There can be different types of pain in a penis. For example, your penis may be red or sore. Or you may notice pain along with a rash or an unusual discharge. Sometimes men feel pain when they urinate or in their testicles.
Penis pain has many causes. For example, the penis can be injured during sports or a fall. Strenuous sex or long periods of sexual activity can also cause pain.
In some cases, the pain is caused by an infection like a urinary tract infection (UTI) or a sexually transmitted infection (STI). In other cases, the pain is caused by another health problem such as Peyronie's disease. And sometimes doctors can't find a cause.
Your doctor will first do a physical examination of the penis and possibly the rectum and testicles. Your doctor may also do other tests, such as a urine test or an ultrasound.
Your treatment depends on the cause of the pain, if known.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: December 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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