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Penis Disorders Diagnosis

MEDICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA 
Penis Disorders Diagnosis
Introduction
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatment

Talking about the penis and men's sexual health in general can seem overwhelming at times.  But don't feel embarrassed about seeking help. Penis disorders are medical problems, and your doctor sees and treats medical problems every day.  Here are a few tips to get started on your way to diagnosis:

1. If you don't feel comfortable talking with your doctor about penis conditions, ask for a referral to a urologist-a doctor who specializes in sexual and urologic problems.

2. Ask your partner to join you at your doctor's appointment.  Many doctors say that penis disorders are easier to treat when both partners are involved.

3.  Remind yourself of why you need to seek help: your health and your quality of life are at stake.

The range of possible diagnoses for penis disorders includes relatively harmless causes like yeast infection, to more serious issues such as penile cancer.  Possible causes for penis disorders include:

  • Balanitis - inflammation of the glans
  • Balanoposthitis - inflammation of the foreskin
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Penile cancer
  • Peyronie's disease - the penis bends during an erection
  • Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away

To identify possible causes for the symptoms you are experiencing, your doctor will first request your medical history and then complete a physical exam.  As part of the exam, the doctor will examine your penis, testicles, scrotum and groin, take your blood pressure, and check your reflexes. A blood sample may be taken to test for diabetes, cholesterol level, and other conditions associated with penile disorders.

It's helpful to bring a list of all the medications you take to keep your doctor informed.  Also, be sure to know when the symptoms first appeared and how long you've experienced them.  Tell your doctor about any surgery you've had and outline your alcohol use, smoking, and exercise frequency.  You doctor or urologist might ask:

  • What are your sexual habits?
  • Is there drainage from the penis?
  • Do you experience painful urination?
  • Do you experience painful sexual intercourse?

Regardless of the cause of any abnormality, treatment is available. Discuss your concerns with your doctor or urologist.  And keep reading to learn about how to treat penis disorders.

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