The list of disorders that may affect the male reproductive system is extensive, and both internal and external organs may be affected.
Among the ones that affect the genitals are conditions that affect the penis and the testicles, which can impact sexual function, sex drive, and fertility.
Conditions That Affect the Penis Include
The inability of having or maintaining an erection.
An erection lasting over four hours that can be painful and doesn’t go down after an orgasm or ejaculation.
An irritation of the tissue covering the penis that involves swelling and scarring afterwards. This reduces tissue elasticity and can cause pain and a curvature of the penis during erection. With time, erections become painful, which can interfere with sexual function.
An inflammation of the head of the penis that is called balanoposthitis when it also involves the foreskin.
Lack of elasticity and tightness of the foreskin that doesn’t allow retraction of the foreskin.
Lightness of the foreskin that causes it to remain stuck back from the glans after it’s retracted and keeps it from returning to its natural position.
Cancer of the penis
Malignant cells form in the tissues of the penis.
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