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What are the treatment options for male genital problems?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Doctors may recommend several different treatment options for male genital problems, depending on the specific problem. Sometimes, simply avoiding sexual activity and using at-home treatments like rest and ice or cold compresses may be the best treatment. In other cases, over-the-counter medications like aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs may be taken to reduce pain and swelling in the genital area. For more serious infections or sexually transmitted diseases, doctors may prescribe stronger medications such as antibiotics. Genital problems caused by cancer and other serious issues may require more drastic treatments like surgery or radiation therapy. Talk to your doctor to find the most effective treatment for your specific problem.

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