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what will cause the base of the penis to get swollen and p

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what will cause the base of the penis to get swollen and painfull
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal. Thanks for this excellent question


I'm very sorry about this problem with your penis.


I need to ask further questions in order to gather information and provide you with the best answer possible.


Some things that can cause this are infection and trauma to the penis.


Any traumatic sex lately?


Any fever or chills that could indicate infection?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Did get some fever and chills but just for a day or so ,

No vigorous sex but had intercourse with my wife at home


Still is little painfull and slightly swolen

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I think you have an infection in the penis called balanitis

The swelling, fever and chills indicates this

You could also have an infection of the prostate or epididymis. These are both parts of the male genital tract

This does need antibiotics prakash.

I recommend ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice a day for 14 days to start.

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Can I get a prescription to purchase this medication since I cannot buy over the counter just to print and take to drug store

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I'm sorry Prakash.

That is illegal for me to do that.

I could lose my license.

An urgent care clinic can help
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok not a problem

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Please don't forget a positive rating

I appreciate it Prakash