Penis Amputation: An Overview of Diseases That Could Lead to This Complication

by Healthy American Male Staff
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For the majority of men, especially those who are sexually active, the penis is considered one of the most important – if not the most important – part of their body. Men often pride themselves in having a penis, especially when they have excellent abilities in the bedroom and are able to gain an erection and penetrate their partner at any given time. There are, unfortunately, many conditions that can affect the male penis. Some of these diseases are more serious than others. For a large number of men, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and similar conditions tend to have severe consequences in their sex lives, but for a small number of men, these conditions seem like minor problems compared to theirs – this is often the case when a man is diagnosed with a penile disease that calls for a penis amputation.

Having the penis amputated can be one of the most devastating experiences for a man, especially for men who are proud of their penis and participates in sexual intercourse frequently. Unfortunately, as unfortunate and depressing as this may seem, some men have gone through these tragic experiences. In some countries and cultures, the amputation of the penis is also seen as an essential part of certain objectives – but we’ll talk more about that later on in this article.

Conditions That Does Not Lead to the Amputation of the Penis

While we are focusing on penis amputation and the primary reasons for this to occur in this article, we should first spend some time discussing particular conditions that may seem unpleasant and even serious in some cases, but which would usually not require the amputation of the penis. It is important for us to discuss these conditions beforehand since simply reading about the idea of having an amputated dick could cause some men to immediately go into a panic – especially if they find that they may be experiencing symptoms of a disease that could be related to a condition where amputation may be required (in such a case, the symptoms could rather be a sign of a condition that can easily be treated).

As we have mentioned before, the most common problems that men experience with their penis are usually in the form of male sexual dysfunction. According to Up To Date, the most common experience sexual dysfunctions in men include erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory problems, and low libido. While these particular sexual dysfunctions do pose a threat to the man’s sex life, they usually do not pose a threat to the man’s penis.

man looks at penis in horrorApart from these relatively common sexual dysfunctions, men can experience a range of other particular issues with their penis that could be easily treated and would not necessarily pose as a potential threat to having their penis amputated.

While relatively rare, Priapism is another particular problem that men may experience with their penis. Men who experience this condition may become worried and start to freak out. The condition refers to a situation where the man gains an erection that lasts for over four hours in total. Fast treatment can help prevent the problem from causing permanent erectile dysfunction. It is only in extremely rare cases that cancer of the penis, a particular problem that has been known to lead to penectomies, may be the culprit behind this condition, as reported by Supplement View.

Other conditions that can affect the penis include inflammation and, in some cases, even infection. With fast intervention, these problems can be treated successfully, and potential complications can be avoided.

Conditions That Could Lead to a Penis Amputation

Now that we have looked at some common conditions that are usually not life-threatening – or a threat to the penis itself – let’s turn our focus toward particular conditions that may require the amputation of a man’s penis. These conditions should always be considered serious, and a man should always be on the lookout for symptoms of these diseases. No matter how rare, they can still affect any particular person. When detected at an early stage, there might be a chance for recovery or at least to assist with managing the symptoms and avoiding a penis amputation.

One of the most commonly mentioned conditions on the internet regarding diseases that could well lead to the amputation of a man’s private parts is penis cancer. This is an extremely rare condition that causes cells within the penis to multiply and behave unnaturally; thus leading to the development of a cancerous tumor.

The American Cancer Society advises men to be on the lookout for lumps growing underneath the skin in their groin region. It is also important to notice inflammation that becomes present at the end part of the penis. With penile cancer, the inflammation is usually worse when the penis’s foreskin becomes constricted. Certain skin changes should also be a call for concern. These include a lump developing somewhere on the penis, small bumps, a fluid being discharged underneath the foreskin and growths that are flat and blue in color. Ulcers may also develop and often tend to bleed. When a part of the penis’s skin changes color and becomes thicker, it should also be a concern.

diabetic checks blood sugarThe St. Philomena’s Hospital in India provides information about a diabetic patient who developed gangrene in his penis; thus, men diagnosed with diabetes should be aware of this particular condition as well. The University of Firat in Turkey also reports that a case of penile amputation has been noted in a man who experienced organ loss due to Buerger’s disease. Note that an untreated infection that spreads could also cause harm to the penis and eventually lead to the partial amputation of the penis should it become too severe to treat with conventional options.

How to Do Penis Amputation Repair?

Since the penis is such an important part of the male body, men may wonder whether the penis could be repaired after an amputation. At the moment, the replacement of the penis is not available to the general public. The world’s second penis transplant was successfully completed earlier in 2017, which was done in Cape Town, South Africa, as reported by Health24. Even though successful, there is still a long way to go before this particular method would become readily accepted and available to men.

What Does a Eunuch Look Like?

A particularly common question that has been asked by men is what a eunuch looks like. This particular term is often said to be derived from the bible. The term refers to a man whose testicles have been removed. In many cultures, the man’s testicles were removed to make them more efficient and productive in certain careers. In some countries, a man’s testicles were also removed as a particular type of punishment.


While the male penis is one of the most precious parts to existing on the male body, its functionality can be compromised by various problematic diseases and health concerns. While male sexual dysfunctions usually do not pose any significant threat to the penis itself, diseases such as penile cancer may call for a penis amputation. Learning about the signs to look out for and acting upon these particular signs can help a man get diagnosed with such a disease before it causes an amputation to become the only option for treatment.

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