Penile Injuries, Bleeding, Trauma, and Pain

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist, and specialist in the treatment of penile problems in men

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: 646-663-5747

Sexual Injuries in Men

Trauma during sex is not uncommon. Most injuries during sex are minor such as bruising and bleeding which can occur as a result of the tight foreskin (phimosis), balanitis (inflammation of foreskin) or frenulum breve (tight frenulum of the penis).   Penile fracture is less common but does happen occasionally.

Sexual injuries are not uncommon but fortunately, most of them are minor.  The most common sexual injury is a ‘friction burn” or laceration of the penile foreskin in men.  Women can experience laceration of the vaginal mucosa.  The problem is more common in uncircumcised men as the foreskin is more susceptible to lacerations. 

The most reliable way to prevent friction burn is to make sure there is plenty of lubrication.  When these problems are recurrent, they may be an indication of underlying skin problem or an infection.   In men, circumcision is often curative.

Laceration, Tears, and Bleeding Underneath the Penis: Tear of Frenulum Breve

Other common injuries in men include a painful tear of frenulum breve (short frenulum of the penis) on the underneath of the penis, which can be cured with penile frenuloplasty (20-minute in-office procedure).   We see many men who have suffered from this problem for a long time not realizing that a simple and effective cure is available.

Pain in the Penis During Sex

There are many causes of pain in the penis during sex.  These can include skin problems such as lacerations, infection (balanitis), scar formation in the penis called Peyronie’s disease.  

Penile fracture is an emergency and requires urgent treatment. If untreated it may often lead to erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting/keeping erections).  There is also a risk of developing scar tissue in the penis, a lump that is called “Peyronie’s Plaque”, which can lead to a bent penis, shortening and narrowing of the penis and difficulty with erections –  Peyronie’s disease

Typically penile fracture occurs when the penis slips during thrusting and hits the partner’s perineum causing in high-pressure injury to the penis. The man typically experiences sharp pain; sometimes blood in the urine may occur and black-and-blue can occur.  Penile fracture is an emergency situation and a prompt visit to the ER or a urologist is advised.  There is a risk of scarring developing that can lead to erectile dysfunction (difficulty with obtaining and maintaining erections) and Peyronie’s disease (penile curvature, pain or narrowing).  If a penile fracture occurs, surgical treatment may often be necessary to minimize the risk of complications.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Penile Trauma and Lacerations in Men?

  • All treatment is performed by a Board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with penile symptoms using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers and open surgery.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of sexual and penile problems in men
  • We offer treatment options for penile lacerations bleeding from the penis, pain in the penis as well as other penile problems including balanitis, genital warts, phimosis, Peyronie’s disease, and penile cysts in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.  
  • Extensive Experience: Hundreds of men and women have treated successfully using medical therapy and surgery.

Excellence-Urology_Care VasectomyWhen it comes to experience and innovation – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead.  Better Science Means Better Care.  We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of penile pain, urethral burning, foreskin inflammation and penile cancer. Many treatment procedures are performed in the convenience and privacy of office settings under local anesthesia.

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of penis problems in men.  He uses modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by doctors and patients alike.

He has successfully treated hundreds of men of all ages with penile problems including irritation and inflammation of the penis, bent penis, and weak erections. 

If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: 646-663-5747

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If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: 646-663-5747

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men with penis problems including lumps, pain in the penis, penile masses, erectile dysfunction, circumcision.