Male Genital Problems and Injuries - Topic Overview
Infections can occur in any area of the
You may notice blood in the semen. Infection or inflammation is the most common cause of blood in the semen.
Rashes in the groin area have
many causes, such as ringworm or yeast. Most rashes
can be treated at home.
A rash may be the first symptom of a
sexually transmitted infection (STI). If you may have
been exposed to an STI, do not have sexual contact or activity until you have
been evaluated by your doctor. This will reduce the risk of spreading a
possible infection to your sex partner. Your sex partner may also need to be
evaluated and treated.
Male genital problems may be related to whether or not the
penis is circumcised. For more information, see
Little boys may play with
toys or other objects near their penis and accidentally cause an injury.
Anything wrapped around the penis or an object in the penis needs immediate
evaluation to avoid problems.
If you use a urinary catheter to
drain your bladder, your doctor will give you instructions on when to call to
report problems. Be sure to follow the instructions your doctor gave
Check your symptoms to decide if and when you
should see a doctor.