Male genital disease

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Male genital disease
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A male genital disease is a condition that affects the male reproductive system. The human male genitals consist of testicles and epididymides, ductus deferentes, seminal vesicles and ejaculatory ducts, prostate, bulbourethral glands, and penis.[1]

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The probability of contracting a cancerous development depends on age, ethnicity and the existence, or non-existence, of environmental causation. Unlike all other genitally situated cancers, the incidence of penis cancer is related to the sexual mode of transmission.[3]


An example of a male genital disease is orchitis.[citation needed]

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The three most statistically frequently occurring diseases of the prostate gland are benign hyperplasia (a swelling of the gland, not due to cancerous accumulation), prostatitis (inflammation), cancer[6] (which is the accumulation of malignant cells in the gland)[7]

See also[edit]

Female genital disease


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Micali, Giuseppe; Cusini, Marco; Donofreo, Pompeo; Dinotta, Franco (2013). Atlas of Male Genital Disorders A Useful aid for Clinical Diagnosis. Springer Verlag Italia. ISBN 978-88-470-2786-2.
  3. ^ Epperson, W; Frank, W (1 June 1998). "Male genital cancers". Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. 25 (2). (W. B. Saunders Company, Elsevier): 459–472. doi:10.1016/S0095-4543(05)70076-2. PMID 9628963.
  4. ^ Kumar, B; Narang, T; Radotra, BD; Gupta, S (2009). "Mondor's disease of penis: a forgotten disease". British Medical Journal. 40 (3): 281–289. doi:10.1136/sti.2004.014159. PMC 1745052.
  5. ^ "Penile Curvature (Peyronie's Disease)". National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health). August 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Prostate disease". Better Health Channel (Department of Health of the State government of Victoria, Australia). 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | National Institutes of Health | National Cancer Institute. Retrieved 9 February 2021.

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