’ve read a lot of this on google and I’m a little bit worried if the itchiness was due to the sexual intercourse. Hopefully doctor can explain the situation that I have faced. Thank you

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 20 days
General Practitioner

Hello and good afternoon. Thank you for your inquiries.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your itchiness that you experience on your penis without the presence of rashes or blisters. For your information, you problem may be related with a sexual transmitted infection (STI) somehow. However, there are also other conditions besides an STI that may cause penile itching.

A classical characteristic of an STD infection includes blisters, ulceration, itchiness and also warts or vesiculopapular rashes. Here is the list of conditions that might be related to your problem:

  • Excessive friction. Inadequate lubrication during intercourse
  • Contact dermatitis
  • HPV infection (genital warts)
  • Genital herpes
  • Genital candidiasis (male thrush)
  • Auto-immune disease such as Psoriasis
  • Bacterial infections

Get into relationships without the infection.

We suggest you to always practice healthy sexual engagements to prevent any infection or skin condition that might affect your sexual health. If this problem persists or worsens, we strongly suggest you to meet your nearest doctor to undergo suitable treatment for your current condition.

For more information, You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online regarding your current problem. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu Sep 10 2020 06:49:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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