Back to Men's health. If you don't wash your penis every day, a cheesy-looking substance called smegma can build up. Smegma is a natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist.
Penile pain can affect the base, shaft, or head of the penis. It can also affect the foreskin. An itching, burning, or throbbing sensation may accompany the pain.
Sexually transmitted infections STIs are diseases passed along through sexual contact. STIs often cause symptoms that affect the penis or groin area. If you're concerned by something you've noticed on your body, you should consult with a doctor.
In fact, many are more likely to be caused by other conditions. Still, if you have any of them, see a doctor right away so their cause can be found and treated, if needed. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner you can start treatment and the better it is likely to work.
Soreness of the penis is a common occurrence, especially in younger men. Fortunately, in most cases a painful appendage turns out to be nothing serious but occasionally it is necessary to seek medical help, particularly if there are other symptoms present. To put your mind and your penis at rest GP Dr Roger Henderson looks at the symptoms and common causes of a sore penis:.
A number of problems can affect the penis. This leaflet will give you some idea of the conditions to be aware of and the sort of symptoms to watch out for. Itching is often due to a fungal infection such as thrush.
The foreskin of the penis and the glans penis the cone-shaped end of the penis can be inflamed. Men who develop balanoposthitis have an increased chance of later developing phimosis or paraphimosis problems related to the foreskin and penile cancer. Inflammation of the penis can be caused by infections, such as yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases STDsand scabies. When secretions become trapped under the foreskin, they may become infected, leading to posthitis.
Some penis problems are perfectly common, while other issues can be a little more out of the ordinary. Some of these are no cause for concern — such as your shower gel — while others, like infections, can be more serious. A number of factors could lead to a sore, burning sensation on the tip of your penis.
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. Genital herpes is a condition caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus HSV.