A man’s penis is not just for sexual pleasure and reproductive purposes. It can also reveal the condition of his health. Below are a few ways in which a man’s penis can tell about his health.
1. Penile Curvature During Erection
Penis comes in different forms. There are perfectly straight penises but some have a slight curvature. However, when there is a significant curvature of the penis during erection, it might mean something.
Although a slight curvature of the penis is normal, a significant angle more than 30 degrees may be due to a scar buildup. This condition is known as Peyronie’s disease. In some cases, this buildup of scar tissues can be painful while in some cases, there is no pain at all.
Most normal and slight penile curvature points upward while a Peyronie’s disease can points or curves in different directions such as up, down or even sideways. Moreover, injuries could also cause this curvature but in most cases, the buildup of scar tissues simply occur for no apparent reasons.
Aside from actual penile physical injuries, the cause of Peyronie’s diseases is unknown. On the other hand, certain autoimmune disorders may also cause the buildup of scar tissues. In this case, the body’s immune system is attacking the body’s own cells and organs.
Treatments for Peyronie’s disease normally involves a surgical procedure. On the other hand, there is also a non-invasive solution using a traction device or penis extender. However, in order to use which appropriate treatment suits, consulting a urologist is always recommended.
Moreover, there’s also a good reason to consult your urologist when having a Peyronie’s disease as it might lead to certain cancers1.
2. Lump On Penis Skin Surface
One of the major concerns of men with their penises is a penile lump. A lump can be sensed as a hardness in a certain area within the penile shaft. Scary as it might sounds, it may not be cancer. This is why consulting your urologist upon discovering a lump in your penis is essential.
There are many types of penile lumps including genital warts. If you have this, make sure you consult your urologist to determine whether it’s benign or need a medical assistant.
3. Bumps On The Penis
Bumps and lumps may sound similar, isn’t it? However, a bump in the penis can be a cyst. In fact, this is a common bump in the penis like pearly penile papules.
On the other hand, if the bump is bigger often appears like a cauliflower head. It may be caused by an STI. Therefore, consulting your urologist is a good idea.
Penile soreness can be painless or painful and could be different issues. For instance, syphilis appears as sore but not painful and can easily be treated with a penicillin shot.
On the other hand, herpes also causes sore but unlike syphilis, it is painful.
When you have either of the two, visit your doctor as both need to be addressed medically. It is also worth knowing that both are caused by STI(sexually transmitted infection).
5. Issues When Urinating
One of the common issues while urinating is you found blood in the urine. Anything that involves with blood is a concern. This might involve issues in the kidneys. So, a test with your doctor can confirm that and the real root cause of it.
Typically, noticing a pinkish or reddish in the urine could mean kidney stones. Perhaps, an infection in the bladder or even an injury. Moreover, this could also mean a benign enlarged prostate. This is where prostate cancer screening is recommended.
6. Testiculer Lump
While the testicle is not really the penis, and as a matter of fact, it’s separate from the penis, both are vital to men’s sexual health. Some testicular lumps are benign. However, if the lump is painful, that could mean something that requires a medical help from your doctor or urologist.
Probably, the most worrisome testicular lump is testicular torsion. This happens when the cord that supplies blood to the testes is either cut-off or twisted. This is often caused by an injury with symptoms such as scrotal swelling, abdominal pain, fever, and nausea.
When you have this, go to a medical emergency and have it medically addressed as early as possible.
Furthermore, a serious testicular lamp could be cancer. Testicular cancer is one of the common male cancers whose ages ranging from 15 and 45. Fortunately, testicular cancer is treatable especially if it is detected early.
7. Difficulty Achieving Erections
This condition is known as sexual impotence or erectile dysfunction. Although it may sound funny when a man cannot achieve an erection for sexual intercourse, there may be some health issues behind it.
The blood vessels in the penis are similar to the blood vessels in the cardiovascular system but more sensitive. So, talk to your doctor and get into healthy lifestyle practices.
These are just a few of the ways in which a man’s penis can tell his overall health and well-being. The good news is that these can be avoided. Focus on good nutrition, avoid eating foods that can raise your blood pressure and getting active physically on a regular basis.
Lastly, as an additional physical activity, try to get into regular yoga practice. It will not only make you healthy but also sexually healthy, which can help you improve your performance between the sheets.