The penis, a urinogenital organ of a man, have been an organ that is greatly cherished by men because of its usefulness in childbearing. Apart from it been termed as a very, useful tool, many men do not have the knowledge about the functions of their penis and most men do not worry about its general health and wellbeing either. This nonchalant attitude should actually calls for alarm, considering how important this organ is to humans as a whole.
There are numerous problems and ailments that can affect the penis, also having in mind that there are dreaded STIs (sexually transmitted infections) which can be as a result from an amorous encounter that you could certainly resist and have do without.
In this post, i will be revealing 20 penis problems that men commonly experience. The list is neither a comprehensive one nor is it complete, because if you are having a specific concern it is proper you consult your medical doctor for a proper diagnosis and effective treatment.
23 Unhealthy Conditions That Affects The Penis
1. Peyronie's disease
This disease commonly involves the extreme curvature of the penis when erect (and is the result of hard, fibrous scar tissue, called plaques, in the shaft of the penis). Peyronie's disease can develop quickly and also within the course of several months, and it causes erection to become painful and difficulty during sexual intercourse.
This is a situation in which the erect penis does not return to its flaccid state, even after ejaculation. It can be extremely painful and can last for several hours or even days. In some worst occasion, it may require amputation. This is indeed, a gross experience.
3. Carcinoma of the penis or penile cancer
This is a condition that is quite rare, and it occurs as a malignant growth on the skin or in the tissue of a man's penis. It normally kicks-off as a small, irregular and painless lump or ulcer located on the head or glans of the penis, then it eventually spreads to the rest of the penis with time.
4. Erectile dysfunction
This is a condition in which a man finds it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. It is also known as being impotent or impotency.
5. Phimosis or paraphimosis
This condition involves a situation in which the foreskin of a man is too tight to be pulled over the glans of the penis freely, it usually get stuck behind the crown of the penis.
This is the hardening of a lymph vessel in the penis, which may easily cause pain during sexual intercourse or masturbation.
7. Urinary stones
Urinary stones are hard mineral masses that can accumulate itself anywhere in the urinary tract (including the urethra), that can cause a lot of pain especially during urination.
8. Diphtalia or penile duplication
This is actually a condition in which a male child is born with two penises. With no doubt, this is an exceedingly rare condition.
9. Retrogade ejaculation
This is a situation that happens when the semen enters the bladder instead of going out through the normal route of passing through the urethra, and out of the penis during orgasm. This actually result to a "dry orgasm" and is actually harmless, but the bad news is that it may lead to male infertility.
10. Penile fracture
Many men are actually doubt this, but for sure, it does happen. When an erect penis is bent excessively during action, it can actually lead to breakage. It usually comes with a rather sickening or popping or cracking sound. Penile fracture occurs from the rupture of the lining of the corpora cavernosa (the cylindrical structures in the penis that becomes filled with blood during erection). This situation is a very painful one and it should call for an immediate medical attention.
11. Pudendal nerve entrapment
This basically involves a pinched or compressed nerve in the penis, which can lead to a considerable chronic pain.
12. Psoriasis of the penis
This appears as thick red patches with a well-defined, sharp edge. This condition can be hereditary but it is very rare also.
This is a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra (known as the meatus) at the top of the penis, through which both urine and semen passes out from the body is located in the wrong position, at the underside of the glans instead of the tip.
14. Different kinds of lumps. spots and rashes
These occurs on the penis, which could be as a result of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), although many are quite harmless.
15. Pearly penile papules
These are small spots (usually 1 to 3 millimetres in diameter) around the circumference of the glans of the penis. They are neither infectious nor require any serious medical treatment.
16. Fordyce spots
Fordyce spots are small red purple spots (usually 1 to 5 millimetres in diameter) that is found on the glans or shaft of the scrotum. They are painless, not itchy and occur in groups or singly. Fordyce spots occurs as a result of dilated blood vessels, and they are harmless.
17. Tiny nodules on the scrotum or the base of the penis
These are likely innocuous hair follicles.
18. Small to medium-sized raised spots
These spots are sometimes found around the penis. Some can contain pus, but they are probably simple boils or skin spots.
This condition presents itself as an irritating, burning, red to orange rash. It is an inflammation that affects the head of the penis and or the foreskin. This situation may or may not be transmitted through sexual intercorse.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Initially, the infection typically causes a simple, round and painless ulcer on the penis or scrotum. With time, the ulcer tends to spread to other parts of the body and can cause damage to many organs.
21. Genital warts
These are pinkish-white, pinkish-brown or skin coloured cauliflower-shaped growths and lumps with a moist surface. They are usually found at the top of the penis, but an also occur on the scrotum, shaft, around the anus and in the throat or mouth. This infection us caused by the Human papilloma virus.
Herpes is another type of sexually transmitted infection. it presents itself as a small red bumps which develop into blisters that rupture to forin open sores and ulcers. Initially it kicks off with a feverish illness.
23. Male yeast infection
Yes, i know many of you might be saying that yeast infection is only attributed to women. Though they are common among women, but the can also occur in men, and they are frequently transmitted through sexual intercourse. The reddish, itchy and burning rash at the tip of the penis can be easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal ointment.