What should I do if I have a problem with my penis?

Some problems need medical attention right away. These include priapism, paraphimosis, and penis fracture. Don’t panic. Call your doctor or go straight to the hospital. Other penis problems happen over time. You will notice a change if you do routine checks of your penis. Your primary care provider will be able to manage many of these conditions for you. If not, he or she may refer you to a doctor who specializes in penis health, called a urologist.

Further, many men who are concerned about their penis health are afraid to ask. It's very important to be open and honest with your doctor about concerns you have with your penis.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/23/2014.


  • Cleveland Clinic. Penile Disorders Accessed 12/9/2014.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians via familydoctor.org. Health Tools: Genital Problems in Men Accessed 12/9/2014.
  • American Urological Association. Urology A to Z Accessed 12/9/2014.

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