Male genital problems, subsequent symptoms, and injuries can easily occur as the scrotum and penis do not have any bone protection. Though severe pain occurs during a genital injury, it usually fades away quickly without permanent impact.
- Rigorous sports or recreational activities
- As kids, boys may accidentally cause injury while playing with toys or other objects
- Working in an environment that involves exposure to chemicals or obstacles
- Sexual activity
- Infections can occur in any area of the genitals, including testicle, epididymis, urethra, prostate and bladder.
- Testicular cancer is common in men between 15 to 35 years of age. Many growths in the scrotum or testicles are not cancerous. But a painless lump in a testicle may be a sign.
- An erectile dysfunction may occur when the blood supply to the penis stops owing to an injury. A man may not be able to have an erection.
- The testicle twisting on the spermatic cord can cut off the blood supply.
- Scrotal problems include a painless fluid build-up around one or both testicles or an enlarged vein.
- Difficulty in moving the foreskin
- A common birth defect, Hypospadias, is when the urethra does not reach the tip of the penis.
- Undescended testicles happen when one or both testicles have not moved down into the scrotum. Those with undescended testicles and a family history of testicular cancer are prone for developing testicular cancer.
- Inguinal hernia occurs when a small portion of the bowel bulges out through the inguinal canal into the groin.
- Kidney stones can be painful if they move out of the kidney to travel through narrow tubes looking for an exit.
- The outer layer of the scrotum develops a sebaceous cyst containing a greasy material.
- Rashes in the groin area due to ringworm or yeast.
- Herpes or even Fournier’s gangrene.
- Balanitis can occur under the foreskin.
Solutions to help detect or reduce the risk of genital problems:
- Do a monthly testicular self-examination after a bath when the scrotal skin is relaxed. It is crucial to check the male genital problems and injuries for a quick treatment.
- A rash is the first symptom of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). When infected with an STI, do not have sex to avoid spreading the infection to the partner.
- Teenagers are at a high risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) because they could be careless and have unprotected sex with multiple partners. Also, biological changes in them could increase the risk of acquiring an STI. It is possible to be infected up to six months with an STI without knowing it. Condoms also safeguard against STIs, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) when performing vaginal, oral, or anal sex with a new partner.
Avoid jock itch or yeast infection with the following steps:
- Use a hair dryer to dry the groin area after bath.
- Wear cotton inner wear.
- Use talcum powder for absorbing moisture.
- For those with an athlete’s foot, put on the socks before the underwear to prevent fungi from spreading to the groin.
Any growth on the penis needs immediate attention. Home remedy is the best cure for male genital problems and injuries in men. If the pain, bruising, swelling or rash does not subside, visit a doctor.