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Your Redness at the Tip of the Penis May Also be Known as:
Pink tip of the penis
Tip of the penis is pink
Tip of the penis is red

Top 7 Redness at the Tip of the Penis Causes

  1. 1.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
  2. 2.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:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, sudden urgency to urinate, testicle pain, fluid leaking, frequent urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.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 visit your primary care physician or a retail clinic to get tested as soon as possible and discuss treatment options. Please make sure you have protected intercourse until you have been tested.

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

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  4. 4.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
  5. 5.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
  6. 6.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 regimen immediately.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    sudden urgency to urinate, testicle pain, frequent urination, painful urination, testicular swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.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:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    testicle pain, sudden urgency to urinate, painful urination, frequent urination, fluid leaking
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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

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

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Redness at the Tip of the Penis Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 11% Painful Urination
    • 8% Penis Pain
    • 6% Itchiness at the Tip of the Penis
  • People who have experienced redness at the tip of the penis had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Less Than a Week
    • 32% Over a Month
    • 12% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced redness at the tip of the penis were most often matched with:

    • 16% Gonococcal Urethritis
    • 11% Gonococcal Urethritis
    • 8% Chlamydia (Male)

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