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What is the swelling of the penis

Edema of the penis (swelling of the penis) is a fairly common causeappeals to the urologist with the corresponding complaint: "Swollen penis!". With this symptom, puffiness can have both total and local character (edema of the foreskin, head, or look like a swelling on the penis). Swelling of the penis may serve as a sign of both the disease of the organ itself and an entirely different pathology.

  1. Allergic reactions.
  2. Infectious processes (cavernitis, balanoposthitis).
  3. Infringement of outflow from a penis of a lymph or blood (owing to processes of a tumor character in a small basin, paraphimosis, damage of vessels at carrying out on an organ of a small basin of an operative intervention).
  4. Traumatic injuries.
  5. Anasarca (generalized edema).

The cause of pathology determines the nature of the accompanying manifestations, namely, the presence of:

  • pain;
  • burning;
  • itching;
  • redness;
  • discharge from the urethra.

Treatment involves removing the root cause of the disease (aetiological factor).