But a painful or uncomfortable sore is usually a sign of some kind of underlying condition, such as a sexually transmitted infection STI or an immune system disorder. Read on to learn more about the potential causes of penis sores and the types of symptoms that should prompt you to see a doctor as soon as possible. Several common STIs cause penis sores.
More often than not, it will be something that is far less serious but a condition you will want to get checked out nevertheless. A non-infectious penile skin condition is one that you cannot get it from or pass it to another person. While this shouldn't suggest that you can ignore it, a non-infectious skin condition tends to be less serious than an infectious one.
A year-old man presented to his family physician FP with a one-week history of multiple painful vesicles on the shaft of his penis associated with tender groin adenopathy. The vesicles broke 2 days earlier and the pain had increased. The patient had similar lesions one year earlier but did not seek medical care at that time.
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A common cause of male genital sores are infections that are spread through sexual contact, such as:. Other types of male genital sores may be caused by rashes such as psoriasis, molluscum contagiosum, allergic reactions, and non-sexually transmitted infections. For some of these problems, a sore may also be found other places on the body, such as in the mouth and throat.
It's not uncommon for men to avoid seeking professional help when there's something amiss in your pants, which can put your health at risk. Not all strange happenings down there are cause for a concern, but it is always worth getting checked out. We speak to sexual health GP Dr Anand Patel about the most common penis problems, and what to do about them:.