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Base of Penis is Painful

Published: May 01, 2014
Dear TeenHealthFX,

The skin around the base of my penis has become thicker and painful and won't allow the foreskin to stretch down all the way. I masturbated for the first time yesterday but I don't know if that's relevant because I have had sex frequently over the last year.

Signed: Base of Penis is Painful

Dear Base of Penis is Painful,

The most important issue here is that there has been a change in the skin at the base of your penis and it is causing you discomfort. TeenHealthFX cannot give you a definitive reason why this took place. The only way to get an accurate understanding of your condition is to visit your doctor and have him/her do an exam to determine if this is something that needs to be addressed medically. 

If you have been having sex frequently over the past year, TeenHealthFX hopes that you have been practicing safer sex. This is especially critical if you have had multiple partners.

 

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside this area contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood.

 

 

 

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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