The symptoms of penile injuries and disorders can vary depending on the cause of your condition. These conditions include:. Balanitis — This inflammation on the head of the penis is accompanied by redness, swelling, a rash, pain and discharge with a strong odor. It can develop in men who are not circumcised.
While the penis is one of the least harmed organs, accidents can happen. Though not common, large hospitals may see a number of cases of penile injuries each year. The main roles of the penis are to carry urine and sperm out of the body. There are 3 tubes inside the penis.
A penis fracture differs from other fractures in the body because the penis has no bones. During an erection, the penis is engorged with blood that fills two cylinders corpora cavernosa. If an engorged penis is bent suddenly or forcefully, the trauma can rupture the outer lining of one of the two cylinders tunica albuginea. This can result in a penis fracture. The trauma is most often caused by sexual intercourse, such as when the penis slips out of the vagina and is accidentally thrust against the pelvis.
Buried penis is a condition that can affect boys and adult men. In this condition, the penis is of normal size but is hidden under the skin of the abdomen, thigh, or scrotum sac beneath the penis that holds the testicles. Buried or hidden penis can be present at birth or may develop later in life. It is seen more often in infants and toddlers than in older boys and men.