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Icy Hot

For about the past 4 months Ive been experiencing an icyhot/burning sentation on the head of my penis.  I did test positive for herp about 4 years back but even then did not have any significant or noticeable outbreaak. The initial feeling four months ago was accompanied by small red bumps which were diagnosed by my phsician as a fungal infection not an outbreak. However since that day four months ago, the burning sensation goes and comes but never subsides for longer than 5 days. I dont have any problem urinating and as a matter of fact the pain subsides a bit when I urniate and disappers when I fall a sleep.

Ive been tested for all STD's twice by separate doctors (all negative), already visited a urologist, had an ultrasound and had about 2 or 3 antibiotics, presribed by the doctor, for precautionary purposes. After all the exams heres what they found. 1) I have fluid build up around one testicle, which they said was not an issue, and I have a hernia right above the base of my penis. After all the pills and creams, I still have this burning sensation.

Does anyone know what this is?
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This could be a nerve disorder caused by an infection, injury, or excessive worry. I had a similar issue (no herpes) that lasted for months. It was treated with medicine for chronic pain and went away shortly thereafter.
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I dont disagree with you especially with all the test coming up negative. I did have sex with two partners within a short period, that may have caused some injury. Ive also experienced numbness a few months back on the tip, before this current burning sensation. Can you telkl me what type of medicine was prescribed and was it over the counter. Thanks again for your reply.
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I read the topic and said "That's it!" this is the same sensation I get at times, sorry have no advice but I havn't seen my doc yet, when I do...I'll post my results. To me, it seems like yeast or some infection. I noticed when applying monostat type of creams it soothes the icy hottness and stops it a few hours after it comes off.
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Since you have been diagnosed with Herpes, this could be a post Herpetic neuralgia, or inflammation of the nerve involved. This is not necessarily an outbreak but could be. You may want to see Your Doctor and discuss a course of antiviral meds. take care.
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If it was post Herpetic neuralgia, how long would it last? In addition, one of my doctors did prescribe Zoviraz and Nystatin just in case, but I havent gottent any long term relief. as I mentioned, may four or five days and I have the same feeling. In addition, would there be any visible signs?
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PHN probably wouldn't be just in the head of the penis.  

Have you had your prostate checked?  Men with prostatitis can have odd feelings in the head of the penis.

Aj
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Sorry I forgot to mention in myfirst email, I did have my prostate checked and the doctor said he thought it was fine. Im just trying to figure out what this is. I have read some other posts on websites that say it may be related to the hernia....I dont no what to believe anymore...frustratedagain
207091 tn?1337709493
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Oh I'm sure its frustrating.  The best advice we can give you is to be persistent with your doctor, and ask all your questions, and get a scan done or whatever you need to do.

AJ
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Sorry that I am so late in a reply. My exact symptoms started with numbness in my penis, then pain in my penis, thighs, and legs. I went through extensive blood-work and imaging. Nothing was found. My initial neurologist suspected that my situation was some sort of nerve disorder caused by injury or infection. Apparently worry can make this more severe. The chronic pain was treated with Cymbalta. I had side-effects to this, so he prescribed Lyrica. The pain disappeared within a few weeks and did not return.

BTW...this sort of issue can be difficult to impossible to sort out. The doctor will probably try to rule out serious possibilities (e.g. Diabetes, MS). If its nothing serious, (s)he will probably treat you for the pain and send you on the way. Sometimes there are no answers, only solutions.
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Im back again and nothing has changed. I just wanted to stop by and see if anybody had come across this condition/sympotms in the past 30 days. The only update is that my cystoscopy (sp) has beenrescheuled once again.
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