#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Penile Pain


Q: Dr. Ketch your friend is suffering pains from penis for almost thirty years – no cure. I want you to help me please.

A: Dear friend, sorry to hear that you are in pain. Where exactly is this pain? The tip, shaft or base? There are different causes of penile pain and it could affect any of these areas. Penile pain should always be checked out in the hospital. Better safe than sorry.

Some causes of penile pain include:

  • Priapism: Priapism is a condition, in which there is a sustained and oftentimes, painful erection of the penis, continues for hours beyond sexual stimulation or even when there is no sexual stimulation. It is more common in men in their 30s.

There are three types of priapism (ischaemic, non-ischaemic and recurrent) but to understand this, we’ll take a look at the mechanism of erection. An erection occurs in response to stimulation, physical…

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