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  about a month ago me and the wife was intimate. during the intercourse i felt a sharp pain like something on my penis was cut open or something. The pain lasted maybe 5 sec. it was not that long. but after we both finished i took a look at my penis to see whats going on and i notice from the bottom of my pee hole and all the way to the crown of the penis where the shaft meets the head a red mark like blood under the skin of the penis was present. it wasn't sore and it didnt hurt when i touch it. The mark looks a lot better then it was but its been more then 3 weeks and it still has not healed. and the red spot on the bottom of the pee hole likes to get more bright red when i hold the head tightly. Im tempted to just poke it open to see what happens but im afraid and i don't wanna go to the docs just yet. I wanted to see what i can find here before i go to them. i tired looking online what it could be but i cant find an exact picture that looks like mine. I really need some kind of answer here please. thanks


It's impossible to accurately identify the nature of your lesion from the provided information.  Possibilities include an infection, burst blood vessel or an allergy.  Since it's not getting better quickly, it might be a good idea to have it checked by your physician to make sure it doesn't require additional treatment.  


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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