Which conditions are examples of penile abnormalities?
Some of the more common disorders and conditions that affect the penis are:
- Balanitis. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis.
- Penile cancer.
- Peyronie’s disease.
- Phimosis and paraphimosis.
What are penile disorders?
Penile Disorders. The penis is an external organ in the male reproductive system. Disorders which can affect the penis include priapism, balanitis, penile cancer, erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory disorders. Learn about the causes and treatments for each condition.
What does Peyronie disease look like?
You might have penile pain, with or without an erection. Other penile deformity. In some men with Peyronie’s disease, the erect penis might have narrowing, indentations or even an hourglass-like appearance, with a tight, narrow band around the shaft.
What does Balanitis look like?
Redness or red patches on the penis. Itching under the foreskin. Swelling. Areas of shiny or white skin on the penis.
What causes penile deformity?
Peyronie’s disease is penis problem caused by scar tissue, called plaque, that forms inside the penis. It can result in a bent, rather than straight, erect penis. Most men with Peyronie’s disease can still have sex. But for some, it can be painful and cause erectile dysfunction.
What causes penile infection?
A moist environment is ideal for candida to spread. One of the most common causes of a penile yeast infection is unprotected sexual intercourse with a woman who has a vaginal yeast infection. You can also develop one without sexual activity. Poor hygiene can make you vulnerable to a yeast infection, for example.
What causes penile pain?
Penis pain has many causes. For example, the penis can be injured during sports or a fall. Strenuous sex or long periods of sexual activity can also cause pain. In some cases, the pain is caused by an infection like a urinary tract infection (UTI) or a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
How do you break up Peyronie’s plaque?
Collagenase link. Intralesional collagenase injections (Xiaflex) are currently the only FDA-approved treatment for Peyronie’s disease. Collagenase is an enzyme that helps break down the substances that make up plaques. Breaking down the plaques reduces penile curving and improves erectile function.
Can Peyronie’s go away?
Peyronie disease often happens in a mild form that heals on its own in 6 to 15 months. There is no cure for Peyronie disease.