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Alternative namesPain - penis; Priapism
DefinitionPenis pain is any pain or discomfort in the penis . Priapism, which can cause serious pain, is a persistent, painful erection which does not resolve.
Home care depends on the cause. Consult your health care provider about treatment of the cause. Ice packs may help ease the pain.
If penis pain is caused by a sexually transmitted disease, it is important for the sexual partner(s) to also be treated.
Priapism is a medical emergency, seek care at once. For penis pain caused by priapism that is being treated, consult your health care provider about treatment for the underlying disorder.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if you notice any of the following:
The health care provider will perform a physical examination and will obtain a medical history. Medical history questions documenting penis pain in detail may include the following:
The physical examination will probably include a detailed examination of the penis, testicles , scrotum , and groin.
The pain can be treated once its cause is identified. For priapism, a urinary catheter may be inserted to relieve urine retention, and medications or surgery (occasionally) are recommended if necessary. Antibiotics, antiviral medications, or other antimicrobials may be prescribed for infections. Rarely, circumcision is advised for chronic infection under the foreskin.
Update Date: 1/9/2003David R. Knowles M.D., Department of Urology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Campus, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT