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Penis Disorders

Summary

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man’s sexual function and fertility.
Penis disorders include

  • Erectile dysfunction – inability to get or keep an
    erection
  • Priapism – a painful erection that does not go away
  • Peyronie’s disease – bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump
    called a plaque
  • Balanitis – inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in
    men and boys who have not been circumcised
  • Penile cancer – a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early

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