Penile Injury

Several types of injuries affecting the penis are fracture, entrapment, amputation, rupture (or tear), and strangulation. Penile fractures are relatively rare. Penis fractures while it is in an erected state. Sudden lateral movement of the erected penis during masturbation or sex leads to its fracture. Amputation of the penis occurs during road accidents and wars. Strangulation can be caused by blood supply cut-off due to rings and rubber bands that some men use for extended erection. Prolonged strangulation can lead to necrosis and gangrene. The zippers of the pants cause entrapment of the penis, especially in small boys.

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Despite taking medications, my penile injury has been getting worse. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a penile injury, which has been getting worse recently. Eight months back, I got injured and improved after a few days. But I again had pain while I was doing weight lifting. So it has been eight months, and it feels like blood vessels are blocked, and the pleasure from my er...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello doctor, I read your query and understand your concern. 1. Has your penis changed its curvature since the injury? 2. Can you feel a hard lump on either side of the shaft? 3. Is the erection affected only during intercourse or during masturbation as well? I would suggest you get a couple of...  Read Full »

There are knots and stiffness in shaft muscle. Is this side effect of enhancement pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been to four urologists and none of them know what is wrong with me. Hopefully, you will have some information I do not already possess.I have a lot of discomfort with the penile shaft. It feels like there as knots and stiffness in the shaft muscle. When running or any kind of e...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I agree that your symptoms are very vague. As per your history, I can conclude either Peyronie's disease. Side effects of enhancement pills. This can be possible due to one of the side effects of enhancement pills. In some cases like in yours, enhancement pills...  Read Full »

I have mild pain on erection. Can I be developing Peyronie's disease?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. I over masturbate sometimes. Generally, I masturbate twice a day. Recently, I noticed mild pain when I had an erection. The pain was in the mid part of my penis. The pain went away as the erection subsided. I masturbated in the prone method, which is lying down ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One thing I would like to tell you is that prone masturbation is very bad. This can damage the penis in many ways and you should immediately stop it. Yes, it can cause Peyronie's disease. If possible, send me images so that I can see and suggest appropriately.   Read Full »

I had a penile trauma and have been taking Vitamin E supplements for the past two months. How long should I take it?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a penile trauma without a fracture one month ago. In addition, my doctor prescribed Vitamin E supplements for two months to prevent Peyronie's disease. Is one month enough? Because I am taking 1000 mg per day and I am feeling a little sick.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, it is enough. The recommended daily dose is 200 mg or 400 mg on alternate days. If you take 1000 mg, you will get toxicity from vitamin E. So please stop it. There is no need for further treatment now. Vitamin E is fat-soluble and can...  Read Full »

Can the foreskin in the penis happen after first sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my wife for the first time day before yesterday. The foreskin of my penis got cut from inside, or there was something on the left side which started hurting. So, I applied Savlon last night and slept. Today morning, I saw a white substance at the tip, and so I cle...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a small cut because of friction while having sex. It is fairly common for the one who is newly married. I suggest you apply Mupirocin ointment (Bactroban) twice daily on the ...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the curvature of my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a curvature towards left in my penis. As far as I can remember, I have it from the beginning. I just want to know if this curvature is normal. Since six months, I have mild pain in the head of the penis. The pain is not constant. It pains now and goes away in some time and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you have a curvature on the left. It is mild, not severe. If you do not have any problem in sex then there is nothing to worry. Since you have it from the starting, it is called...  Read Full »

Is my inability to erect my penis due to sudden injury permanent?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. My weight is 115 pounds, and my height is around 5 feet and 7 inches. Recently, I got my penis injured accidentally. I also noticed that I lost the ability to erect after the injury to the penis. I am very concerned that it will be permanent. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I really do not think that there will be permanent physical damage. However, if you want to be absolutely sure, I suggest you should see a local urologis...  Read Full »

I have erection problem after an injury to the penis where there was blood with the urine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing an erection problem where I cannot get hard anymore. Last month I had a motorcycle accident where I got an injury on the face and my foreskin, probably my penis hit the fuel tank. When hospitalized, the local doctor only treated the wounds on my face and let me get ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had an injury near the penis and pelvis area, which can be the reason for your erection problem. Though you have mentioned that you do not want to see a doctor, I advise you to see a urologist because you may need a scrotal scan called a color doppler of the penis....  Read Full »

My penis got hurt during sex, and I got a small swelling on the injured area. Is it a problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I injured my penis during sex before four days. Now I have a slight pain in the middle of the penis at the bottom with a noticeable swelling (like a vein or a rope). And I am experiencing more frequent erections but with less intensity. During an erection, the lower surface swells more tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) appears to be an injury, and the swelling is due to a blood clot. I suggest you apply a cold compress. I would also recommend low-dose Aspirin 150 mg daily for a few days and Serratiopepti...  Read Full »

Does a penile injury require emergency medical care?

Query: Hello doctor, I sustained a penile injury last night during sexual activity. I noticed blood filled bump the previous night, and it has ruptured and became flat now. I do not have any pain. I guess it to be a ruptured vein. Kindly help me to know if it requires medical care. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting us. Classical penile fracture is when you hear a pop sound, and you immediately lose erection. It will be painful and require emergency surgery to repair the corpora. But the picture you sent has no penile deformity or swelling (attachments...  Read Full »

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