Q: Hi Dr Ketch, I am 23 Years old, having pain on my penis whenever I wake up, having my first urine. I went for tests: voluntary counseling and testing (for HIV/AIDS) but nothing was discovered. What is this? Help me
A: Thanks for writing in. Do you have this pain only when you wake up or is it just more pronounced at that time?
Generally, pain on the penis can occur anywhere along the tip or shaft of the penis. The possible causes would include
- Injury: This could be a straddle injury (falling astride a pole, for example), car accidents etc
- Infections of the urinary tract
- Priapism in which there is sustained erection of the penis. This can occur as a side effect of some drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction. I suspect that ‘magun’ falls into this category too 😀
- Infections of the prostate
- Infections of the head and foreskin of the penis in uncircumcised people
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Cancer etc
Treatment depends on the cause. If it’s due to infections, appropriate antibiotics will take care of the problem. If it’s due to priapism, treatment is focused on reducing the erection by reducing the blood flow to the penis. Surgery may be used for cancer etc.
Please see your doctor, preferably a urologist, to make a diagnosis asap and commence treatment.
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