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INFECTIONS OF THE PENIS Meaning

The penis is not only a urogenital organ in the man but also an important organ from the perspective of sexual health. It is responsible for a healthy sexual life and enables a man to maintain erections, ejaculate and most importantly reproduce.1

Infection of the penis can create health issues that will impact other aspects of health as well. It leads to sexual dysfunctions, causes stress and problems in relationship.1 Health issues related to the penis, can create problems with self confidence.

As per Ayurveda, infections of the penis are categorized as Upadamsha (i.e a condition that presents as pus in genitals). The cause behind these infections are4

  • Abrasions caused by any handling
  • Injury caused due to scratches by nails
  • Injury caused due to teeth/bites
  • Unhygienic conditions of the genitalia (e.g unclean genitalia)
  • Excessive indulgence in sexual activities
  • Infection transmitted through sexual contact (from vaginal infections)
  • Improper/unethical sexual indulgence

Ayurveda classifies this disease into five types depending on which of the doshas are vitiated and the resultant symptoms. These are4

  1. Vataja Upadamsha – Pricking sensation, pain, black skin lesions
  2. Pittaja upadamsha – yellow discoloration, pus formation
  3. Kaphaja upadamsha – itching, swelling
  4. Sannipathaja upadamsha – combination of features of above three
  5. Raktaja upadamsha - yellow discoloration, pus formation, gangrenous lesions

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