Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

What causes burning/tingling sensation in my URETHRA?

Resolved Question:

For 10 days now I have had slight burning/tingling inside my urethra towards the base of my penis-head, not the base of my shaft. The sensation comes and goes. The "pain" is never above a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being worst thing ever). It does not hurt more or less when I urinate. In fact it doesn't realy burn at all when I urinate. There are NO physical signs (i.e. swolleness, tenderness, redness, puss, lesions, leakage etc). My urine is not cloudy or discolored in anyway. However, after 10 days this sensation comes and goes. It burns/tingles/tickles/itches when it comes. The sensation can last for a few seconds to 30 minutes. I am in a happy monogamous marriage and have only had sex with my wife and I assure you the same for her. She is now ovulating and we are trying to have kids. However, I am concerned for her health as this thing is still lingering. Any suggestions?

Category: Urologist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
 26 Doctors Online

Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com.
Dear sir, It is very difficult to point out the cause of your troubles. You should get yourself investigated with Urine analysis test and an Ultrasound KUB(Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder) scan. In the meantime you can take tablet Fluconazole 200 mg, once a day for 5 days and it should cure you of your symptoms, which seem most likely to be due to a fungal infection. This disease process is not going to affect your wife and you can keep on trying for conception.
Feel free to ask queries.
Take care.
Sincerely,
Rajiv Goel,
Consultant Urologist.


Patient replied :

Is Fluconazole 200 mg something I can buy over the counter at Walgreens or a local pharmacy? Also, considering the length of my symtpoms and the absences severe pain and puss, can I rule out bacterial infection and any STD? Finally, what would cause a fungal infection? Public restroom, soap caught inside my penis, goldbond etc? Should I look for any other sypmtoms?
Many thanks!
Nick


Dear Sir,
Diflucan (Fluconazole) 150 mg tablets are prescription medications. You will need to get in touch with your doctor for the same.
Your history suggests that you don't have any bacterial infection or any other typical STD. You probably got the fungal infection from somebody harboring the infection.
Take care.
Sincerely, Dr Rajiv Goel,
Consultant Urologist.


Dr. Rajiv Goel
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
Experience: 
MCh(urology) Medical Council of India
Fellow, Laparoscopic urology, Germany
Fellow, Urooncology and Robotic urology, Australia
DNB - NBE
Felloship - MCH, Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, AIIMS, 2004
Residency - MS, Master of Surgery, AIIMS, 2001
Medical School - MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, AIIMS, 1998
Dr. Rajiv Goel and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation

CHAT NOW

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news