Pee Hole Chaffing

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    Apr 14, 2014 12:40 AM GMT
    Today when I got home from a run and was stripping down for a shower, I noticed blood in my boxers. I was like, "What the heck?" I hadn't felt anything painful, so I looked at my dick and my pee hole was red and bloody. Maybe it was the angle of my dick today, but that's never happened before. Weird icon_confused.gif Can't figure out what was different... my boxers weren't new, I took a piss before I ran, but I've done that before with no problems. Just wondering if any you guys had experienced something similar while running and/or have any suggestions for ways to prevent it from happening again.
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    Apr 14, 2014 4:26 AM GMT
    My nipples can get chaffed when I run with a shirt, even a light nylon mesh one. I'd read about putting a band-aid over the nipples for running marathons and I do that whenever I need to run with a shirt.

    So maybe you could do that, although it's going to be hell taking the band-aid off!
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    Apr 14, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    Some urinary conditions can also produce those symptoms. The relationship to your running may be entirely coincidental, or running is only partly a contributing factor.

    If blood persists then see your doctor ASAP, for a possible referral to a urologist.

    If it's simple clothes chaffing, remedies include: wearing snug briefs or a jock while running. Apply an anti-chaffing skin balm for runners and bikers, such as Body Glide. Larger sports stores should carry it, and some bike shops.
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 14, 2014 7:37 PM GMT
    I`ve had one experience with a small amount blood from the anus after a run. I never noticed any pain at the time.

    After a visit to the doctor and some tests he concluded I`d probably burst a small blood vessel in my bowel or lower intestinal tract with the effort. (I do push myself very hard when running).

    That was several years ago and it hasn`t recurred.

    My best advice would be see how it goes. If you get the same thing again, see your doctor.
  • suedeheadscot

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    Apr 14, 2014 7:39 PM GMT
    ^^ This for advice. And maybe get briefs for running, or just get running shorts and use Astroglide or other anti-chaffing stuff around your bits. I have to use anti-chaffing lubestuff around my balls and my willy for longer runs, especially when its wet, otherwise there are howls of agony heard all over my town when I hit the shower after...
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    Apr 14, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    I second or third wearing briefs under your running shorts, even if they do have a liner. You can get ones with spandex throughout. And the ones I bought I went down a size; normally I wear large so I bought mediums. Half price or less at TJ Maxx or Ross. Going down a size ensures that there's no hangin' and bangin'.
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    May 27, 2014 5:28 PM GMT
    Hope this has cleared up.

    Running shorts hold junk in place to avoid this kind of chafing. If your boxers are cotton they'll retain moisture and eventually cause chafing. I could never wear boxers while running—the little guy would be bouncing around like a 6 year old in a bounce house, and put to bed with a black eye.

    On a couple of occasions I've had what's called runner's hematuria after really long runs (17+ miles) on a totally empty bladder. It's important to keep a little urine in there to keep the inner walls of the bladder from slapping together and causing abrasions. A little blood goes a long way in coloring a guy's urine.

    It can be pretty terrifying to piss bright red urine. My doc shamed me for making a self-diagnosis and as penance had me undergo the most demoralizing and excruciating of procedures—the dreaded uroscopy! In no other pastime can a man delight in having his dick and bladder inflated with liquid and a camera shoved inside for a five minute peek (while a nurse, stands by, chewing gum) during which time said dick shrivels to infantile proportions. Horrifying and humiliating.

    Oops. TMI. Carry on.
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    Jan 04, 2016 5:25 AM GMT
    I know this is old, but I used to run without any underwear at all. There was no chafing to be had.
  • rnch

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    Mar 27, 2016 3:21 PM GMT
    Sounds like a UT (Urinary Tract) infection.

    The only way it will get better is for you to visit a Doctor and get some meds.

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