Varicose veins of the Penis: why is and leads to what?

The most common Form of the disease is varicose veins of the lower extremities, but sometimes it may fail and other organs – especially of the male Penis.

Description and mechanisms of development

Varicose veins on the Penis

Veins of the Penis are of great importance in its functioning, since they are directly involved in the process of erection and necessary to the outflow of blood from the internal tissues.

The male Penis is an Organ with many veins and arteries – it is for this reason, in the case of sexual arousal, you can strongly be exhibited on the surface of the skin.

This is normal, but in the case of a healthy man's veins and vessels have a diameter of not more than 2-4 mm, and light blue hue.

If the appearance, the color or the density of the veins changes in any way, it may be the first sign of the development of various diseases, including varicose veins of the Penis.

The mechanism of their development is the same as in the case of varicose veins of the lower limb veins and vessels are deformed and stretched, that could lead to unpleasant consequences.

Causes and risk factors

The main reasons for the development of the pathology include:

  • Injuries of the groin and body, especially his head;
  • the presence of tumors in the groin, varicocele, Thrombophlebitis of the lower extremities, and other diseases, the blood vessels will deteriorate the blood circulation and the condition of the blood and the veins;
  • frequent delay urination, which lead to long-term compression, which has a negative impact on the veins of the Penis;
  • genetic predisposition (in some men the veins of the Penis have weak septum that can lead to the formation of seals, vasodilation and tissue damage);
  • surgical procedures that are carried out in the area of the Penis, the scrotum and the testicle may have varicose veins, a complication of such operations;
  • Promiscuity leads to inflammation and infectious diseases;
  • excessive self-satisfaction: if this exercise becomes a habit, it could lead to a Stagnation of blood in the organs of the small pelvis;
  • the use of non-traditional sexual techniques that imply the delay of ejaculation.


On the first stages of the disease of the man usually does not feel any symptoms on the Penis appear smaller bumps and slightly protruding veins, many patients because of the tendon.

With the development of the disease are nodules getting bigger, and the body begins to deform gradually. Later bleeding, and the emergence of hardening phases, under the skin, usually localized in the vicinity of the head.

Risks and complications

A special danger for the health of the patient and also for his sex life varicose veins of the Penis that is responsible, but the fact of its evolution should alert man. He speaks of disorders of blood circulation in the body and, in particular, in the groin, which may cause varicocele and even infertility.

In addition, change the appearance of the Penis can to serious psychological problems in the case of the representatives of the stronger sex.


The first Symptom of the disease is a violation of the aesthetics of the body, due to the advent of nodules and humps, the number of which increases with time.

To varicose veins the rest of the features include on the Penis:

  • Sensations of pain, discomfort and tingling in the Penis, the first erection, and then also in other situations (e.g. in the case of physical stress);
  • burning and rubbing of the skin during intercourse due to vaginal dryness women;
  • severe swelling of the veins on the Penis: if you are erection to be dense, clearly defined, occur under the skin and its appearance is reminiscent of the thick tendons;
  • Swelling of the affected area;
  • Change in colour of the skin of the Penis with pink to purple-red and the colors of the veins you purchase bluish;
  • petechial hemorrhages and small blood clots, which is well palpable under the skin.

When should I see a doctor?

Sexual disease, and any pathology associated with the erectile function, a serious psychological trauma for men, and many of them try, the Problem to solve or ignore it.

This is a fatal error, so that in case of any changes in the veins of the Penis and discomfort in this area, the Patient should immediately consult a doctor-phlebologist. In addition, in this case, you may receive a consultation by a urologist, dermatologist and surgeons.



The diagnosis of varicose veins of the Penis is not a particular Problem for specialists. The diagnosis is made according to the following algorithm:

  • Medical history and the complaints of the patient, auscultation;
  • Visual inspection of problem areas (sometimes to complete the picture that had cause the man to have an erection);
  • Uzi, which allows the assessment of blood flow in the affected areas;
  • Venography is performed with the introduction of contrast medium, if there is a risk that varicose veins affect the internal veins.

If there is a suspicion that the pathology is a consequence of infectious diseases or inflammation, then the Patient will need to have the appropriate investigations: blood tests, urine, semen, etc.

Differential diagnosis diseases lead to the exclusion of Peyronie's disease with similar symptoms.


Specific methods of treatment of this pathology is not available, besides, drugs used for the treatment of varicose veins and Thrombophlebitis of the lower extremities, in this case is not recommended.

In the early stages of the disease by him, can be made with the help of natural remedies (e.g., gels and ointments, herbal-based). The square ends of the wires in the rule, treat Heparin ointment, but if the procedure has no effect within 3 days, it is better to get professional help to search, the puncture and remove excess blood.

In cases, when the disease progresses, patients assigned to conservative therapy, which means the abstinence from sexual contacts and taking drugs – in particular, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and local use of anticoagulants. For the reduction of pain the application of non-narcotic analgesics.

Sometimes for the treatment of diseases leech therapy applied, i.e., the leeches, the treatment with blood, but this method is controversial and is one of the alternative methods.

In the presence of the relevant indication (frequent relapses or ineffectiveness of conservative treatment) patients can be carried, is operating under the name of varicose veins-surgerythat involves the excision and bandaging of the affected varicose veins.

There is slight surgical procedures, and performed Genital surgeon. The recovery time lasts about two weeks – after this period can the man back to a fulfilled sex life.


Prevention of varicose veins of the Penis, like all other diseases, consists in the implementation of a regular (but not excessive) sexual life with partners – regular Sex is not part of the risk factors of varicose veins, but on the contrary, strengthens blood vessels and improves blood circulation.

When entering into intercourse with foreign women need to use contraceptives, and personal protective equipment. To unconventional sexual techniques should be treated with great caution – especially those that involve the use of Gel anesthetics to prolong sexual intercourse.

For the prevention of varicose veins of the Penis in men we recommend the wearing of properly chosen lingerie, do not take hot baths, do not sit with crossed legs and practice a light Sport.

In addition, the disease speaks about violations of the blood flow, which can lead to more serious pathologies, so the Patient must have a doctor to consult and make the necessary investigations to undergo.