Penile Pain

Penile pain can affect the base, shaft, or head of the penis. It can also affect the foreskin. An itching, burning, or throbbing sensation may accompany the pain. Penile pain can be a result of an accident or disease. It can affect males of any age. The pain can vary depending on what underlying condition or disease is causing it. If you have an injury, the pain may be severe and occur suddenly. If you have a disease or condition, the pain may be mild and may gradually get worse.

Causes for penile pain:
  • Peyronie’s Disease (curvature of the penis)
  • Priapism (painful, prolonged erection)
  • Balanitis (infection/inflammation of foreskin and head of the penis)
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Penile trauma
  • Phimosis and paraphimosis (foreskin of uncircumcised males is too tight)
  • Cancer

Some common conditions this symptom is linked to include:

Enlarge Prostate / BPH

Erectile Dysfunction

Kidney Stones

Peyronie’s Disease


Prostate Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Urinary Tract Infection

Contact SouthWest Urology if you or a loved one are experiencing any of the symptoms listed on this page. Our team will make every effort to see you right away and get a diagnosis as soon as possible.

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