Numbness In Penis

Numbness in the penis is a loss of sensation to touch in the penis. It can be caused due to injury, side effects of drugs, low testosterone level, medical conditions, etc. It may cause bluish skin, cold sensation, burning sensation, tingling, etc. Diagnosis is made with the help of physical examination, MRI scans, CT scans, testosterone levels, etc. Treatment is by eliminating the underlying cause.

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What could be the reason for numbness, burning, and inflammation in penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have problems with my genital, which affects my everyday life. I feel numbness, burning, inflammation, slight pain at urethra, whole body weakness, fatigue, and mild fever at morning. I have done numerous tests such as blood test thrice, ultrasound, urine test twice, and x-ray, but i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will be glad to assist you in diagnosis and management of your problem.  Read Full »

Can penile pump cause penis numbness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using a penile pump under the direction of a urologist. Over a period of each of five days, I think I had overstretched the penis and now have a loss of sensitivity and soreness with no erection. Do you know if it will and how long it may take to recover sensation and remove the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A penile pump is a form of physical or mechanical treatment. Have you tried oral PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitors like Viagra (Sildenafil)? It is not advisable to use a penile pump for long durations as any form of physical treatment is bound to cause some ...  Read Full »

Can a delay spray damage the nerves in the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from the loss of sensitivity in my penis. About a month ago, I used delay spray before sexual intercourse. After I used it, my glans penis became numb, lost sensitivity, even I could not have an erection. I took rest for a month; now, the erectile function has returned to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting with us. Delay spray is a local anesthetic agent, and it is used mainly for premature ejaculation. It temporarily blocks the nerve conduction of signals, causing loss of sensation, mostly touch and pain. If you pinch your glans by now, I am sure you ...  Read Full »

I have complaints like penile tenderness, numbness, erectile dysfunction, and increased severity of the issue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have complaints like penile tenderness, numbness, erectile dysfunction, and increased severity of these issues. I think I may have damaged penile tissue in that the whole shaft is tender, with subtle pain and discomfort. My GP says to rest the area, but I have had a urination problem now...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. If the investigations are normal, then I do not think there is any need to get worried. The USG (ultrasonography) revealed nothing, so we can rule out the anatomical issue. But I would suggest you get a color Dop...  Read Full »

Why does my penis feel numb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My height is 190 cm and weight is 85 kg. I do exercise with weights regularly. I have noticed that I have reduced feeling in the skin on my shaft. I cannot feel normal touch, but I can feel the pain if I pinch it with my nails. To best describe it; it feels li...  Read Full »

Dr. Raman Tanwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a localized numbness that we are bothered with. Disease starting from this region without any other associated symptoms is quite rare and without them we may not think of a systemic pathology right away. Have you tried nerve tonics? I suggest back strengthenin...  Read Full »

I have been doing prone masturbation for a year and developed pain and numbness at the penis tip. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been practicing prone masturbation for the past year. I did not know it was harmful. At first, I had some pain, but I thought it was a urinary tract infection. The pain went away. I stopped masturbating about two months ago as I did not feel the urge. About a month back, I began...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, it is possible to have damaged penis tip skin and mucosa by prone masturbation. The penile tip is very sensitive. It is also a very delicate structure. If you permanently apply force, it will be damaged and lose sensation. Another poss...  Read Full »

My penis looks swollen and numb. What might be the problem?

Query: Hello doctor,My penis looks swollen. What might be the problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This is vascular malformation. Dilated vein below the skin gives this look. It happens due to unknown causes. There is no need t...  Read Full »

Is sore penis from excessive masturbation and vigorous sex a permanent damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very sore penis from excessive masturbation and vigorous sex. The shaft of the penis seems to be less firm that it was in the skin and appears to be stretched out near the head of the penis. There is no pain but mild soreness. There is some soreness if I try to play with it. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The penile soreness is probably due to infection as penis appears to be reddish, due to this it feels soreness. It is not permanent damage and will be normalized once treatment is taken, which includes antibiotics. Antibiotics are to be chosen after culture and sensi...  Read Full »

I have trouble maintaining an erection after I did a vigorous push during masturbation. Is this happening due to a ligament injury?

Query: Hello doctor,I repeatedly push my penis forward during masturbation. After one particularly vigorous time, the base backside on the right side felt a bit numb. After this, now every time I engage in sexual activity, I have trouble maintaining my erection. In addition, my penis is angling toward the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The possible causes of your issue are: 1. Frenulum injury, which usually happens in forceful masturbation or dry sex. I suggest you consult a urologist who can help in diagnosis. 2. Neuropathy, which can be due t...  Read Full »

Should I wait for numbness of my penis due to improper use of a vacuum pump to heal on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I used a vacuum pump before five months without knowing how it worked. The pump started very fast, and I had an erection after one to two seconds and could not turn it off. I panicked and ripped the pump off. It was scary but not so painful. After this, my wife and I had sexual intercours...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. This numbness can be nerve injury or damage. It can heal, taking variable time even up to a year. I suggest taking tablet vitamin B-complex, one tablet three times daily for three months. Consult your specialist doc...  Read Full »

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