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A man must have a healthy penis to function as a healthy person–to remove urine, maintain the right fluid balance, to have sex, and to have a baby. Erectile dysfunction is not the only condition that can affect the penis. Find out more in this article.

All men should think about penis health. A man must have a healthy penis to function as a healthy person. He needs a healthy penis to remove urine and maintain the right fluid balance in his body. A healthy penis is needed for sex and to get a woman pregnant.

A problem with the penis can sometimes be a helpful clue for the doctor. It may be a hint about a problem somewhere else in the body, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease. A problem called erectile dysfunction (ED) can be due to poor blood flow to the penis. If you have ED, your doctor will know to check for these other problems.

Semen leakage or any other concerns related to your reproductive system should be discussed with your primary doctor or a urologist.

There are many conditions that can affect the penis. Some are:

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Men with ED can’t get or keep their penis erect (hard) enough to have sex. There are many causes for ED. Some treatments for ED are drugs, shots and implants.

Priapism

This is when a man’s penis stays erect for more than four hours. If this happens, you need to see a doctor right away. Long-term ED and lasting damage to the penis can occur if this is not treated quickly.

Phimosis:

This is when the extra skin that covers the head of the penis (foreskin) is too tight. It can’t be moved out of the way so you can see the penis head. Surgery may be used to treat this.

Peyronie’s disease:

With this condition, hard lumps of scar tissue form on the inner lining of the side of the penis. This causes the penis to bend to one side when erect. Doctors are not sure what causes this disease. It often gets better on its own without treatment. Surgery is used in severe cases.

Chronic penis skin conditions:

A chronic skin problem called lichen sclerosis or balanitis can affect the end of the penis. Causes include infection, allergy and poor cleaning habits. Treatment is based on the cause. Be sure you always clean your penis thoroughly to help prevent this.

Penis trauma (fracture):

The penis has no bones. It is part of the lining of the penis that gets torn when a fracture occurs. When this happens, you may hear a popping noise. Your penis will become flat and turn black and blue. A penis fracture is a medical emergency.

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