A man who went to hospital with knee pain was in for a shock, after an examination revealed an unrelated and very rare diagnosis. Following an x-ray of his pelvis, the year-old man, who remains unnamed, discovered that his penis was turning to bone. This phenomenon, known as penile ossification, causes calcium salts to build up in the soft tissue of the penis, causing the entire penis to harden.
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A BRIT man has been hospitalised with a two week erection as doctors face a "race against time" to save his penis. Danny Polaris, who is in agonising pain, and has lost a lot of blood, fears it may need to be amputated. The following morning, he noticed he still had an erection, but he decided against going to seek help, wearing his flatmate's wine cooler wrapped around his penis, Pink News reported.
He managed to get up and keep walking but was worried he might have done some damage so took himself to the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York. Once there the man, who walks with a cane, told medics he hadn't hit his head but his knee was hurting so docs decided to carry out some tests. Medics performed an X-ray of his pelvis to check he hadn't fractured anything but were shocked with the scans, according to an article published in the journal Urology Case Reports.
My doctor was explaining, with some awkwardness, the procedure I was soon to undergo. I was in my mids, and about to have an elective adult circumcision. After experiencing some problems with bleeding and tearing, I had been diagnosed with phimosis, a condition in which the foreskin retracts with difficulty or not at all.
The penis does not contain any bone and the fracture was actually a tear in the muscle. In this case, it was accompanied by a haematoma, a collection of blood in the tissue. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
Sometimes it takes the licensing and advertising of a treatment to get patients to seek help, even for a medical problem that is often painful and psychologically devastating. It most often afflicts middle-aged men, usually the result of an injury that may not have been noticed. Injury can occur during a sports activity, accident or vigorous sex when the erect penis is bent or pounded against bone.
The foreskin of the penis and the glans penis the cone-shaped end of the penis can be inflamed. Men who develop balanoposthitis have an increased chance of later developing phimosis or paraphimosis problems related to the foreskin and penile cancer. Inflammation of the penis can be caused by infections, such as yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases STDsand scabies.