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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Itchiness at the Tip of the Penis

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  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.

    Symptoms should resolve within one week.

    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

    In women, the opening to the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) is very close to the anus, and bacteria from the anus can easily escape and travel up the urethra. These bacteria can infect the bladder, and cause what is known as a urinary tract infection (UTI).

    Symptoms most often go away within 24 to 48 hours after treatment begins.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), pelvis pain, sudden urgency to urinate, signs of urinary tract inflammation, urinary changes
    Symptoms that always occur with urinary tract infection:
    signs of urinary tract inflammation
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  3. 3.Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It's most commonly on the genital region and occurring in women who are post menopausal.

    Can be lifelong; however, symptoms will come-and-go with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vaginal pain, painful sex, dry skin on the outside of the vagina, painful urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Scabies

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

    Rash and intense itching should subside within 2-4 days with treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal redness, feeling itchy or tingling all over, butt itch, elbow itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Genital Warts

    Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is caused by infection by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). While it cannot be cured, treatment may help.

    Infection with HPV cannot be cured, but the warts themselves can be removed surgically or sometimes resolve themselves in a matter of weeks.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    small groin lump, skin-colored groin bump, marble sized groin lump, painless groin lump, scaly groin bump
    Symptoms that always occur with genital warts:
    scaly groin bump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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

  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your penis?
  • Q.Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?

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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:

    • 12% Redness at the Tip of the Penis
    • 8% Painful Urination
    • 8% Penile Skin Changes
  • People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Less Than a Day
    • 18% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis were most often matched with:

    • 50% Lichen Sclerosus
    • 33% Urinary Tract Infection
    • 16% Penile Irritation
  • 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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