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Penile redness on the glans head and foreskin with red spider veins.

For the past couple of months since the summer I have had penile redness on my forskin and the head. It’s red and irritated around the tip, and sore when touched. Even when rubbed against something. But I’ve noticed little red veins on my foreskin when my skin is pulled back, and on my shaft I’m also Circumcised. It gets really red and irritated when errected, and the red veins are more noticeable. I also have pain sometimes when urinating. I have never had this before. I have though been masterbating a lot without lube. The way I stroke though I do it around the foreskin and push upward. Sorry about this. Is this serious. I have a Doctors appointment coming up but it’s not until March, and I don’t see my Urologist until next September. Should I be worried. Plz reply as soon as possible.
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20620809 tn?1504366569
Sorry you have an irritated penis.  It happens though and no, I don't think it is serious other than being a pain.  You can always see your regular doctor for this if you want to get in more quickly.  Masturbating is going to irritate it but not harm you and sex should be fine.

It could be balanitis.  It's an infection or allergic reaction of that area and a topical ointment would clear it up. But that is a lot more common with uncircumcised penises. You can get a yeast infection of the penis too.  Easy to clear up.


Here is an old post where a MedHelp doctor weighed in and recommended 1 % hydrocortisone cream for the area on a post somewhat like yours.  https://www.medhelp.org/posts/Dermatology/Red-Irritation-on-Shaft-of-Penis/show/242541

But personally I'd check in with your general doctor but would not be afraid of anything serious.  Just want to get it cleared up as soon as possible.
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