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34 Penis Conditions

Balanitis

Symptoms Include:
Redness  |  Swelling  |  Pain  | Discharge

 

Balanitis is a skin irritation that affects both men and boys on the head of the penis. Balanitis is normally not serious, but if you or your child thinks you or your kid has it, you should see a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Penis problems | Tight foreskin (phimosis and Paraphimosis)

Benign prostate enlargement

Symptoms Include:
Delayed peeing  |  Peeing more  |  Slow pee  | Need to pee

 

An enlarged prostate is known as benign prostate enlargement (BPE). It’s a medical disorder that affects the way you pass urine (pee). BPE is very common in men over the age of 50. It’s not cancer, and it normally doesn’t pose a major health risk.

Bladder stones

Symptoms Include:
Blood in urine  |  Tummy ache  |  Pain when peeing  | Peeing more

 

Bladder stones are hard mineral lumps that grow in the bladder when it does not empty entirely of urine (pee). If you have persistent abdominal pain, need to pee more frequently, or have blood in your urine, consult a doctor.

Blood in semen (haematospermia)

Symptoms Include:
Ejaculation problems

 

When you ejaculate, finding blood in your semen is unusual. Please don’t be concerned; it’s generally only temporary, and the cause is rarely serious. The sperm may be blood-stained, brownish-red in colour, or pink in colour. Consult a doctor to figure out what’s causing it.

Blood in urine (haematuria)

Symptoms Include:
Blood in urine

 

The most prevalent causes of blood in the urine (pee) are discussed on this page. This guide is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis. It’s critical to see a doctor and get the correct diagnosis.

Bowen’s disease

Symptoms Include:
Skin lesions | Redness | Dry skin | Itch

 

Bowen’s disease is a type of skin cancer that develops early and is easily treated. A red, scaly patch on the skin is the primary symptom. If you have a chronic red, scaly area of skin and don’t know what’s causing it, see a doctor. It’s critical to acquire a correct diagnosis.

 

Related Conditions:
Penis problems

Cystitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain peeing | Tummy ache | Peeing more | Need to pee

 

A bladder infection commonly causes cystitis, which is inflammation of the bladder. It’s a frequent sort of urinary tract infection (UTI), especially in women, and it’s usually more of a bother than a major problem.

 

Related Conditions:
Blood in urine (haematuria) | Urinary tract infections in adults | Urinary tract infections in children | Smelly urine

Early or delayed puberty

Symptoms Include:
Problems with sexual development

 

When a child reaches puberty, their bodies begin to develop and change in preparation for adulthood. There’s usually no need to be concerned if puberty doesn’t begin around the age of puberty (see below). If it starts before the age of eight or hasn’t started by the age of fourteen, consult your doctor.

Ejaculation problems

Symptoms Include:
Ejaculation problems

 

Ejaculation issues are a prevalent sexual issue among men. If you’re having trouble ejaculating, consult a doctor, who will discuss the issue with you. They may perform a physical examination or send you to a specialist.

 

Related Conditions:
Penis problems

Erectile dysfunction (impotence)

Symptoms Include:
Erection problems

 

Impotence (issues with erection) is fairly prevalent. It grows more common as males age, especially among those over 40. It might be an unpleasant condition, but it usually goes away on its own. If it continues, you should consult a doctor.

 

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Penis problems

Genital herpes

Symptoms Include:
Blistering | Ulceration | Discharge | Pain peeing

 

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STI). The condition can be spread via vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse. Treatment at a sexual health clinic may be beneficial. Symptoms usually go away on their own, although they can reappear.

Genital warts

Symptoms Include:
Skin lesions

 

Small fleshy growths, lumps, or skin abnormalities that occur on or around the genital or anal area are known as genital warts.

 

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Penis problems

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)

Symptoms Include:
Bruising | Joint pain | Tummy ache | Blood in urine

 

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a blood vessel disorder that results in a patchy rash in youngsters. It’s normally not dangerous, but it can cause kidney problems in certain people. If a rash occurs, you should always seek medical guidance for a diagnosis.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

Symptoms Include:
Lumps | Redness | Pus | Pain

 

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disorder that causes pain. It leads to skin abscesses and scars. It’s unclear what causes hidradenitis Suppurativa. It commonly develops around sweat glands near hair follicles, such as in the groyne, buttocks, breasts, and armpits.

HIV and AIDS

Symptoms Include:
Can’t fight infections | Temperature | Sore throat | Rash

 

HIV is a virus that damages your immune system, making it more vulnerable to infection and disease. It’s most usually spread while having sex without using a condom.

Infertility

Symptoms Include:
Low fertility

 

Infertility occurs when a couple is unable to conceive (get pregnant) despite having regular unprotected intercourse. Around one out of every seven couples may have trouble conceiving. Within a year, the majority of couples will conceive spontaneously. After a year, if you and your partner haven’t conceived, you should see a doctor.

Lichen planus

Symptoms Include:
Skin lesions | White patches | Itch | Abnormal nails

 

Lichen planus is a non-infectious rash that can appear anywhere on your body, even inside your mouth. If you suspect you have it, you should see your doctor.

 

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Penis problems

Lichen sclerosus

Symptoms Include:
Sneezing  |  Runny nose  |  Blocked nose  | Itch

 

Lichen sclerosus is a chronic skin disorder that primarily affects the vaginal area. Itching and white spots are common symptoms. It is most frequent in women who have gone through menopause, although it can also affect men and children. Although there is presently no cure, symptoms can usually be managed with medicine.

 

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Penis problems

Loss of libido

Symptoms Include:
Low sex drive

 

Libido loss (sex drive loss) is a typical ailment that many men and women have at some time in their lives. It’s frequently associated with marital problems, stress, or exhaustion, but it might also indicate an underlying medical problem, such as low hormone levels.

Low sperm count

Symptoms Include:
Low fertility

 

A low sperm count occurs when a man’s sperm count is less than 15 million per millilitre of sperm. Low sperm counts might make it more difficult to conceive naturally, although successful pregnancies are still possible.

Oral thrush in adults

Symptoms Include:
White patches | Redness | Pain | Sour taste

 

A fungal infection of the mouth is known as oral thrush. Antifungal medication is usually effective in treating it. If you experience symptoms of oral thrush, you should see a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Thrush in men | Vaginal thrush

Paget’s disease of bone

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Stiffness | Swollen joints | Numbness

 

The normal cycle of bone rebuilding is disrupted by Paget’s disease of bone. Bones become weaker and possibly distorted as a result of this. Treatments exist that can help you keep it under control for years. However, it can cause chronic pain and a variety of other issues in some people.

Penile cancer

Symptoms Include:
Skin lesions | Ulceration | Blood | Bad smell

Penile cancer is a rare type of cancer that develops on or within the penis’ skin. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, see your doctor as soon as possible. They’re unlikely to be caused by penile cancer, but they should be looked into.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer | Penis problems

Penis problems

The state of one’s penis is crucial. Penis problems can be painful and have an impact on your sexual function. If you have an issue with your penis, you should see a doctor or visit a sexual health centre.

Priapism (painful erections)

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Persistent erection

 

Priapism is a painful, long-lasting erection. If not treated promptly, it might result in irreversible damage to your penis. If you have an erection that lasts more than 2 hours, call 999 or go to your nearest emergency room.

 

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Penis problems

Prostate cancer

Symptoms Include:
Peeing more | Need to pee | Slow pee | Delayed peeing

 

In the UK, prostate cancer is the second most frequent malignancy among men. Because prostate cancer normally develops slowly, you may not notice any symptoms for many years. The majority of instances affect men over the age of 50. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, you should see your doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Prostatitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Pain peeing | Peeing more | Temperature

 

The inflammation (swelling) of the prostate gland is known as prostatitis. It can be excruciatingly painful, but it usually improves over time. Prostatitis can strike males of any age. It mostly affects men between the ages of 30 and 50. If you have any of the main symptoms of prostatitis, see a doctor.

Testicular cancer

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Swelling | Change in shape | Pain

 

One of the less common malignancies is testicular cancer. It mostly affects men between the ages of 15 and 49. It’s critical to be mindful of what feels normal to you and to consult a doctor if your testes alter.

Testicular lumps and scrotal swellings

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Swelling

 

Although lumps and swellings in the testicles (balls) or scrotum (ballsack) are rarely harmful, they should be checked by a doctor.

The male menopause

Symptoms Include:
Mood instability | Low sex drive | Erection problems | Fatigue | Tiredness

 

When men approach their late 40s and early 50s, they may experience sadness, a lack of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and other physical and emotional problems. If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, or any of the others listed, see a doctor.

Thrush in men

Symptoms Include:
White patches | Redness | Pain | Discharge

 

Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. Candida is a type of yeast that causes thrush. It’s normally harmless, although it might be irritating if it returns. This article contains information on male thrush.

 

Related Conditions:
Penis problems

Tight foreskin (phimosis and paraphimosis)

Symptoms Include:
Redness | Pain | Swelling | Reduced urine

 

The foreskin is too tight to be pushed back over the head of the penis in phimosis (glans). In babies and toddlers, phimosis is common. Unless it causes the symptoms described, it isn’t typically an issue. If your child is experiencing these symptoms, see a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Penis problems | Balanitis

Undescended testicles

Symptoms Include:
Reduced fertility

 

Undescended testicles are a common childhood condition in which a boy’s testicles do not sit in their normal scrotum position. If you discover that one or both of your child’s testicles are not in their typical position within the scrotum, consult a doctor.

Urinary incontinence

Symptoms Include:
Incontinent | Leaking of urine

 

The unintended passing of urine is known as urinary incontinence (pee). It’s a common occurrence in the UK, health trusts offer assistance and support to the public with incontinence difficulties. Seeking help might be the first step toward figuring out how to deal with the problem.

 

Related Conditions:
Bowel incontinence

Urinary tract infections in adults

Symptoms Include:
Tummy ache | Pain peeing | Peeing more | Need to pee

 

UTIs (urinary tract infections) are extremely common. Bacteria are the most common cause of urinary tract infections, which can be painful and unpleasant. However, they normally go away after a few days or can be readily treated with medication. Women are more common than males to develop urinary tract infections.
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