If you suspect that you are having problems with your male organ, it’s probably time you set aside your shyness and get a . Most men with penis problems get embarrassed to go to the doctor, which is why it takes a lot of time before they seek medical attention when they experience painful erections and/or trouble with intercourse.
The presence of abnormal scar tissue or plaques in the penis should prompt you to visit your doctor and get a penis examination. You may be suffering from Peyronie’s disease, which causes pain, distortion and curvature especially during erection, making intercourse very difficult. The scar tissues of this sexual dysfunction usually develop under the skin or either on the upper or lower side of the penis. When the organ is erect, the scar tissue pulls the affected area off at an angle and gives rise to the curved penis.
A person with hypospadias, a congenital condition where the opening of the tube that carries urine and semen is found below the normal location, should definitely have a penis examination. This condition is caused by the partial development of the urethra in utero, between eight and twenty weeks of conception. It may also cause a curvature of the penis or chordee. If the penis is not surgically corrected, it may result in the inability to urinate while standing and infertility. Surgery must be done before the child reaches school age.
If a person has erectile dysfunction and other sexual dysfunctions, he has to see his urologist for a penis examination. Successful treatments of impotence have shown to improve sexual intimacy and satisfaction, enhance the overall quality of life, and reduce the symptoms of depression. This condition has different circulatory causes like the change in the voltage-gated potassium channel and arsenic poisoning from drinking water.
A penis examination can also be beneficial to men who have multiple sex partners to see if they have acquired STDs. The first screening that men usually undergo is for syphilis. The physician will visually inspect the penis, rectum or mouth to look for sore called a chancre. Genital herpes are easily diagnosed because of the appearance genital warts, sores and blisters. A swab is inserted into one of the sores to collect bacteria samples. For other STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV, important laboratory specimens will be taken like blood, urine, urethral discharge, saline microscopy, etc.
Men should always submit themselves to penis examinations as part of their general physical exams to maintain an overall well-being.