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djv1985
djv1985
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Hello

Probably the most basic question but here goes. I had sex a few days ago. There was a sharp pain as I have a short or tight banjo string (the skin that connects the foreskin to the head) it was bruised slightly and purple but pretty quickly a burn started well more an ache. The girl I slept with said she was clean and hadn’t dated or had sex in more than a year and was checked a few months back and was clean. I’ve known her for a long while and yes I’m sure people lie I accepted what she said.

I spoke to the doc today who had a gander at my member and saw a slight swelling she asked if it burned to pee or with semen and it wasn’t so I said no (this was earlier today so technically Thursday). She said there was no visible signs of an infection. No discharge etc etc but the sensation of burning or at least pain is there.

I do plan on going to the clinic tomorrow or Saturday the girl has offered to come along. I’m super peeved because I’ve had sex maybe 4 times in the last ten years (I know I know) and it was STI/Ds that put me off. The girl has offered to come along but I know if I get told it’s an infection I’ll be pretty ticked.

So basically could this be related to a mid bonk injury, possibly short banjo string or likely to be an STI/D keep in mind I will be going to the clinic so advice would be great though I understand it’ll most be guesses.

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djv1985

Let me add it doesn’t burn when I pee. I know that seems odd. The injury was with insert and thrusting. Had to stop. The purple was along the ridge of the gland and the gp said that one side of the banjo string was swollen. Never had an STD so now annoyed I might have one.

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MrMac99

Hi Man, it sounds like you have bruised your frenulum or banjo you may have a small cut or tear in the skin this is causing the stinging. if the frenulum broke completely you would have seen a lot of blood I presume this didn't happen. you should refrain from any activity until everything has healed you may find your frenulum is even tighter now afterwards. you should go and get some advice from the clinic tomorrow I'm sure they will have seen this before. I don't think it's an STD it's more like an injury

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djv1985
djv1985
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Hi thanks for the reply. You trained? I ask because it’s almost word for word what I was told today at the clinic. The lady had a good old pull and squeeze gave me a check over even sat me down and gave me a reassuring chat about the pain etc and pretty much said the same thing. She said I could things at home that might fix the banjo string or I could ask my GP about having it snipped not a circumcision but that cut. She said it looked short and tight but that was it.

Thanks for the reply. It’s literally the second time I’ve bonked in 7 years and it could become a thing and knew an STI/D would’ve squashed that lol. Took forever to be seen but three and a half hours later I’m happy that it’s just a slight injury.

Although the girl who gave it to me has been apologising all day lol.

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MrMac99
MrMac99
in reply to djv1985

Hey, no I can't say I'm trained will just put it down to experience😂 so you had a good pull and a squeeze that sounds good😂😂 in the long-term you probably will need to have it snipped it will probably keep happening if not. your GP would be the best place for advice they would probably recommend a frenuloplasty. And it's not your girlfriend's fault it's just one of those things that can happen.

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djv1985
djv1985
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Ok thanks. Yh I’m going to mention it to the GP at the next appointment. I’ve told the gf that it was just our over excitement lol.

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djv1985
djv1985
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Actually I do have another question: The woman I saw said one way of washing the head of my manhood was with salty water? That can’t be right...right? I wash daily including under the foreskin but she said salty water can help with any irritation from the injury.

They did take a wee sample and did a blood test thing. The blood was some instant results thing for HIV and another thing which came back as negative. And is sending off the pee sample got wait two weeks. The burning is still there on the head but the health clinic woman said it doesn’t look infected but did the tests anyway. Burnings driving me a little crazy. I’be got the docs next week hoping they can give me something to ease the burning just in case it’s just an irritation possibly from the lube.

I hope u don’t mind me picking your brain I’m a sex novice and don’t have open people around me who I can ask so it’s great having someone willing to respond.

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MrMac99
MrMac99
in reply to djv1985

Hey no worries Man, definitely the salted water is a good idea it's like a natural disinfectant after my circumcision I used it and found it to be very good for healing wounds and keeping infection away. The burning is probably from a little papercut on your frenulum. And it's good to have the test done they should be done regularly if your sexually active.

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At1012
At1012
in reply to MrMac99

Can’t the frenulum be expanded?

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djv1985
djv1985
in reply to At1012

It can. The clinic woman said they can do a type of slicing thing that helped it stretch but mine is narrow as well. You wouldn’t think the penis would be so bloody complicated.

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At1012
At1012
in reply to djv1985

Also one thing to mention is possibly genital herpes. Getting checked for herpes is important since you could have gotten it from either oral sex or vaginal sex. Even without symptoms it can be transmitted. Most of the population is infected with herpes type 1. Herpes type 2 is a possibility too. It’s just good to get a simple blood test for that.

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djv1985
djv1985
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Had the hiv and syphillis one. My gf had the full works she always does and I’ve only slept with her and she hasn’t been bonking for two yrs and has a check up three or so months ago and got the all clear. Ive has a pee test and just waiting for that result but the clinic woman said if neither of us have an std then it’s more than likely we are fine and my issue is from either a reaction to the lube or the environmental change. (Sex I’d like super rare for me until recently lol. Seven long yrs lol).

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At1012

Did you have vaginal sex or anal sex. I would think that anal sex would cause the frenulum to break at a much higher frequency because it is tighter. I would let it heal and not touch it for a while. Also using coconut oil is very helpful in the frenulum area. It has helped me greatly when I had burning sensations.

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djv1985
djv1985
in reply to At1012

Had vaginal sex and oral. But a little while ago my gf who was in the room did say that the doc suspected balanitis (if that’s spelt right lol). As I was injured mid bonk. I had a look on webmd and the nhs site and both say it could be that. So until I get the results I’m leaning toward that and booking an appointment for next week to help get something to ease it off and then speaking about the frenulum removed which was what the clinic woman said was my best option because a full on hold removal can be painful for adults.

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At1012
At1012
in reply to djv1985

Ok cool. I heard they could just snip the frenulum without removing any tissue.

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djv1985
djv1985
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Yh that’s what the clinic woman said. It can be removed or sometimes have some slices or cuts put into it to stretch it. Mines always been short never been able to pull it all the way back unless flaccid so she said I should try to get it snipped and it should do the trick so I’m gonna speak to my gp. Circumcision is the extreme option for me. Not a fan.

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At1012
At1012
in reply to djv1985

True, but you could always do a partial circumcision in the worst case scenario that preserves the most sensitive tissue. You can have just the urethra exposed, but the rest of the glans covered.

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djv1985
djv1985
in reply to At1012

That’s true. At the minute I’m going to wait and see about the banjo string first. Circumcision needs to be last 😩 possible option

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