[Question #2274] Not Sure What This Is!

46 months ago
Hello Doctors, sorry to be posting again, but it's been a minute and I'm still searching for the cause of my symptoms. I've interacted with you guys with questions #658 and #1064. I really didn't want to ask the same question, but wanted to know if you guys have come across someone with the same or similar symptoms. July will be five years since my brief unprotected sexual encounter. Since then I've had a sharp pinching feeling in head of penis, intense itch in pubis hair are, itching inside the penis as well as on the shaft. At lease it feels like its on the outside of the shaft. Like I said before I have tested numerous time over the five years for every STD I can think. DR. H. you have told me that this is not an STD and I believe that. Have you ever heard of anything like this being cancerous? Doc all I'm saying is that if I have sex with a new partner unprotected; she will have slight itching and burning like an UTI or something.  Just scared Doc because my marriage is going good and this has been bothering me for some time now. My wife shows no signs of anything unless we go about 3 weeks without sex. Soon as we have sex again those UTI symptoms appear. Just still looking for answers sir. Thanks for your time.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
46 months ago
I reviewed your two other threads. Your symptoms have not changed. As I said before, STDs don't cause such symptoms. Therefore, this is not a proper topoic for this forum; we are strictly an STD forum, not one that addresses otherwise unexplained genital symptoms. I cannot explain your partners' symptoms, but I have to wonder whether you are asking pressing questions:  "You haven't noticed anything wrong, have you?" "Any genital itching or urinary symptoms?" The only thing that potentially rings true here is your wife's "UTI symptoms" after you have sex. Intercourse can trigger UTIs in women -- not as an STD, but because sex can massage bacteria from the labia into the urethra.

Based on the information provided, I remain confident you have no STD. Beyond that and the thoughts about your wife perhaps being checked for UTI, I have no other ideas.

HHH, MD
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46 months ago
The only thing that has been ongoing is the pinching feeling, it feels more like an ant bite at the opening of the penis. Itching in the pubic hair and itching inside  of penis. I also get itching feeling on the shaft.  Five years is a while and I hope I haven't missed anything sir. 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
46 months ago
The only thing I can think to suggest is that you speak to your doctor and get reexamined, ideally by a urologist. Often feelings like this are referred pain, often from a problem involving the prostate gland. (Referred pain means the pain doesn't originate where it is felt. Prostate problems often are felt in the penis, including the tip of the penis, even though the actual problem is several inches away.) In the meantime, based both on this discussion and looking back at your two other threads, I remain confident you are not missing anything important and that you have no STD. No prostate problems are caused by STDs, and they are not transmitted to or from sex partners.

Also, whenever symptoms are unchanged for 5 years, it usually means nothing serious is going on. Anything dangerous would have become even more obvious over time, with other complications you obviously do not have. In other words, the prolonged nature of this problem should actually be reassuring.

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46 months ago
Thanks again sir, I really appreciate it sir. 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
46 months ago
You're welcome. Of course there's nothing wrong with periodically checking in with your doctor about it. While I would not necessarily recommend doing it at this moment, any ongoing symptoms should be re-reviewed with the doctor from time, such as whenever you have a routine medical appointment. But most likely, the advice from one of your previous threads still stands:  not all symptoms mean disease, and most people at one time or another have chronic symptoms that they just live with -- which is usually easy when they are not particularly severe and especially when s/he becomes convinced it's not dangerous or likely to ever be harmful.

That concludes this thread. Take care.


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