Definition Bleeding refers to the loss of blood. Bleeding can happen inside the body (internally) or outside the body (externally). It may occur: Inside the body when blood leaks from blood vessels or organs Outside the body when blood flows through a natural opening (such as the vagina , mouth, or rectum) Outside the body when blood moves through a break in the skin Alternative Names Blood loss; Open injury bleeding Considerations Always seek emergency assistance for severe bleeding, and if internal bleeding is suspected. Internal bleeding can rapidly become life threatening, and immediate medical care is needed. Serious injuries don't always bleed heavily, and some relatively minor injuries (for example, scalp wounds ) can bleed quite a lot. People who take blood-thinning medication or who have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia may bleed excessively and quickly because their blood does not clot properly. Bleeding in such people requires immediate medical attention. Direct pressure will sto...
You or your doctor may notice an abnormal hardening of the tissue below the skin, in one area along the shaft of the penis.
During erection, there may be:
A bend in the penis, which usually begins at the area where you feel the scar tissue or hardening
Narrowing of the penis
Problems with penetration or pain during intercourse
Shortening of the penis
Signs and tests
The health care provider can diagnose curvature of the penis with a physical examination. The hard plaques can be felt with or without an erection.
The doctor may use injected medications to cause an erection. Or you may provide your health care provider with pictures of the erect penis for evaluation.
An ultrasound may show the scar tissue in the penis, but it is not necessary.
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