Symptoms of Penile Yeast Infection

Symptoms of a male (penile) yeast infection are very similar as the symptoms that women with vaginal yeast infections experience. The most noticeable one will be a bright red rash on the head of the penis – on the tip and possibly the underside. The rash will be raised and bumpy, with blisters sometimes forming. Needless to say this can be extremely uncomfortable, and embarrassing.

Pain and irritation – of course – are going to accompany the rash and can make urination and sexual intercourse quite painful. In fact, undergarments and other clothing just brushing against the infected area can be quite uncomfortable. Itching and burning may also accompany the rash.

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Rash, Burning, and Discharge

Discharge from the penis can accompany a penile yeast infection, but this side effect isn't very common. When present, the discharge is white in color, very thick and bears a resemblance to cottage cheese. Swelling, chafing and sores on the penis and in the groin area can also be symptoms of a penile yeast infection, although these are very uncommon.

While penile yeast infections usually aren't serious and can be easily treated, the symptoms can often closely resemble those of a more serious infection or disease. There are a number of sexually transmitted diseases that cause a rash, burning and discharge as well and can be detrimental to the body, if left untreated. If these conditions are not properly diagnosed and confused with being a simple yeast infection, they are only going to get worse because those types of infections will not respond to the same kind of treatment used to cure yeast infections.

Late Symptoms

Sometimes, there are no symptoms at all associated with a penile yeast infection until the infection is very severe, causing the symptoms to erupt very suddenly. If this happens, the penile yeast infections tend to be more severe and bothersome than the ones that produced symptoms all along.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of a yeast infection, it is best to consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis – especially if you have never had an infection of this type before. You want to be sure that the infection you are treating is the infection you actually have. Proper diagnosis is necessary for proper treatment.