Common Reproductive Health Concern (Male)
These might include the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex (erectile dysfunction) or, uncommonly, a persistent and usually painful erection that isn’t caused by sexual stimulation or arousal (priapism).
Other concerns might include the inability to ejaculate, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, painful ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation, when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis.
Various sexually transmitted infections can affect the penis, including genital warts, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and genital herpes.
Common signs and symptoms might include painful urination, penis discharge, and sores or blisters on the penis or in the genital area.
A condition known as “phimosis” occurs when the foreskin on an uncircumcised penis can’t be retracted from the penis head.
“Paraphimosis” occurs when the foreskin can’t be returned to its normal position after being retracted.
A yeast infection can cause a reddish rash and white patches on the penis.
Inflammation of the head of the penis (balanitis) might cause pain and a foul discharge.
Peyronie’s disease, a chronic condition that involves the development of abnormal scar tissue in tissues inside the penis, might result in bent or painful erections.