Problems that Men are too Embarrassed to See Their Doctor About

Monday morning by the water cooler. Young men boasting to each other about what a wild weekend they’ve had. It could all be true or it could be bravado to cover up the fact they spent the weekend home alone. When it comes to problems with their penis, men tend to be so embarrassed that they hide away and struggle to even tell their doctors about it. The three most common of these embarrassing are listed below.

Peyronie’s Disease

The distinguishing feature of Peyronie’s disease is a bend in the penis. The bend is caused by an internal build of a kind of scar tissue called plaque. For some men this bend isn’t a problem and they can still make love without any problems. For some men, however, it causes them such pain when they have an erection they try everything they can to avoid one. The good news is that there are various types of Peyronie’s Disease treatment so there really is no longer any need to suffer in silence.

Erectile Dysfunction

The inability to achieve an erection is more common that you would think. Most men at some point in their lives will suffer this at least once. The main causes are too much alcohol, stress, feeling pressured to make a baby or it could be something as simple as not fancying your partner any more. If it only happens occasionally it will usually not be anything to worry about. If it happens frequently however, or for extended periods of time, it’s worth getting it checked out so any underlying infections etc can be treated.

Premature Ejaculation

There’s nothing puts a damper on a passion session like premature ejaculation. Climaxing too quickly can be frustrating for both parties and if it happens often it can lead to a lot of tension and personal distress. 1/5 men will experience premature ejaculation at some time in their life and it only really becomes a problem if it starts to interfere with the natural sexual relationship between the sufferer and his partner. Many factors can cause this condition, including psychological issues such as depression and stress. Other factors such as those which affect mental well being can also trigger early ejaculation. The good news is that, except in rare occasions, this condition can be cured.

Jock Itch

A persistent itch south of your belly button isn’t necessarily anything embarrassing that will send you running to the STI clinic. Jock itch, also known as tinea cruris, is a fungal infection that sets up home in the skin around the groin area. It comes from the same fungal family as athlete’s foot, and is about as much fun. The symptoms include a persistent itch, burning sensation and cracked or flaking skin. Fungus loves anywhere warm and damp, which makes feet and groins the perfect environment for them to grow. Sportsmen in particular suffer from it but any man can develop jock itch.