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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Mild Penis Pain

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced mild penis pain. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Urethritis

    Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine away from the bladder.

    Within a day or two of antibiotic treatment, symptoms usually resolve.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, penis pain, fluid leaking, pink/blood-tinged urine, cloudy urine
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It's most commonly on the genital region and occurring in women who are post menopausal.

    Can be lifelong; however, symptoms will come-and-go with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vaginal pain, painful sex, dry skin on the outside of the vagina, painful urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Chronic Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is swelling and irritation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum, and produces the fluid that carries sperm.

    1/3 of men say symptoms go away by themselves after 1 year. With treatment, course is dependent on underlying cause.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    urinary changes, painful urination, testicle pain, frequent urination, penis pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Acute Prostatitis

    Acute prostatitis is quickly developing swelling and irritation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum (end of the large intestine), and it makes the fluid that carries sperm.

    2 week treatment, may be 4-6 weeks depending on severity of infection.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    penis pain, fever, urinary changes, painful urination, chills
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  5. 5.Penis Fracture

    A penile fracture, also known as broken penis, occurs when there is traumatic injury to the penis.

    Recovery is dependent on severity of injury as well as type of treatment

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    penis pain, penis injury, swollen penis, penis bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with penis fracture:
    penis pain, penis injury
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  6. 6.Urinary Tract Infection

    In women, the opening to the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) is very close to the anus, and bacteria from the anus can easily escape and travel up the urethra. These bacteria can infect the bladder, and cause what is known as a urinary tract infection (UTI).

    Symptoms most often go away within 24 to 48 hours after treatment begins.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), pelvis pain, sudden urgency to urinate, signs of urinary tract inflammation, urinary changes
    Symptoms that always occur with urinary tract infection:
    signs of urinary tract inflammation
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  7. 7.Penile Irritation

    Irritation of the penis is common, and can come from a number of benign causes. Common causes include cleaning with a new kind of soap, cleaning too much, or chaffing.

    Symptoms should resolve within one week.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    penis itch, penile redness
    Symptoms that never occur with penile irritation:
    fever, painful urination, testicle pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Penis Pain

  • Q.Are you sexually active?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your penis?
  • Q.Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?

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Mild Penis Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild penis pain have also experienced:

    • 6% Painful Urination
    • 4% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 4% Penis Itch
  • People who have experienced mild penis pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 54% Less Than a Day
    • 20% Less Than a Week
    • 12% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mild penis pain were most often matched with:

    • 40% Urethritis
    • 30% Lichen Sclerosus
    • 30% Chronic Prostatitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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