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Penis health: Identify and prevent problems

Penis health is an important part of your health — and it goes beyond your ability to get and keep an erection, ejaculate, and reproduce.

Penis problems can be a sign of an underlying health condition. Ongoing health issues affecting your penis also can impact other areas of your life, causing stress or relationship problems and harming your self-confidence. Know the signs and symptoms of penis problems and what you can do to protect your penis health.

 

What affects penis health?

 

Various factors can affect penis health — some modifiable and some not. For example:

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