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Im unsure if this is normal or not, my meatus ( tip of penis

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hello, im unsure if this is normal or not, my meatus ( tip of penis hole) is sometimes sightly inflamed and can look a bit red,
it has been liekthis for 6 weeks, i keep checking it and do not know what it normally looks like, i ahve not masturbated much at all maybe once a week and have not had sex in the 6 weeks. i have had chlamydia and ghorrenera test negative

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yes, the inside of the meatus can normally be a bit redder than the rest of the skin of the head of the penis.

not drinking enough water and drinking coffee and caffeine and sodas and alcohol and also irritate the penile urethra

if you would like to upload a clear jpg photo of your urethral meatus, I would be happy to look at it.

do you see the "add file" link where you can upload an image? ?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its not letting me add, ilick the add files and nothing pops up

I gave you my personal email above so you can just email them to me directly.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks! i have sent a pic to this emial

yes, I got your photo

I don't see any redness in the meatus there.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After arousal it can be a bit more swollen or red, if its not always red is it ok then? i had oral sex outside of my relationship about 6 weeks ago ( i caught chlamydia when i was younger ) so i think this could be paranoia and guilt ?
after i go for a run etc it becomes a bit more sore, and i ahve seen it swollen a few times

yes, this could be due to paranoia and guilty feelings.

it is normal for there to be more blood flow there and for the meatus to be red and swollen when you are erect and aroused.

after running, it is normal for it to be a bit more red as well as your blood is flowing around your body better.

make sure to drink more water and less alcohol and caffeine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i sent another 2 pics just incase lighting was bad
i guess reduced sexual activity can cause these symptoms to get worse?

I haven't gotten the photos yet.

I don't see you having symptoms

I think you are making too much out of this normal finding of redness in your urethra.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
perfect the slight swelling is normal then!thank you Doctor

yes, it is normal to have swelling there if you are erect or aroused or after you run.

those are all normal.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks alot Doctor!

you are welcome.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hello Docotrim still haveing issues with this, its sore sometimes i can always feel it rubbing on my pants
i have taken some pictures to show it better can you please have a look at them?thanks

yes, I can look at your pictures.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you! i have sent these to your email, i wil pay again if needed i dont mind just need to get this sorted

please start a new question for me here then

Thanks for using

yes, I see those photos.

there is no problem with that redness.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks Doc

you are welcome.