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Top 7 Tips To Treat And Prevent Penile Pain
By Raymond Lee
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The very thought of injuring that most precious part of the male anatomy is enough to make most men wince with pain. Fortunately, it does not happen all that often. Yes, injuries can occur on occasion. For example, an erect penis can collide with a woman’s pelvic bone during intercourse, causing the fibrous penile tissue to rupture. For the most part, though, penile pain signals an underlying health problem. Among the most common causes of penile pain is Peyronie’s disease, in which the fibrous tissue within the penis thickens. While the pain may subside on its own in time, Peyronie’s disease should be treated by a physician. Prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate gland, can also produce penile pain. But there is nothing wrong with the penis itself. Here are some tips that you can consider to adopt to get relief fast.
- Just Say No
With some conditions, you might need to avoid intercourse completely until you heal. With an abrasion, for example, you do not want to do anything that tugs on the skin. It is recommended to give it a rest. The same goes for Peyronie’s disease. Getting an erection will make your pain worse and having intercourse will make it worse still. If you must have sex, be very gentle. The more aggressive you are, the more it is going to hurt.
- Try Something New
If intercourse aggravates your pain, experiment with different positions. It is recommended to work with your partner to find what is most comfortable for both of you.
- Stay Warm
Some conditions respond very well to applications of heat. It is recommended draping a heating pad over the top of your penis for 20 minutes, four times a day. Be sure to use thin towel between the heating pad and your penis. Soaking in a sitz bath or a hot tub can also be effective. Ask your doctor whether heat treatments are appropriate for your condition.
- Get Your Blood Moving
To improve circulation in the groin area and speed healing, apply heat and ice simultaneously. Place a hot pack on your lower back and a cold pack on your abdomen, and leave them on for 10 to 15 minutes. Then reverse the packs for your next treatment, hot in front, cold in back. Repeat the applications four times a day.
- Pinpoint The Problem
The prospect of using needles to treat penile pain may leave you a bit skittish. But certain acupuncture points in the pelvic region are very effective in relieving the pain in the genitals. To find a qualified acupuncturist in your area, contact the referral service of your local hospital.
- Opt For An Ointment
For a minor abrasion or irritation of the penis, it is recommended to use a topical ointment. But do not expect it to get better overnight. Your penis gets erect while you sleep, causing the wound to reopen. This prolongs the healing time.
- Reach For A Pain Reliever
An over-the-counter painkiller may provide some relief. Depending on your degree of discomfort, aspirin or acetaminophen may suffice. If neither works, then try ibuprofen.
Raymond Lee is one of the foremost experts in the health and fitness industry and is the Founder of Bodyfixes Group specializing in body health, muscle development and dieting. He is currently the author of the latest edition of "Neck Exercises and Workouts." Visit http://www.bodyfixes.com for more information.
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Article Submitted On: November 26, 2007