A painful penis is the one thing that women can never imagine. Of course, men can only imagine the pain of childbirth by swallowing and passing a softball, so let’s call it a push. A painful penis can be the result of a number of causes and the treatment of the pain varies according to the cause.
Pain urination and cloudy discharge from penis.
If the cloudy discharge is thick, the likely cause of painful urination is gonorrhea, which is a common enough sexually transmitted disease. If the cloudy discharge from the penis is thin, however, this is mostly likely a case of Chlamydia. In either case, an immediate visit to the doctor is called for and if the diagnosis rings true, you need to alert your condition to all your sexual partners.
Painful bend in penis during erection.
A bend in the penis that is causing pain is a symptom of Peyronie’s disease. What is taking place is a thickening of the fibers along the interior of the penis. A doctor’s visit is also called for in the case of this type of pain in the penis and may or may not result in surgery. Take some Vitamin E until you can get in to see the physician. Peyronie’s disease is more common during middle-age than among the young or elderly.
Swelling, lump or open sore on the penis.
A swollen lump or open sore on your penis can be a symptom of cancer and should be taken very seriously. Immediately make an appointment to have your penis examined by a doctor. This is true even if there is no pain involved. The quicker you are diagnosed with penile cancer, the better your chances of successful treatment. The good news for those who circumcised is that you face a much smaller chance of developing this type of cancer than those who uncircumcised.
Pain when retracting the foreskin.
Uncircumcised men may experience due to a disorder called phimosis. Phimosis is the result of an overly tight foreskin and circumcision may be the only successful treatment. Pain retraction of the foreskin can be caused by an inflammation or it may due to a genetic condition.
Persistent erection of the penis not due to sexual desire.
What we’re talking about here is the condition I’ve written about previously known as priapism. Read this article if you want to know more about priapism. Essentially, this means an erection that doesn’t subside, causes extreme pain and has nothing to do with arousal. Priapism can be a result of sickle cell anemia and it is also a rare side effect of drugs like Viagra.
Painful blisters along the penis that burst.
Bursting blisters that reveal raw skin is the result of genital herpes, a sexually transmitted viral infection. A doctor’s visit is called for. In the meantime, keep the area washed and dried and avoid having any sexual intercourse for up to two weeks after the herpes outbreak on your penis. A lotion known as acyclovir can often relieve the pain during its active phase.
Hard, itchy warts that may occasionally bleed and produce a mild pain.
This is simply genital warts, which is a sexually transmitted disease that attacks the penis. You should avoid sexual contact until the warts disappear and see a doctor for treatment. Genital warts can disappear on their own, but they can also come back when you least expect them. Avoid the temptation to treat genital warts with over the counter regular wart medication.