Penis Infections

Penis Health: Identify & Cure Problems

There are many different types of infection that may affect the health of the penis. The most common of these are non-specific or non-gonococcal urethritis (NSU or NGU), Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and balanitis (balanoposthitis). Every year, about 80,000 men in the UK get diagnosed with these conditions.

When you experience any symptoms that may be suspicious, it is better to get tested. MD.co.uk London serves as the bridge between you and the best sexual health clinics in London.

What are the symptoms of penis infections?

The symptoms will greatly vary from person to person based on the bacteria resulting in the infection. But mostly, it includes:

  • Soreness or pain
  • Penile discharge
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Dysuria (burning whilst urinating)
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Your GP in London will fully assist you with the concerns regarding your sexual health, offering accurate diagnosis and treatment on existing conditions and symptoms.

What are the causes of penile infection?

  • Poor hygiene
  • Reaction of skin to an allergen or an irritant
  • Getting an STI

Why do you need to maintain good hygiene?

Smegma is the natural lubricant secreted underneath the foreskin on the head of  the penis (glans). So, regular and proper washing is necessary otherwise the build-up of smegma can cause foul smell, obstruct the proper foreskin movement and host bad bacteria causing balanitis (inflammation of the glans).

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Men having sex with men are statistically at higher risk of contracting STIs. Regardless of your sextual lifestyle, it is strongly advised to get a check-up from a private sexual health clinic near you once in every 6 months as symptoms are not always noticeable for all infections.

Urinary Tract Infections in Men

Non-gonococcal or non-specific urethritis (NGU/NSU)- Burning sensation during peeing, frequent urinary urge, soreness, pain around the penis tip along with cloudy and white discharge.

Balanitis

It leads to swelling, redness, soreness and pain around the penis head and foreskin, unpleasant odour, itching or rash on the penis and thick discharge underneath the foreskin along with dysuria.

Chlamydia

It causes pain in the testicles, dysuria and white, watery and cloudy discharge from tip of penis.

Gonorrhoea

It will inflame the foreskin, dysuria and cause green, yellow or while abnormal discharge from tip of penis.

Syphilis

It has 4 stages. The primary stage shows only soreness and as it gradually progresses further, other significant symptoms may present around the penis.

What to expect from the test

During the consultation with your sexual health expert in London, they will note any specific symptom or changes that have happened recently. They will discuss any previous infection and medical history will be carried out. You will be asked about the medications you are taking presently. You will be asked to share accurate information on your sexual partners, sexual activity and other exposure. The consultation, screening and testing is 100% confidential. A swab sample of discharge will be taken and tested in the lab. This will allow the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis in order to offer effective treatment quickly.

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