Nobody likes to be in any sort of pain, but there are certain pains that just hurt more than others. Below the belt pain is one of those special pains that can make a grown man cry and drop to his knees in an instant. With so many potential causes and contributing factors, it can be hard to know what is really going on down there. It can be confusing, at times, to know if the pain warrants a trip to the doctor or if a guy just needs to sit on an ice pack for a while. There are a few questions to ask when self-diagnosing male organ pain, learn more about them here, as well as how to maintain a healthy male organ.
1. What hurts? When a child is hurt, the first question his mother asks is, “Where does it hurt?” A doctor is likely to ask the same question, as pinpointing the pain is key to identifying the cause. To help describe the pain, consider the following descriptors: Is the pain internal or external? Throbbing or sharp? Specifically in one spot, or generalized throughout the area? Dull and achy, or sharp and painful? Is the pain constant, or does it come and go?
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2. When does it hurt? Being specific about when it hurts and for how long can also help determine what is going on. Does the male organ only hurt during tumescence? If so, priapism – or prolonged, painful hardness, could be the cause, in which case treatment is urgently needed. Does only the sheath area hurt during tumescence? If so, this could indicate phimosis, which occurs when the sheath does not fully retract. Is the pain only there when urinating, as in the case of a bladder infection or partner-transmitted infection? Or is the generalized pain only present when lifting or moving, as in a hernia?
3. What other symptoms are present? Is the pain accompanied by fever, nausea or a burning sensation while urinating? Are there open sores, lumps, bumps, or lesions on the male organ? If additional symptoms are present, it is possible that an infection or other illness is present, such as a partner-transmitted infection, kidney stones, or bladder infection. If no other symptoms are present, has there been a recent trauma or explanation for the male organ pain, or was it sudden onset?
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4. Are there reasons to believe a partner-transmitted infection is present? Any man coming in with open sores on the Johnson and burning during urination is likely to be screened for partner-transmitted infections. The doctor will probably ask questions about recent encounters, so men should think things over before the appointment. Considering one’s recent exploits may suddenly make the reason for the pain much more apparent. Have there recently been multiple partners, or new partners? Is there reason to suspect a partner has been exposed to a partner-transmitted infection? Did any unprotected encounters occur in the last month or so? A doctor will likely ask these types of questions and more to assess a man’s risk of exposure.
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