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I noticed 2-3 bumps on my penis shaft a few years ago but I didnt pay it no mind until I noticed the skin of my penis change about a year ago too. Everything is painless but now that im older its starting to concern me on what it is. As of recently my uretha has been itchy sometimes and when I urinate I feel a sharp type  of feeling it doesnt hurt to urinate but the feeling is not normal. I feel like that part might be a urinary tract infection. Im too shy to go to the doctors about everything so I wanted to see what you have to say or what I should do ?

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Tyler,

The bumps on your penis are sebeceous cysts, which are harmless and nothing to worry about. They may go away on their own, but they may also come back. I wouldn't attempt to pick at them or that may create a route for infection. As for your urethral problems, I would address this with your primary care provider as its important to address internal problems to see if they could be something even more potentially serious. Remember that UTI's could morph into something more serious that could potentially damage your kidneys, so if I were you I would put your fear aside and speak to your doctor about this because I would want to get it treated! Push come to shove the very LEAST he could put you on is a cranberry juice diet! :D

Cheers,

John

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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.

Experience

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

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

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

Education/Credentials
*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

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*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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