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How are penis disorders diagnosed?

Diagnosing penis disorders usually begins with a review of your symptoms and a physical exam. In many cases, this will allow a doctor to diagnose the problem. If necessary, other tests may be performed to diagnose certain conditions. Doctors may run blood tests or urine tests to look for things like bacteria and viruses, to analyze hormone levels, and to check for indicators of underlying problems like diabetes and heart disease. If growths are present, doctors may perform biopsies of tissue, which involves removing small samples of skin or other tissue and analyzing them under a microscope. Ultrasounds may be used to look for problems with blood flow to the penis. Depending on the suspected problem, other tests or procedures may be performed.

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