Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Penis concern


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Hi, I had sex with a woman a month ago. I wore a condom. After sex, when I was taking a shower noticed penis foreskin very red when pulled back. I am not circumcised. I went to a doctor and he said was fungual infection. He prescribed a 150mg dosage of flucunazol and canestine cream. When I pull my skin back penis is still very red and veins on penis are very red also. Have been using the cream for 2 weeks and no change. I am very worried as no change to symptoms.

Hi Andres,

Your penis will naturally look like that after any masturbation or intercourse session. You're rubbing the skin and this creates friction, so redness, swelling, and the irritation are just part of the game unfortunately. I don't think what you had was a fungal infection, I think its quite normal and happens to just about all of us. The redness that you have should be a side effect of the medication and not an indication that anything is wrong per say. Also, uncircumcised men generally have a more exacerbated response to sexual activity because of the extra skin that will likely become reddened and inflamed after just about anything. If the redness and swelling after treatment continues, and 2 weeks is a bit long enough, then please consult another doctor for a second opinion, but I think you've been using it long enough as it is. Best wishes.


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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

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American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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