Penile bioplasty, also called penis filling, is an aesthetic procedure that aims to increase the diameter of the penis through the application of substances in this organ, such as polymethylmethacrylate, popularly known as PMMA. Although it is a simple and quick procedure, it is not recommended by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, as it has risks that are related to the quality and quantity of the applied substance, which can result in a severe inflammatory process,
Men's He alth 2023, March
Inguinal hernia is a bulge that appears in the groin area, more common in men, which is usually due to a part of the intestine that comes out through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. There are 2 main types of inguinal hernia: Direct inguinal hernia:
Testicle pain is a symptom that can affect men of all ages and can be classified as acute or chronic. Acute pain is one that comes on quickly and lasts a few hours or days, usually caused by a blow to the testicles. Chronic pain appears slowly and lasts for several weeks or months, and may be a sign of more serious problems such as inguinal hernia, varicocele or chronic inflammatory processes, for example.
To increase circulating testosterone levels in the blood, it is important to have a diet rich in zinc and vitamins A and D, to practice physical activity, preferably using weights, and to have a good night's sleep. Thus, it is possible to maintain normal testosterone levels and the proper functioning of the body.
Itching in the intimate region, especially in the scrotum, is a relatively common symptom and, in most cases, it is not related to any he alth problem, arising only from the presence of sweat and friction in the region along the of the day. However, when this itching is very intense and leads to the appearance of small sores, for example, it can be a first sign of a more serious problem, such as an infection or inflammation of the skin.
A varicocele is a dilatation of the testicles veins that causes blood to accumulate, leading to symptoms such as pain, heaviness and swelling at the site. Usually, it is more frequent in the left testicle, but it can appear on either side, and can even affect both testicles at the same time, being known as bilateral varicocele.
Balanitis is inflammation of the head of the penis that causes symptoms such as redness, itching and swelling of the region. This inflammation, in most cases, is caused by an infection with the fungus Candida albicans, but it can also happen by a bacterial infection or simply due to an allergy.
The urologist is the specialist doctor responsible for taking care of the male reproductive organs and treating changes in the urinary system in women and men. The urologist is, therefore, the doctor indicated to treat problems in the bladder, urethra, kidneys, testicles or penis, for example.
Seminal fluid is a whitish fluid produced by the seminal glands and the prostate, which helps transport sperm, produced by the testes, out of the body. In addition, this liquid also contains a type of sugar that helps keep sperm he althy and energized so that they can reach the egg.
Tyson's glands are a type of structures of the penis that are present in all men, in the region around the glans. These glands are responsible for producing a lubricating liquid that facilitates penetration during intimate contact and are often invisible.
Swelling in the testicle is usually a sign that there is a problem at the site and, therefore, it is very important to consult a urologist as soon as a difference in the size of the scrotum is identified, in order to make the diagnosis and start the correct treatment.
The lump in the testicle, also known as a lump in the testicle, is a relatively common symptom that can appear in men of any age, from children to the elderly. However, a lump is rarely a sign of a serious problem such as cancer, whether or not it is accompanied by pain or other symptoms such as swelling or a feeling of pressure.
Nocturnal emission, popularly known as nocturnal ejaculation or "wet dreams", is the involuntary output of sperm during sleep, in the case of men, and of vaginal secretions, in the case of women, and may or may not be accompanied by erotic dreams and, in the case of women, there may be no orgasm.
The jelqing technique, also known as jelqing or jelqing exercise, is a completely natural way to increase penis size that can be done at home using just your hands, making it a more economical option. to penis enlargement devices. Although it is a very simple and painless technique, the jelqing technique has no scientific proof, and it is not possible to say whether it works or not.
Micropenis is a rare condition in which a boy is born with a penis that is less than 2.5 standard deviations (SD) below the mean age or stage of sexual development and affects 1 in 200 boys. In these cases, the testicles have a size considered normal and the penis also functions normally, only its size is different.
Peyronie's disease is a change in the penis caused by the appearance of rigid fibrotic plaques in the corpora cavernosa, causing an abnormal curvature of the penis to develop, which makes erection and intimate contact difficult. This condition appears throughout life and should not be confused with the congenital curved penis, which is present at birth and is usually diagnosed during adolescence.
Scrotal hernia, also known as inguino-scrotal hernia, is a consequence of the development of inguinal hernia, which is a bulge that appears in the groin resulting from a failure to close the inguinal canal. In the case of scrotal hernia, this bulge in the groin increases and travels to the scrotum, which is the pouch that surrounds and protects the testicles, causing swelling and pain at the site.
Treatment for prostatitis, which is an infection of the prostate, is done according to its cause, and in most cases the use of antibiotics is recommended, such as Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin, Doxycycline or Azithromycin, for example, since the main cause of prostatitis is infection by bacteria, mainly.
The best way to get pregnant from someone who has had a vasectomy is to have unprotected intercourse up to 3 months after the surgical procedure, as during this period some sperm can still come out during ejaculation, increasing the chances of pregnancy.
Hydrocele is the accumulation of fluid inside the scrotum surrounding the testicle, which can leave a little swollen or one testicle larger than the other. Although it is a more common problem in babies, it can also happen in adult men, especially after the age of 40.
Testicular cancer is a rare type of tumor that occurs mainly in young people between 15 and 35 years old. In addition, testicular cancer is more common in men who have suffered trauma to the region, as in the case of athletes, for example. Usually, cancer develops without symptoms and, therefore, can be difficult to identify.
Testicular torsion, also called torsion of the testicle, is an infrequent condition, but it can happen before the age of 2 years and between 12 and 18 years, and which arises due to the twisting of the testicle around the cord sperm, reducing blood circulation and can cause serious injury to the testicle if not identified and treated quickly.
Prostatitis is characterized by inflammation of the prostate, which is a small gland responsible for the production of seminal fluid, which is the fluid that contains sperm, which leads to an increase in its size, which can cause symptoms such as pain, burning when urinating and fever, for example.
Testosterone replacement, also known as male hormone replacement, is indicated for the treatment of andropause, a natural hormonal disorder that appears in men from the age of 40 and is characterized by low testosterone production, causing a decrease in libido, irritability and weight gain.
Balanoposthitis is inflammation of the glans (penis head) and foreskin, which is the tissue that covers the glans, leading to symptoms that can be quite uncomfortable, such as swelling of the region, redness, burning and itching. Balanoposthitis can have several causes, however it most often happens due to infection by fungi or bacteria, such as Candida albicans and Staphylococcus sp.
The prostate is a gland, the size of a walnut, present in the male body. This gland begins to develop during adolescence, due to the action of testosterone, and grows until it reaches its average size, which is approximately 3 to 4 cm at the base, 4 to 6 cm in the cephalocaudal part, and 2 to 2 to 4 cm.
Varicocele surgery is usually indicated when the man experiences testicular pain that does not go away with medication, in cases of infertility or when low levels of plasma testosterone are detected. Not all men with varicocele need surgery, as most men have no symptoms and maintain normal fertility.
Testicular atrophy happens when one or both testicles are visibly reduced in size, which can happen mainly due to varicocele, which is a situation in which there is dilatation of the testicle veins, in addition to being a consequence of a orchitis or sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Testic rupture occurs when there is a very strong blow to the intimate region that causes the outer membrane of the testicle to rupture, causing very intense pain and swelling of the scrotum. Usually, this type of injury is more frequent in just one testicle and in athletes who play high-impact sports, such as football or tennis, for example, but it can also happen due to traffic accidents when the testicle is pressed with great force against the bones of the pelvic region,
Pubalgia is pain that arises in the groin, lower abdomen or upper thighs, due to an inflammation of the pubic symphysis, which is where the two hip bones meet at the front, between the thighs. Pubalgia, which is also called pubitis, osteitis pubis or sports hernia, is more common in men who engage in frequent physical activity, especially soccer or running, but it can also arise due to osteoarthritis of the hip or hernia.
Testicular self-examination is a test that men can do themselves at home to identify changes in the testicles, being useful to identify early signs of infections or even cancer in the testicle. Testicular cancer is more common in young people aged between 15 and 35 years, but it is easily treated, as long as it is identified early, and it may not even be necessary to remove both testicles, allowing fertility to be maintained.
To shave correctly, two of the most important steps are opening the pores before shaving and knowing which direction to run the blade in, so that the skin is less irritated and thus prevents the growth of ingrown hairs, cuts or the appearance of red spots.
Although the excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages can lead to the development of several types of he alth problems, its conscious and moderate consumption can bring some he alth benefits, especially in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, decreasing the levels of cholesterol and improves blood circulation.
Vasectomy is the recommended surgery for men who no longer want to have children. It is a simple surgical intervention performed by a urologist in the doctor's office, under local anesthesia, which lasts about 20 minutes. In a vasectomy, the doctor cuts the vas deferens that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis.
The excavated chest, known scientifically as pectus excavatum, is a congenital malformation in which the sternum bone causes a depression in the center of the chest, in the region between the ribs, causing a change in the body image that, although not causing risk of life, it can hinder the development of self-esteem or cause psychological changes in the child.
Cryptorchidism is a condition in which the baby's testicles do not descend into the scrotum, remaining in the abdominal region, which can increase the risk of hernias, torsion and testicular cancer. Usually, the testicles descend into the scrotum in the last months of pregnancy, and can also happen up to 3 months of life.
Gynecomastia is a disorder that occurs in men characterized by enlargement of the breasts, due to excess tissue in the mammary gland that can happen due to an imbalance in the levels of estrogen and testosterone hormones, obesity or use of medication, for example.
Spermatocele, also known as seminal cyst or epididymal cyst, is a small pouch that develops in the epididymis, which is where the sperm-carrying canal attaches to the testicle. Small amounts of sperm accumulate in this bag and, therefore, may indicate an obstruction in one of the channels, although it is not always possible to identify the cause.
Spermatogenesis corresponds to the process of creating sperm, which are the male structures responsible for egg fertilization. This process normally starts around the age of 13, continues throughout a man's life and diminishes in old age. Spermatogenesis is a process highly regulated by hormones such as testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
Rupture of the frenulum is a common problem that occurs mainly in men who have a short frenulum. In these cases, the most important thing is to stop the bleeding by putting pressure on the site with a sterile compress or clean tissue, because, as the rupture normally happens with the erect organ, there is a greater concentration of blood at the site, which can take up to 20 minutes to stop bleeding.