Smell from my penis..

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This is ridiculously embarrassing but I just want some advice. Basically for ages now my penis has smelled quite bad.. Like a fishy smell.. I don't have any other symptoms like pain when I pee, no increase in frequency of peeing, nothing hurts when I'm using it, no discolouration, no patches, no spots etc.

I wash frequently and wash my private areas a few times a day. But it doesn't seem to matter how good I wash it, the smell doesn't completely go, just doesn't get as strong. Can anyone recommend any creams for it, any advice? Can this be common for men of my age? (I'm only 22). It's making my sex life become alot more awkward for me with my girlfriend and unfortunatly I can't see a doctor right now as I'm working away from home for weeks. Thanks everyone.

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    Good evening my young friend.  It does happen to some men  You do not say if you are cut or uncut.  I did a little looking on the internet and found out that it can be ether from poor hygiene or a skin infection.  Being you said you wash twice a day.  It can't me hygiene.  If you are uncircumcised your for skin has to be pulled all the way back and wash with soap 2 times a day.  The fishy smell is like a women vagina.  A man can get this smell after sex because he picks up the bacteria.   Now also the doctor said that it can also be the mans own body odor and he will have to use a pleasant smelling lotion or deodorant.  Good look.  You can also maybe spray a cologne down your pants before you meat up with your girlfriend   Ken         

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      Thanks for the reply. I am uncut, and I pull the skin all the way back and usually wash it was just clean water as I've heard washing it with soap can be a bad idea. Although I have tried soap before and have had no reprocussions and if anything it did work a little better. But still, the smell still remained. I've spoken to my older brother and he said it could be thrush and to apply a cream to it but I thought thrush would create more problems that just a smell?

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    My opinion is to look into a possible UTI infection.
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    Sounds like it could be some kind of skin infection.  Have you had std screenings? Ensuring it’s not one of those? I assume there hasn’t been any discharge? Or changes to your semen, colour/ smell etc.  It’s purely the skin that smells?   

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      I haven't been screened for an STI but yeah I have no other symptoms at all it's purely the smell. It's mainly the skin under my foreskin that smells which is common but it shouldn't stay there after I have washed the area which is what makes me worried

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      Ok. And you’re able to pull the skin all the way back and clean properly under there??   It sounds to me like a bacterial infection.  I would suggest visiting a doctor when you can for them to swab the area for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. 
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      Yeah I can pull the skin back no problem and clean it fully under there. Im happy to go to the doctor but I gotta admit I've never had any sort of check like that before and I realty don't fancy anything put down me if you know what I mean haha. I know it's gotta be done at some point though. I'm happy to have things done outside my penis so a swab of the area wouldn't be a problem but I can't stand the thought of anything going in there haha

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      I’m not a medical professional,  but I’m pretty sure they’d only need to swan the external skin. If that’s where the smell is coming from.   Honestly don’t worry about the tests. Just a see a doctor when you can. All the best. 
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    Are you circumcised? That may be an isssue. My ex boyfriend was only half circumcised because he bled too much during the procedure. And he became prone to catching yeast infections and sometimes had a fishy smell. I’m not sure if men can get them when they are circumcised... I’ve heard, but not straight facts. 
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      No Im not circumsized. Don't really want to either but I have considered it if it can help down there. I have cut my 'banjo' before ages ago but that healed up fine and has just left a little scarring

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    I think you should be more concerned about fixing the issue than the type of exam you get. Yeast (Thrush) can be just smelly with no other symptoms. Since you've had the smell for ages, I would definitely see a dr rather than go over the counter because you may have more than one strain of yeast. Also, I would wash with a baby soap if that area is sensitive.

    Good luck

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