Pain in Penis
If you are experiencing pain in your penis, it’s important to first identify where the pain is originating. Pain in penis can be internal or external, concentrated or throughout the penis. Is it dull or sharp, constant or intermittent? Are there rashes or have you experienced any trauma to the penis? Pain can also be present during an erection.
If the pain is in the groin, and not the actual penis, it could be a sign of something more serious. If the prostate grows too big, it can cause pain and health problems – and sometimes cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer in men behind skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 35 men will die from the disease. Groin pain or urination problems should not be taken lightly, considering the risks of prostate cancer.
Pain In Other Place
If the pain is in the pelvis area, it may be Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, also sometimes known as prostatodynia. The pain is typically felt in the groin, genitalia and perineum. While no bacteria or pus is seen during a urine analysis for this condition, a Gram stain and prostatic secretions will show bacteria and excess white blood cells.
There are four categories of pelvic pain syndrome:
- Acute bacterial
- Chronic bacterial
- Chronic abacterial
- Asymptomatic inflammatory
Pain in the penis can be a result of a sexually transmitted infection, bacterial infection, a problem with the way blood is flowing through the penis, a penile fracture, or as simple as soap or something else in the tip of the penis.
When To See A Doctor
Though slight penis or groin pain may not seem like anything to worry about, if it persists and is not getting better, you should see a doctor. Pain in the penis or groin area can mean many things, one of which is prostate cancer. The earlier any of these conditions are caught, the easier they are to treat.