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Top 10 Itchiness at the Tip of the Penis Causes

  1. 1.Penile Irritation

    Irritation of the penis is common, and can come from a number of benign causes. Common causes include cleaning with a new kind of soap, cleaning too much, or chaffing.

    You should only clean your penis very lightly with a damp cloth. Do not use soap or scrub very hard. You should not wear tight underwear or pants until symptoms resolve. Petroleum jelly can help with irritation, but avoid lotions or cremes, as the perfumes and other chemicals in them can worsen irritation.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    penis itch, penile redness
    Symptoms that never occur with penile irritation:
    fever, painful urination, testicle pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Urinary Tract Infection

    Urinary tract infections are bacterial infections of the tube that takes urine from the kidney all the way out of the body.

    You should go to your primary care physician in the next 24 hours to be treated. UTIs are treated with antibiotics. However, diagnosing why you has a UTI will be very important to making sure it doesn't happen again.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, urinary changes, penis pain, sudden urgency to urinate, painful urination
    Symptoms that always occur with urinary tract infection:
    hidden: urinary changes: atrophy or inflammation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    You and those you have been in contact with should visit a primary care physician within the next 24 hours, where a diagnosis can be made. Treatment with medical creams will kill the mites and their eggs. Please limit contact with other persons during this time.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    feeling itchy or tingling all over, penile redness, penis itch, groin itch, scrotal itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Urethritis

    Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine away from the bladder.

    You should visit your physician for an examination. It is likely antibiotics will be used for treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, penis pain, fluid leaking, pink/blood-tinged urine, cloudy urine
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Epididymitis

    Epididymitis is swelling (inflammation) of the epididymis, a tube that sits on top of the testicle and is involved in making sperm. Most cases of inflammation are due to an infection.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours in order to find out the cause of the infection. If the cause is bacterial, which is common in this condition, antibiotics are prescribed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, fever, chills, vomiting, pain in one testicle
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  6. 6.Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It's most commonly on the genital area in men who have not been circumcised.

    You should go to the doctor in the next few weeks. There, a physical exam and a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment involves topical steroids.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    penis pain, penis itch, painful sex, dry skin on the penis, painful urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Non - Specific Painful Urination (Dysuria)

    Painful urination can be caused by a host of things, but is often idiopathic (without cause).

    Your painful urination looks like it is variation of normal, and doesn't need any further testing at the moment. However, if your symptoms change, please check in here again. Some people might experience benefit from over the counter medication like Phenazopyridine.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific painful urination (dysuria):
    painful urination
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific painful urination (dysuria):
    pelvis pain, bright red (bloody) urine, pink/blood-tinged urine, fever, vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  8. 8.Normal Abdominal Pain

    The abdomen extends from below the chest to the groin. Often it is referred to as the stomach; however, the abdomen includes more organs than just the stomach like the pancreas & liver. Abdominal pain is not stomach-specific and may be radiating from another organ.

    Your abdominal pain appears to be a standard variation of pain, which doesn't require any treatment right now. You can try over the counter pain medication like Tylenol. If the pain becomes severe, see a physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), vaginal discharge, fever, nausea
    Symptoms that always occur with normal abdominal pain:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with normal abdominal pain:
    fever, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, severe abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss, vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  9. 9.Chlamydia (Male)

    Chlamydia is a common bacterial infection that is spread by sexual contact. It can often be carried without symptoms, but can have serious health effects if left untreated.

    You should visit a physician to confirm the diagnosis and begin an antibiotic regiment immediately.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    testicle pain, sudden urgency to urinate, painful urination, frequent urination, fluid leaking
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.Gonococcal Urethritis

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a germ (bacterium) called the gonococcus. This bacterium is spread by sexual contact, or through transmission during childbirth, and causes inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine.

    You should go to a retail clinic to be treated. They may likely refer you to be tested for sexually transmitted infections. If gonorrhea is confirmed, prescription antibiotics will be used for treatment. Please make sure you have protected intercourse until you have been tested.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, fluid leaking, redness at the tip of the penis, spontaneous testicle pain, testicular swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Itchiness at the Tip of the Penis

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?
  • Q.Are you currently sexually active?

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Itchiness at the Tip of the Penis Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis have also experienced:

    • 10% Painful Urination
    • 9% Redness at the Tip of the Penis
    • 5% Penile Skin Changes
  • People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis had symptoms persist for:

    • 31% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Over a Month
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis were most often matched with:

    • 28% Penile Irritation
    • 17% Urinary Tract Infection
    • 14% Scabies
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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