The Penis (phallus) is not just the male sexual organ. It is anatomically complex and nature has constructed it to be one of the strongest mechanical structures. For most of the animal kingdom it is important for conception, sexual pleasure, micturition and provides the male with his body image/animal instinct.

Diseases of the penis, as in diseases of the breast in women, can be very distressing as it encroaches on the whole sexuality of patients. Until recently the management of penile disease has remained largely ignored by the medical profession, media and patients; excepting erectile dysfunction. With the advent of regional penile teams the plight of many men is coming to the forefront. This article covers some of the more common problems and also touches on the more serious conditions which sometimes result in significant psychological issues.

Urology Clinics has expertise seeing patients with all types of penile problems. We cover the entire North West of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Additionally we work closely with Teams in London, West Midlands, Northern Ireland and Europe. Our Clinical experts have one of the largest penile practices in Europe, which aligns with our global expertise. Contact our team of experts here or find out more about our penile clinic here.

This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.