A swollen penis may or may not be associated with itching, pain, discharge, redness, fever, burning sensation while urination or intercourse, etc. Swelling of the penis occurs in balanitis, urethritis, Peyronie's disease, priapism, allergic reaction to hygiene products, condoms, lubricants, paraphimosis, posthitis, and tumors of the penis. Medications based on the cause, ice packs, personal hygiene, etc., are helpful.
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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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I am having swelling and pain in penis after scrotoplasty. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I had a scrotoplasty. Accompanied with this, liposuction (around lower stomach and inside of thighs towards the groin) was done to thicken the penis. Operation went well. I had general swelling and edema of the penis and scrotum with pain. I have been taking anti-inflamm... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all I would like to inform you that size mentioned by you is within normal range and it should not be called swelling unless there is gross difference from other side. The average testis size is 3 to 5 cm in length and 3 to 4 cm in width. Now, regarding feelin... Read Full »
My son's penis is swollen after getting bitten by a rat. Will this affect his urination?
Query: Hello doctor,My son is 18 months old and has got bitten by a rat on his penis. There was swelling. What can I do about his swelling? I hope that does not affect his urination. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear that your son has been bitten by a rat on his penis. It is important to take immediate action to ensure his well-being. Here is what you can do: 1. First and foremost, clean the wound and the area around the bite with warm water and mild soap to p... Read Full »
I have an inflamed penis, itchiness, burning sensation during urination, and I developed a patch on my penis. Do I have balanitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I noticed an inflammation on the tip of my penis a few days ago. It appears patchy, and I developed itchiness and inflammation of the urethra. Also, I have a burning sensation after urination. However, I underwent a few blood tests two months back, which were normal. Also, I underwent a C... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It is balanitis, and it must be treated with tablets. This inflammation is a part of urethritis which is inflammation of the urethra. So, I suggest you to take the tablets Ciprofloxacin (fluoroquinolone antibiotic)... Read Full »
The tip of my penis has itching and inflammation. Please suggest a treatment.
Query: Hi doctor, The tip of my penis has itching and inflammation. I am diabetic, and hence this may have occurred. I have been through this twice in the last 10 years. Once sugar comes into control, it subsides. While I am attempting to control blood sugar, please suggest a cream that can be applied to t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems you have balanitis. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Balanitis involving the foreskin and prepuce is termed balanoposthitis. Predisposing factors include poor hygiene, overwashing, over-the-counter medications, and non-r... Read Full »
Why do I get an infection and tiny ulcers on my penis even after washing it properly?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a diabetic, and I have an infection on my penis. I got it three to four months before. There is red skin and swelling around the head of the penis. There is mild pain, and the foreskin also cuts when moved backward. Sometimes I have got tiny ulcers on the penis tip. Every day I cle... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. It may be candidal balanoposthitis as you have described, but I need to see the picture to be sure and to suggest. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and s... Read Full »
I have had a form of balanitis on the head of my penis for over a month, and it is not getting better. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 years old male. I have had a complaint of meatus that turned red and swollen with pus. I have been having a form of balanitis on the head of my penis for over a month, and it is not getting any better. I have visited my doctor twice already and have been given Fluconazole the s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. It seems you have balanitis. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Balanitis involving the foreskin and prepuce is termed balanoposthitis. Predisposing factors include poor hygiene and overwashing, use of over-the-counter med... Read Full »
Is it possible to fracture or bruise the penis after sex?
Query: Hi doctor, Last night, during sex, I accidentally forcefully thrust my penis into my partner's pubic bone. There was no popping sound, no loss of erection, and no noticeable swelling or change in penis shape or structure. There was no immediate pain, and I was still able to ejaculate and urinate tod... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not a fracture of the penis. It is only a contusion where your penis hit. Lucky you, as the fracture is an emergency and requires immediate treatment. No intervention is needed, and no treatment is needed. No MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is required. The pai... Read Full »
I have mild pain and swelling in the bottom-right side of the penis. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, Due to an accident that happened during sex five days ago, I have slight pain and swelling on the bottom-right side of the penis. Now I have less intense but more frequent erections, especially at night. When the penis goes into erection, the part with the trauma swells more. The upper pa... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can say that you injured your ligament at the root of your penis, and this is self-limiting. Swelling will reduce gradually, and the vein will be at the place once the swelling... Read Full »
I have a red spot and smegma around my penis head under my foreskin. What can I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a red spot and smegma around my penis head under my foreskin. I use warm water to clean that area daily. Sometimes it is itchy. I am feeling depressed. Please help me to come out of this. What can I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any swelling in your glans penis? Do you have any recurrent episodes of Balanitis? Did you scratch or rub excessively? Did you handle it roughly? Will you do masturbation? Do you practice improper genital hygiene? Attach a clinical picture of the l... Read Full »