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Top 10 Moderate Penis Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Angioedema

    Angioedema is a condition which can cause swelling and puffiness of the face, mouth, tongue, hand or genitals. It is often related to an allergic reaction to food, medicines or insect bites.

    Allergic reactions can be dangerous and therefor you should be brought to the nearest Emergency Room for evaluation and treatment. Call for an ambulance if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fainting, vomiting, trouble swallowing, tightness in throat or trouble breathing.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), diarrhea, swollen face, swelling on one side of the face
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  2. 2.Urethritis

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

    You should visit your physician for an examination. It is likely antibiotics will be used for treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, penis pain, fluid leaking, pink/blood-tinged urine, cloudy urine
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Restless Legs Syndrome (Rls)

    Restless Legs Syndrome is a common condition characterized by an urge to move the legs in order to stop unpleasant sensations.

    You should see a doctor if these symptoms continue or begin to get worse

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    daytime sleepiness, trouble sleeping, dull or achy leg pain, difficulty falling asleep, restless legs
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Acid Reflux Disease (Gerd)

    Acid reflux disease, also known as GERD, occurs when the acidic contents of the stomach come back up into the esophagus. The most common symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation.

    You should visit your primary care physician if you get heartburn regularly. The doctor may be able to prescribe medications such as proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers to reduce the acidity of the stomach. Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy food may help reduce heartburn as well.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, sore throat, cough with dry or watery sputum, pain below the ribs, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Gonococcal Urethritis

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a germ (bacterium) called the gonococcus. This bacterium is spread by sexual contact, or through transmission during childbirth, and causes inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine.

    You should visit your primary care physician or a retail clinic to get tested as soon as possible and discuss treatment options. Please make sure you have protected intercourse until you have been tested.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, fluid leaking, redness at the tip of the penis, testicular swelling, spontaneous testicle pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

    Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disease that causes random limb movements during sleep. There is no known cause.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss these symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, trouble sleeping, daytime sleepiness, restless legs
    Symptoms that always occur with periodic limb movement disorder:
    trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that never occur with periodic limb movement disorder:
    spontaneous loss of muscle control, sleep paralysis
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the upper airway is obstructed during sleep, which causes poor sleep quality and frequent awakening.

    You should visit your primary care physician within a few weeks to discuss your symptoms. The physician will likely order a sleep test to confirm the diagnosis.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, daytime sleepiness, trouble sleeping, sore throat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Nephrotic Syndrome

    Nephrotic syndrome is caused by different disorders that damage the kidneys. This damage leads to the release of too much protein in the urine, causing the body to swell.

    In general, the evaluation of nephrotic syndrome should be done in the next 24-48 hours, but it is not a medical emergency and can generally be done by your primary care doctor. Diagnosis is done by blood tests, and treatment involves medications that reduce your fluid retention and stabilize your blood pressure.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, weight gain, bilateral leg swelling
    Symptoms that never occur with nephrotic syndrome:
    cut on the foot, recent cut or wound, swollen ankle, swelling of one leg
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Viral Throat Infection

    Viral pharyngitis is an inflammation of the pharynx, the part of the throat between the nasal cavity and mouth, which causes throat pain.

    Antibiotics are not useful for viral infections. You can gargle with salt water and use over the counter pain medication like Tylenol to treat your painful or sore throat.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, cough, congestion, fever, hoarse voice
    Symptoms that always occur with viral throat infection:
    sore throat
    Symptoms that never occur with viral throat infection:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  10. 10.Piriformis Syndrome

    Piriformis syndrome is a condition when a muscle spanning the lower spine to the top of the thighbone presses upon the sciatic nerve, causing pain and numbness.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who would perform a physical exam, looking for other possible causes of your symptoms. Treatment involves NSAIDs (Ibuprofen), massage, and physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pelvis pain, butt pain, pain when passing stools, leg numbness, back pain that shoots down the leg
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Penis Swelling

  • Q.Is your penis swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your penis?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a cut or wound?

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Moderate Penis Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced moderate penis swelling have also experienced:

    • 14% Fever
    • 14% Painful Sex
    • 14% Moderate Penis Pain
  • People who have experienced moderate penis swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 48% Less Than a Day
    • 40% Less Than a Week
    • 3% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced moderate penis swelling were most often matched with:

    • 33% Angioedema
    • 16% Urethritis
    • 8% Restless Legs Syndrome (Rls)
  • 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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