Though the phrase “having balls” is considered a sign of strength and masculinity, the area below your belt is actually one of the most delicate parts of your body. There is quite a lot going on there, like the production of sperm and testosterone in your testicles and the transportation of fluid via your penis. Though the vagina can suffer from a myriad health issues, your penis comes with its own share of problems too. And what makes it worse it that men don’t openly talk about their penis problems with their doctors or their close friend, unlike women, who usually have a gynecologist on speed dial for any issues they might have with their vagina. If you experience any pain or a burning sensation in your penis, there may be a few things wrong with it. Here are some of the reasons why you may experience random penis pains.
1. Burning Tip
Sometimes, you may experience a burning or sharp pain at the tip of your penis. If you are lucky, it may not be anything to worry about. Some shampoo or soap may have slipped inside the opening of your penis. You will feel this pain as soon as your penis gets exposed to soap or when you pee, and it should go away in a few hours. But if the pain does not go away even after a day or two, then it could be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection. And, in the days following the tip pain, the pain radiates to your lower back or stomach, it could be a sign of a kidney stone. You should get it checked by your doctor right away.
2. A Painful Erection
If you get a horrible hard-on that does not seem to go away and is accompanied by severe pain, you may have a problem with the way blood flows to your penis. When you have a normal erection, blood flows in and out of your penis. But if you have a problem called priapism, blood does not drain out of your penis. Eventually, the trapped blood becomes deoxygenated and starts to cause pain. This problem is quite common with men who mix erectile dysfunction medications with drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. If you have this problem, you need to rush to the emergency room.
3. Groin Pain
If the top of your scrotum near the base of your penis has a persistent ache or tenderness that slowly becomes worse and is accompanied by redness or swelling, you may have epididymitis, which is an infection of the epididymis. The epididymis is a small organ that is located between your penis and balls. It stores your sperms while they learn how to swim. This infection is a result of a sexually transmitted infection in men younger than 35. And in men older than 35, it is usually caused by a bacterial infection. If the pain gets worse instead of subsiding, you should get it looked at by your doctor.
4. Twisted Testicles
If you experience a sharp, shooting pain in your scrotum, and if it is accompanied by nausea or vomiting, your balls may have gotten twisted. This cuts off the oxygen supply need by your testicles in order to survive, which ultimately results in horrible pain. You will need to rush to the E.R. as soon as possible.
5. Sore Scrotum
Lifting heavy weights or standing up for a long period of time may result in a dull, heavy ache in your scrotum. This is because the veins in your sack enlarge causing your balls to heat up, which results in a dull pain or tenderness. This indicates that you have a defect in the veins of your scrotum, which results in the collection of blood. You need to talk to your doctor about it as it can reduce your sperm count and your testosterone levels.