Except in cases where people are engaging in specific dominant-submissive behavior, penis pain is rarely on the list of things a guy is likely to enjoy. The penis pain itself can be unwanted, but even more annoying can be worries over what can be causing the pain. Frequently, a guy may experience pain specifically while urinating, and this especially can raise concerns that there is a penis health issue that needs to be investigated. But what are some of the reasons that a man might experience penis pain while urinating?
Penis pain while urinating can be caused by several things.
– Sexually transmitted infection. How many men have had a painful urination experience and panicked, thinking, “Please, please don’t let me have caught a sexually transmitted infection?” This is not at all the most common cause, but for sexually active single men, at least, it is often “top of mind.” Even those who consistently use condoms during sex may worry that in this rare instance the protection failed. In fact, painful urination is a common symptom for a number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea and chlamydia. Since these can be serious conditions not just for the man but for his possibly infected partners, seeing a doctor to find out if an STI is responsible is crucial.
– Urinary tract infection. However, a more likely reason is that the guy has contracted a urinary tract infection (UTI) instead. Although it is popularly believed that only women get UTIs, this is not true. While women do indeed come down with them more often, it is very possible for a man to catch one as well. With a UTI, bacteria have managed to get into the urethra and have settled in for a little stay, causing an infection. This is often accompanied by redness and swelling, but not always. Men with a UTI may find themselves needing to urinate more often than usual; they may also notice that their urine is cloudy or even a bit bloody. In addition to the penis pain, sometimes there is pain in the lower stomach or back. Treatment involves antibiotics (so see a doctor) as well as increasing intake of fluids. (This may make a guy urinate more, which can be painful, but it helps flush the bacteria out more quickly.)
– Kidney stone. Intense penis pain may in some cases mean that a kidney stone has entered the urethra. These are mineral and salt deposits that form a “stone” somewhere along the way between the kidneys and the urethra. Passing the stone through urination is painful, especially when the stone is large.
– Bladder cancer. The worst-case scenario for penis pain while urinating is the possibility of bladder cancer. Symptoms – painful urination, blood in urine, back pain, et cetera – are common with other sources of penis pain, so if those are ruled out, then the doctor should definitely test for cancer.
– Dehydration. Sometimes simple dehydration is responsible for penis pain while urinating. During dehydration, urine can become concentrated, and this “thicker” version can cause some pain while being deposited out of the body.
If a man has continuing penis pain while urinating, or if it is intense, he should consult with his doctor.
Often penis pain while urinating will make the penis feel generally sore, so it pays to regularly use a top-notch penis health oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Tender penis skin, especially if it is dehydrated, will respond positively to an oil that contains a combination of a high-end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). It also helps to select an oil that contains a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, which can fight the free radicals that damage the penis through oxidative stress.