Urethra tube hurts from scratching

Patient

Q: A couple of months ago i started to feel this itching sinsation inside my penis the urethra tube if you will so i started to vigourously rub it at the base underneath to relieve the itching not know i would hurt my self so now my urethra tube hurts really bad when i pee erections are unbarrable and burning during and after urination and a little discharge

Symptoms:  Itchy urethra tube discharge burning urintion
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. It is likely that you have contracted a urinary tract infection. This is most commonly caused by bacteria that get into the penile urethra causing inflammation. Since this has been occurring for a month, it is very important that you have a doctor perform a genital examination along with urine test to determine the cause of your infection. You will likely be prescribed antibiotics to treat this infection. Please seek medical attention immediately.

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