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Swollen Area On Penis With Pus Coming Out

Published: July 20, 2016
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Dear TeenHealthFX So I'm a 14 y/o male and I have not had my glans and foreskin come apart but I'm in puberty... However I masturbaited yesterday and now where my glans is supposed to separate it is red and slightly swollen with a pus-like substance coming from a small opening, Any advice? P.S. The openings sides are red Sincerely, worried about this
Signed: Swollen Area On Penis With Pus Coming Out

Dear Swollen Area On Penis With Pus Coming Out,

TeenHealthFX can appreciate you would feel worried about this since it can be concerning when something happens with our body that we don’t understand or can’t explain. But please remember that changes in our bodies, or even things that do require medical attention, are not necessarily major medical issues.

As for what this could be, there are a few possibilities. If you are sexually active, then there could be concern of some kind of infection. If you are not familiar with normal male anatomy and physiology you may be mistaking the pus for semen coming out of the tip of your penis. Finally, if you are frequently masturbating it is possible that the skin on your penis is becoming irritated.

FX cannot provide any accurate diagnosis over the web, but since you are unsure of what this is, and since it could be an infection if there is pus present, it would be helpful for you to meet with your doctor about it. Your doctor is a professional who is used to dealing with all kinds of medical issues – so your doctor will be able to give a proper diagnosis and any needed treatment.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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