Male Organ Pain When Urinating Might Be Schistosomiasis

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Male Organ Pain When Urinating Might Be Schistosomiasis
Male Organ Pain When Urinating Might
Be Schistosomiasis
The human body is an enormously complex system, and sometimes
problems that come up in one part of the body may be symptoms of
something that affects more parts of the body. For this reason, sometimes a
male organ health issue may signal an issue that goes beyond the member.
For example, sometimes male organ pain can be a localized issue and
sometimes it can be part of a larger problem. One such problem could in
some cases by a condition known as schistosomiasis.
What’s that name again?
Most people have never heard of schistosomiasis, which also goes by the
slightly easier to pronounce name of bilharzia. It is caused by a nasty
parasitic worm called a schistosome, whose host of choice is unfortunately
the human, although they will feed on other hosts as well – especially snails.
The effects of schistosomiasis can vary widely from person to person. Some
people are symptom-free and never know that they have the disease. In
others, however, the disease can range from mild to extremely serious and
sometimes fatal.
Schistosomiasis tends to be found in more tropical parts of the world and is
fairly rare in Europe and the United States. However, it is very common
elsewhere in the world, with some 200 million people affected.
How does a person get it?
Basically, a person can get schistosomiasis if they swim, wade, bathe, or
drink from a body of fresh water that is infected. The water usually gets the
parasites when an infected person urinates or defecates in it. This deposits
schistosome eggs into the water, which hatch and then make their way into
snails, if they are present. There they develop into the adolescent parasite
form and leave the snail in search of a human host. (They have
approximately 48 hours after leaving the snail to find that host or else they
will die.)
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Once inside a human host, they develop over a period of weeks into their
adult form and live within the body’s blood vessels. When they lay eggs,
some end up in the bladder or the intestines.
As mentioned, many people with schistosomiasis have no symptoms at all.
Some with an acute form may develop rashes (which may be on the male
organ), itchiness, and bumps. Sometimes a fever, fatigue, headache, joint
pain, and other symptoms may occur.
People with a chronic case may have much more severe symptoms, with
significant gastrointestinal problems (including potential liver scarring),
enlarged spleen, high blood pressure, bleeding in the esophagus, pulmonary
hypertension, and urinary tract infections. It is this last named that causes the
possible male organ pain, which in some cases can be severe, as well as
kidney damage. It is not unusual for a man with a chronic case to also
experience blood in his urine, in addition to male organ pain.
Treatment
Praziquantel, which is used to treat a number of parasitic worms, is usually
recommended for treatment of schistosomiasis. Corticosteroids may also be
employed, depending on the type and severity of schistosomiasis diagnosed.
It is much better to try to prevent acquisition of these parasitic worms, so
anyone traveling to an area in which the condition is endemic should avoid
swimming in lakes, ponds, and rivers. Drinking bottled water is also advised.
Schistosomiasis is only one potential cause of male organ pain. Often, male
organ pain can be alleviated by regular use of a first-rate male organ health
oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically
proven mild and safe for skin), especially when the pain is due to overuse
or rawness of the manhood. In such cases, an oil with a combination of
hydrators, such as shea butter and vitamin E, can provide much-needed and
soothing moisturization. The selected oil should ideally also include vitamin
D, the so-called “miracle vitamin,” which has proven benefits in fighting
diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.
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