Alternative Names Pain - penis; Priapism Home Care How you treat penis pain at home depends on its cause. Talk to your health care provider about treatment. Ice packs may help ease the pain. If penis pain is caused by a sexually transmitted disease, it is important for your sexual partner to also be treated. An erection that does not go away (priapism) is a medical emergency. Get to the hospital emergency room immediately. Ask your health care provider about getting treatment for the condition causing priapism. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if you notice any of the following: An erection that does not go away (priapism) -- seek immediate medical attention Pain that lasts for more than 4 hours Pain with other unexplained symptoms What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will do a physical examination and take a medical history, which may include the following questions: When did the pain start? Is it always present? Is it a pain...
How many men would take pain pills if they knew that the pills might shrink their testicles? Besides testicular size, pain pills can wreck havoc on a man's ability to have sex, make babies, build muscles, and enjoy life. All of these side effects to opioid medications are caused by the fact that chronic opioid use lowers testosterone levels. This fact is not widely known, yet widely experienced. " Opioid-induced androgen deficiency " affects thousands of men. In a complex process that involves some very important hormones, both men and women can experience symptoms of low testosterone.
The most common symptoms from abnormally low testosterone levels - hypogonadism - are:
Low muscle mass
If any of this sounds familiar, a doctor can order a simple blood test (the Total Testo...
In the post MS in Men vs. Women: Does Gender Matter? , we focused on the differences which are seen in the genders of people who develop MS. Sex hormones play a significant role in differentiating the genders regardless of disease or health. Today we’re going to explore how hormones, specifically testosterone, affect men who develop MS. Testosterone Testosterone is a hormone which affects sexual features and development. Men have about ten times more testosterone in their blood than women. Yes, women do have testosterone which is produced by the ovaries, and both sexes have a small amount produced by the adrenal glands. In males, testosterone levels are low before puberty, increase during puberty, peak around the age of 40, then gradually lessen as men age. Coincidentally, or maybe not, men are diagnosed with MS more frequently just as their testosterone levels begin to drop. Protection from MS Testosterone seems to protect young men from developing MS.&n...
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