Can penis disorders cause permanent damage?

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Some penis disorders are only temporary and can be easily treated, but others may cause more permanent damage, especially if left untreated. Many penis disorders that are caused by infection can be treated with antibiotics or antifungal medications, and they won't usually cause any permanent damage. However, if infections are left untreated, they may have lasting effects such as infertility. Other disorders may cause the formation of scar tissue, which may be permanent unless it's surgically removed. More severe disorders, such as penile cancer, may have lasting effects, especially if they require surgical treatment like circumcision or amputation of the penis. To reduce the risk of permanent damage, talk to your doctor right away if you notice any symptoms of penis disorders.

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Penis Disorders

Some penile disorders affect the function of your penis. Priapism is a prolonged erection that can be caused by reaction to medications or drugs and alcohol. Peyronies disease is the development of a lump or hardened growth on the ...

penis that leads to scar tissue and can eventually cause a permanent deformity to your penis. Other disorders cause inflammation to the penis due to infection. Balanitis is the swelling and irritation of the head of your penis. Phimosis and paraphimosis are caused by inflammation of the foreskin, resulting in the skin not retracting over the penis shaft or not extending over the head of the penis.
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