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Genital Pain Male Overview

What is genital pain in males?
A male with genital pain has discomfort in the penis, scrotum, or testicles. Genital pain in males is commonly caused by injury, infection or inflammation.

What are the symptoms of genital pain in males?
Symptoms of genital pain in males depend on the underlying cause for the genital pain. Symptoms that can occur with genital pain in a male include decreased urination, frequent urination, and pain during urination. Other symptoms include fever, penile swelling, testicular swelling, penile discharge, penile itching, and penile sores.

How does the doctor treat genital pain in males?
The treatment for genital pain in a male depends upon the underlying cause. Treatment of genital pain in a male may include oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, oral antiviral medications, topical corticosteroids, cold compresses and warm compresses. Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed for pain control.

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Genital Pain Male References
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