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 the meantime, however, look at this list of six possible symptoms that affect the penis. You should also know that many STIs have physical symptoms that manifest elsewhere on the body. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, even if it's not on your genitals, it could still be an indication of an STI.
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Penile health problems are not so common in everyday medical practice and a vast majority of them are benign and easy to treat. On the other hand, patients who have a penis-related health issue tend to be particularly sensitive about it. Often, the psychological pressure that a patient feels requires more attention than the penis condition itself. Other than on the penile skin, they may appear on the face or in the mouth. They develop during puberty.
Wounds need to be treated as soon as possible, even if they don't seem serious. This is so that you can prevent them from getting worse as open wounds can lead to infection. Of course serious injuries will need more attention, but the location of the wound is also a significant factor.
Last Updated: October 26, References. This article was co-authored by Robert Dhir, MD. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. His practice has been named a Center of Excellence for the UroLift procedure, and is a pioneer in non-surgical procedures for ED using his patented Wave Therapy.