I have redness on my Penis!

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Hi, i have redness around the foreskin and head of my penis. Starting occurring when i had unprotected sex around a year ago. Occasionally it looks more red than usual. Doctor ruled out anything serious but was still unsure. Doctor has prescribed several creams which haven't done much. I have no pain or itchiness at all but i know the redness is not normal. Any idea what the problem could be? Always very anxious about it!

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    Thrush?  [Candidiasis]

    Hi Jerry,  I would wager that it is Thrush.  Have you tried Canesten or Daktarin creams?  Generic names Clotrimazole and Miconazole, which are cheaper to buy than the branded products.

    You could try going to your  GUM clinic at the local hospital, you can generally walk in off the street.  They are more au fait with this than GPs.

    Good luck

     

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      Thanks for your reply. Yes i have tried those creams, not much effect. This redness comes and goes but there is always some discolouration that i find isnt normal.. also the foreskin is slightly hard to pull back sometimes..

      Still thrush you think? If so is it easy to treat?

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      Thrush is easy to treat but with the creams I mentioned and if one doesn't work, the other might but,  why not try your local GUM clinic, they are used to this kind of problem

       

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      Genito Urinary Clinic, they do deal with sexually transmitted diseases but under that umbrella, you get things like thrush which aren't always stds, could be undiagnosed diabetes for example.

      But, they are much more likely to sort you out than your GP.

      Just google GUM clinic Sheffield or wherever your nearest hospital is and you will get the info you need

      Good luck and I hope it helps

       

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      Sorry, left out the Medicine!

      Genito Urinary Medicine

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