Penis Pain: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
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What causes pain in penis? 12 possible conditions

Penis pain can affect the base of your penis, the shaft of the penis, the head of the penis or the foreskin. Penis pain can be a result of an accident or disease, and can affect males of any age. What Causes Penis Pain? Penis pain may occur due to the... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Urinary Tract Infection

The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters (which connect the kidneys and the bladder), bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are caused b...

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2

Balanitis

Balanitis is swelling of the foreskin or head of the penis. Symptoms include redness, discharge, itchiness, and pain.

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3

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, a common condition in adult males. It is often caused by infection.

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4

Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis

Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis causes pain and inflammation in the prostate and the lower urinary tract in men. It's a common condition, especially in men between the ages of 35 and 50 and the cause is often unknown.

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5

Urethritis

Urethritis is an infection of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder and semen out of the body. Symptoms include burning while urinating, abdominal pain, and discharge.

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6

Bladder Stones: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good

Bladder stones are crystals that form when concentrated urine is left in the bladder after urination, often due to dehydration or being unable to empty the bladder totally. Symptoms include painful urination and others.

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7

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This STD causes herpes sores, which are painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) that can break open and ooze fluid. According to the Centers for Disease Contro...

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8

Male Chlamydial Urethritis

Chlamydial urethritis in men is an infection of the urethra caused by the sexually transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia. The urethra is a tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of your body.Thi...

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9

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis wer...

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10

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Reiter's syndrome produces inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints due to infection elsewhere in the body. Symptoms include mouth ulcers, painful urination, and urethral discharge.

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11

Penile Cancer (Cancer of the Penis)

Penile cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer that affects the skin and tissues of the penis.

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12

Herpes Simplex

The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an infection that causes herpes, which are blisters that most commonly appear on the genitals or mouth.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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