The exact cause and location can vary on an individual
basis and are often the result of some type of nerve injury, but it could also be a
sign of a more serious issue.
What does a burning or itchy penis feel like?
Men often describe their burning or itchy penis as
having partial numbness or tingling, which is commonly
described as similar to feeling pins and needles across the skin.
It’s often described as a type of burning or tingling sensation.
The burning sensation can be extremely uncomfortable
and create difficulty with urination, sexual relations, and daily activities.
Are there are any side effects associated with a burning or itchy penis?
For some men, this feeling may be accompanied by blisters,
pain, bloody or pink-colored urine. Peeling, rash,
scarring, or swelling are also common. Specific lesions on the penis are
best evaluated in person by a physician.
Can my itching penis be a sign of an STD?
Getting tested regularly is the best way to stay up-to-date on your sexual health.
If you are having unprotected sex or sex with a new partner, STD testing may be the
right decision for you.
Most men don’t know that an itchy or burning penis
can be an early symptom of an STD like chlamydia.
is curable with antibiotics if detected and treated early. As long as it’s treated in
the early stages, long-term risks associated with chlamydia are
Untreated STDs can cause long term health problems for patients, so it’s important
to get tested if you believe you’re at risk.
What else could be causing my penis to feel like it’s itching or burning?
Urethritis is the medical term
for inflammation of the urethra, which is a common cause of penile burning sensation.
Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)
or prostatitis (prostate inflammation)
can also be associated with a burning sensation in the genitals.