The penis is a rod-shaped male reproductive organ that passes sperm and urine from the body. It contains two types of erectile tissue spongy tissue with blood vessels that fill with blood to make an erection :. The erectile tissue is wrapped in connective tissue and covered with skin. The glans head of the penis is covered with loose skin called the foreskin. Enlarge Anatomy of the penis.
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In fact, many are more likely to be caused by other conditions. Still, if you have any of them, see a doctor right away so their cause can be found and treated, if needed. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner you can start treatment and the better it is likely to work. The first sign of penile cancer is most often a change in the skin of the penis. This is most likely to be on the glans tip of the penis or on the foreskin in uncircumcised men , but it can also be on the shaft. These changes may include:.
How many penises have you seen? Even for the most dick-inundated among us -- locker room attendees, adult-movie reviewers, bachelorette party gift designers -- the number probably pales in comparison to the number of other body parts necks, forearms, ankles you've seen. And when we don't see a lot of something, it's awfully hard to compare your body part to others' -- or to know what's normal. So when something appears on a guy's dick, panic ensues. To help take the fear and mystery out of the age-old question, "What's on my dick?
For most men the thought of going to the doctor to talk about a health problem fills them with dread. So, when it comes to concerns about their manhood, chances are they will avoid the issue altogether. But that reluctance could prove life-threatening with potentially serious symptoms being ignored, experts warn.