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Penis or penile pain refers to any pain or discomfort in the penis. It can occur while urinating, during ejaculation and, in several cases while having intercourse. It is considered serious and requires medical attention if it lasts for more than 4 hours. Penis pain can be caused by several conditions, which include.

  • Balanitis: Common in uncircumcised men, this is a condition where the foreskin or head of the penis is infected. 
  • Priapism: Priapism is the prolonged and non-sexually aroused erection of the penis. The condition can be caused by:
    • Use of illegal drugs or arousing pills
    • Damage to the spinal cord 
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Genital herpes
  • Prostatitis
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Fracture of the penis
  • Bladder stones
  • Accidents

A wide range of homeopathic remedies has been found to be effective in the treatment of conditions related to the male genitals. In particular, remedies like thuja occidentalis, petroleum and hepar sulphur are effective in treating infections of the penis, specifically herpes, while argentum nitricum is an effective remedy in urethritis.

  1. Homeopathic medicines for penis pain
  2. Dietary and lifestyle changes for penis pain patient as per homeopathy
  3. How effective are homeopathic medicines and treatments for penis pain
  4. Side effects and risks of homeopathic medicine and treatments for penis pain
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Homeopathic medicine, treatment and remedies for Penis Pain
  • Apis Mellifica
    Common name: Honey bee
    Symptoms: Symptoms that are relieved by apis mellifica are:
  • Agnus Castus
    Common name: The chaste tree
    Symptoms: This remedy is mostly prescribed to patients suffering from prolonged and painful erections. Other symptoms that can be alleviated by this remedy are: 
    • Prolonged pain in penis
    • Yellowish discharge from penis
    • Inconsistent or no ejaculation, with pain 
  • Argentum Nitricum
    Common name: Nitrate of silver
    Symptoms: This remedy is commonly advised in cases of balanitis i.e. inflammation of the head of the penis. Patients who benefit from this remedy show some of the following symptoms:
    • Pain during erection
    • Impotency
    • Burning sensation while passing urine
    • Passage of blood in urine 
  • Arnica Montana
    Common name: Leopard’s bane
    Symptoms: This remedy is generally recommended for patients who experience penis pain and swelling due to falls or accidents. Common symptoms where this medication is prescribed are: 
    • Swelling in penis due to a blow from a fall or an accident
    • Painful urination
    • Pain on exerting even slight pressure on the penis 
  • Allium Sativum
    Common name: Garlic
    Symptoms: This remedy is prescribed for the following symptoms:
    • Genital infections
    • Penile pain that is aggravated by any sort of movement or touch
    • Painful urination or inability to urinate

People allergic to garlic are advised not to take this remedy. 

  • Borax Veneta
    Common name: Borax
    Symptoms: Common signs and symptoms for which this remedy is prescribed are:
    • Pain with urination
    • Pungent smell in urine 
  • Cantharis Vesicatoria
    Common name: Cantharis
    Symptoms: Cantharis is a very common homeopathic remedy for conditions related to the urinary and reproductive organs. Common symptoms where this remedy is advised are:
    • Painful erections
    • Priapism
    • Passing of blood in urine
    • Constant urge to urinate 
  • Caladium Seguinum
    Common name: American arum
    Symptoms: People who benefit from this remedy experience the following symptoms;
    • Balanitis
    • Swelling and pain in the head of penis
    • Painful erections without any sexual drive
    • Soreness of the foreskin along with a biting pain 
  • Croton Tiglium
    Common name: Croton oil seed
    Symptoms: Croton tiglium is a powerful and preferred remedy in cases of genital herpes in both men and women. It helps relieve the following symptoms:
    • Pin-like painful sensation
    • Rashes on penis
    • Sharp penile pain
    • Development of scabs
    • Ulcer formation
    • Itching and sores around the shaft of the penis 
  • Hepar Sulphur
    Common name: Hahnemann’s calcium sulphide
    Symptoms: This remedy is prescribed for the following symptoms:
    • Herpes
    • Frequent bleeding
    • Painful urination
    • Formation of external ulcers
    • Weak bladder
    • Development of rashes on the skin of the genitals
  • Nitricum Acidum
    Common name: Nitric acid
    Symptoms: Nitricum acidum targets and affects the membrane or the point where the skin and the mucous membranes meet. Apart from penis pain, it is used to treat the following symptoms:
    • Burning sensation in genitals
    • Painful urination
    • Urine containing blood or albumin
    • Development of ulcers on penis 
  • Mercurius Solubilis
    Common name: Quicksilver
    Symptoms: Quicksilver is a very powerful and effective drug, which can be destructive if taken without a proper prescription by a good homeopath. It is prescribed for relieving the following symptoms:
    • Greenish discharge from urethra
    • Itches and rashes on the surface of male genitals
    • Frequent urge to urinate
    • Passing of blood along with the ejaculate
  • Petroleum
    Common name: Crude rock oil
    Symptoms: Petroleum is an excellent remedy for the treatment of genital herpes in men. Common conditions and symptoms where this remedy is prescribed are:
    • Genital rashes
    • Swollen genitals
    • Itching in urethra
    • Sharp pain in the abdomen 
  • Thuja Occidentalis
    Common name: Arbor vitae
    Symptoms: Thuja is prescribed for the treatment of the following symptoms:
    • Painful swelling in the penis
    • Presence of white sediments in urine
    • Balanitis
    • Frequent need to urinate
    • Pain and burning sensation in penis and around the bladder

Our health largely reflects our choice of lifestyle, diet and routine. Failing to maintain a healthy and positive lifestyle contributes to the development of several diseases.  Furthermore, for its uninterrupted action, a homeopathic treatment often requires several modifications to one’s diet and lifestyle. Mentioned below are some such dietary and lifestyle modifications that may help improve the efficacy of the homeopathic treatment of penis pain.

Do’s

  • Take a healthy an nutritious diet
  • Maintain personal hygiene and wear clean clothes, as unhygienic practices and unclean surroundings can be set off by unclean conditions
  • Keep your environment dry or with minimal humidity. This will not only enhance recovery in case of infection but also prevent reccurrence of infection

Don’ts

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and tobacco during the treatment.
  • Strong beverages are also avoided as they interfere with the working of homeopathic medicines
  • Sour and spicy food such as chilly and pickles must be avoided
  • Avoid wearing rough or woollen clothing as it may irritate the rash and result in swelling or infection

Being afflicted with a genital disease can be a deeply distressing situation for a person. Most people feel embarrassed and are not forthcoming in consulting a doctor about these issues. However, a consultation is imperative because a physician needs to carefully examine the area before prescribing a test or referring the patient to a urologist.

This is where homeopathy comes in. A person can vividly describe his condition to the homeopathic physician without the need for laboratory tests, unless absolutely necessary. Homeopathy also rules out the need for any kind of surgery in most cases, which is a welcome relief for most people. A reputed physician will carefully assess the condition and then prescribe the preferred medication. When taken in the right dosage, these remedies help in promoting overall health instead of suppressing disease symptoms.

Furthermore, homoepathic remedies are administered in highly diluted doses that are just sufficient to stimulate the body’s natural defences to fight the disease. Consequently, these remedies do not have any side effects. In cases where conventional procedures and allopathic medications fail to provide a perfect or desired cure, one can switch to homeopathy after consulting a physician. Alternatively, these remedies can be taken along with allopathic medicines for a speedy recovery

Several case studies report the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies in relieving penis pain associated with conditions which might have otherwise need to be operated surgically. In one such case of balanitis, homeopathic remedies like arsenic album, rhus toxicodendron, cinnabaris and others were deemed very beneficial and helped avoid surgery. 

In the case study, homeopathic treatment was found to be beneficial in relieving penis pain caused due to prostatitis without showcasing any of the common side effects seen with allopathic medications, for example, alpha blockers resulting in low blood pressure, dizziness, headaches and fainting. Swelling of the prostate and overall functioning of the urinary system were also reported to be improved.

Homeopathic remedies are administered in very small doses just enough to stimulate the immune system of the body to fight the disease, and are therefore free from side effects. However, undesirable effects may be seen if the dosage taken is not appropriate.

So,  it is advised to take the medications only after proper consultation with a reputed doctor.

Penis pain can be caused due to a number of conditions including balanitis, priapism, and fracture of the penis.  Conventional medicine often recommends surgical procedures for most of these conditions, which can take a toll on the body and need a long recovery period. Not to mention the high cost of treatment

On the other hand, homeopathic treatment for penis pain involves non-surgical methods which aim at treating the ailment from its root. Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on the complete physical condition and medical condition of the patient, which, in turn, assures that the treatment is safe and without side effects.

This safety and efficacy of homeoapathic medicines make it a well-received and primary treatment option in uncomplicated cases of penis pain where immediate surgery is not required.

Dr. Rahul Sharma

Dr. Rahul Sharma

Homeopathy
3 Years of Experience

Dr. Reny Miglani

Dr. Reny Miglani

Homeopathy
36 Years of Experience

Dr. Nirmal Kumar

Dr. Nirmal Kumar

Homeopathy
1 Years of Experience

Dr Dinesh Gour

Dr Dinesh Gour

Homeopathy
11 Years of Experience

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