Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Article Home Men's Health Causes of penile pain

Causes of penile pain

Pain in penis occurs due to varous conditions like trauma, infection, retracted foreskin, urinary tract infections, priapism.

Causes for penile pain

  • Penis injury
  • Broken penis
  • Sexually transmitted
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Genital herpes
  • Penis skin infection
  • Candidiasis
  • Penile candidiasis
  • Reiter's syndrome
  • Penis cancer
  • Infected penile prosthesis
  • Painful erection

            1. Priapism

            2. Peyronie's disease

  • Urinary stones
  • Kidney stones
  • Foreskin disorder - see foreskin symptoms
  • Balanitis
  • Paraphymosis (retracted foreskin)
  • Inflammatory phymosis
  • Inflammation of the foreskin (balanitis)
  • Thickening of the foreskin (Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans)
  • Torn frenulum during intercourse
  • Trauma to penis
  • Sexually transmitted infections (eg. herpes simplex, human papilloma virus)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Penile ulcer 
  • Syphilitic chancre
  • Penile skin conditions
  • Psoriasis
  • Prolonged erection (priapism)