Painful erection is characterized by repeated penile injury, typically during sex or physical activities. If you’re experiencing painful erections, there is real help available from your men’s health specialists in Manalapan, FL, who are experts in diagnosing and treating penile discomfort.
Let’s talk more about what causes a painful erection, its treatment options, and where you can find the best men’s health specialist.
The Reasons Behind Painful Erections
Penile pain mostly happens during sex, sleep, physical labor, or other time. Your men’s health physician in St. Augustine, FL, can uncover the underlying causes through in-office physical examination, discussion of your symptoms and their timing, as well as medical and prescription history. Here are just a few of the underlying reasons for painful erections.
Peyronie’s Disease in Naperville, IL
Also called PD, Peyronie’s disease is a slight, moderate or significant bend or curvature of the erect penis. It happens to one in 20 men, but through innovative treatments at NIVA Men’s Health, the penis can be straightened, and the pain and associated dysfunction can be relieved.
To correct Peyronie’s disease, the men’s health physician in Jacksonville, FL, may advise penile implants, Xiaflex injections, or highly effective GAINSWave therapy, which can be performed in the men’s health office. GAINSWave therapy applies sound waves into the penile shaft to break up the scar tissue and plaques responsible for the curvature and associated erectile dysfunction.
This inflammatory condition of the genitals occurs mostly in senior men. Whitish patches appear on the penis and scrotum, deteriorating the skin and causing significant bruising, pain, and penile deformity. Topical corticosteroids seem effective in treating lichen sclerosus.
A man really can break his erect penis if sufficient force is applied to the penis and groin area during sex. He’ll hear a distinct snap or pop as the cylindrical structures which hold blood in the erect penis tear. Pain can be significant as the erection is lost and bruising and swelling appear. Some men require suturing of the tunica albuginea cylinders on an emergency basis. Thankfully, this condition is relatively rare but can happen during vigorous masturbation and intercourse.
UTIs and STIs
Both urinary tract infections and sexually-transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, can cause penile pain and irritation. Anal sex and intercourse with an infected partner lead to STIs and urinary tract issues, such as kidney stones, leading to infections in the penis, urethra, prostate, and bladder. However, men can get relief with antibiotic therapy.
Let Our Men’s Health Experts in Jacksonville, FL, Help You
Please don’t wait if you are experiencing painful erections. Our doctors have the experience and expertise to help. Contact us for an appointment at one of our Florida locations: Jacksonville, Manalapan, and St. Augustine. We also have offices in Naperville, IL, and Novi, MI. Call, or request your appointment online.