It's not uncommon for men to avoid seeking professional help when there's something amiss in your pants, which can put your health at risk. Not all strange happenings down there are cause for a concern, but it is always worth getting checked out. We speak to sexual health GP Dr Anand Patel about the most common penis problems, and what to do about them:.
It is important to note that having a risk factor does not mean that one will get the condition. A risk factor increases one's chances of getting a condition compared to an individual without the risk factors. Some risk factors are more important than others.
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Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Male genital problems and injuries can occur fairly easily since the scrotum and penis are not protected by bones. Genital problems and injuries most commonly occur during:.
Chancroid is a highly infectious bacterial disease caused by Haemophilus ducreyi that affects the skin and mucous membranes of the penis, vulva, urethra, and anus. It produces painful irregularly shaped nonsyphilitic ulcers called chancroids, soft chancres, or soft sores that may heal without treatment. Ina total of 15 new cases were reported; however, Haemophilus ducreyi is difficult to culture so the condition may be significantly underdiagnosed.
But a painful or uncomfortable sore is usually a sign of some kind of underlying condition, such as a sexually transmitted infection STI or an immune system disorder. Read on to learn more about the potential causes of penis sores and the types of symptoms that should prompt you to see a doctor as soon as possible. Several common STIs cause penis sores.
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Rubbing very hard on your penis — whether during sex or masturbation — can create enough heat to burn and scrape off skin. This is called a friction burn. It produces intense redness and discomfort.