Why Do I Have Pain My Penis?

Question

Asked by Coolhandluke

Why Do I Have Pain My Penis?

I have had this pain in my penis for about 10 years now. The pain is in the region between the middle of my penis and the tip, seemingly centered in my urethra. It is not very painful, slight to occasionaly moderate. When I urinate, if I squeeze the tip of my penis just above where the pain is, the pain intensifies.

I have one sexual partner (my girlfriend) who does not have any STDs, UTIs or any other problems in the region. I have not gone to see a doctor, mostly because of lack of medical insurance and the fact that it is bearable. Does anyone know what might be causing this?

Answer

Pain of any kind is cause for concern, especially long term pain like you are describing.

Anytime you have pain in your penis, it's best to see your doctor, particularly if there is a noticable difference when you are urinating. You can read here in the symptoms database, which provides information about pain in the penis. Some common causes are listed below:

Common Causes

  • Injury (such as that due to too much manipulation)
  • Bites, either human or insect
  • Pimples
  • Genital herpes
  • Inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis)
  • Syphilis
  • Nonspecific urethritis caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea
  • Infection under the foreskin of uncircumcised men (balanitis)
  • Reiter syndrome
  • Priapism (persistent erection that does not go away)
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Infected penile prosthesis
  • Sickle cell anemia

Remember, online sites are great resources for information so that you are able to ask the important questions that will help you manage your healthcare; however, they cannot take the place of your doctor's solid medical advice.

Here are some links you might find of use:

The Penis: Everything You Need to Know

Top Ten Sexual Health Resources

10 Tips for Men's Sexual Health