Sexually Transmitted Diseases/white spot under penis gland

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Hello.

I began experiencing pain when urinating since mid february so I went for a urine test and urethral secretion test and they were both ok, only leukocytes showed up in my urine. This led the urologist doctor to believe it's a small urinal infection so he prescribed something for the pain. In the next couple of weeks things got a little better until recently I started experiencing more pain so I want to an urologist again. I got tested again (urine, uroculture, spermoculture, urethral secretion) all negative, except leukocytes. I also did an ultrasound. My bladder had swolen up (walls of 0.9 cms), but my prostate seemed fine. However, my urologist says it's a prostatitis and prescribed levofloxacine(tavanic) for 3 weeks with diclofenac for the pain. However, I started to notice a small white spot just under the penis gland. Could this be a sign of the infection?

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Andrei,

That actually looks like a skin discoloration marker, which has nothing to do with infection typically. Either than drug is affecting your melanin somehow, OR you've had that for longer than you realized and didn't pay attention to it until now. Discolorations occur as a result of pigment decreasing in the skin cells, but that doesn't indicate a problem by itself. I get inspected by a dermatologist every year because I have dark pigment stains on my penis, so perhaps your body is doing the same to you. If this concerns you then see a skin specialist, but it's not a big deal if it is what I think it is. Those stay with you for the rest of your life; you just have to watch them to make sure they don't grow or change on you.

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.

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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 *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

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

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

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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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