Manhood Pain and Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Many men who have had them claim they produce the most intense pain they’ve ever experienced – and sometimes that translates to serious manhood pain. Yes, kidney stones may not form in the member, but they definitely can have an impact on male organ health.
What they are?
Also called renal lithiasis or nephrolithiasis, kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. Urine naturally contains minerals and salts, which dissolve in the urine. But sometimes the amount of minerals and salts is too large to dissolve properly. The urine “thickens” up, and the minerals crystallize, forming what we know as kidney stones.
Kidney stones can vary greatly in size. Some of them are hardly bigger than a few grains of sand; others are the size of golf balls. They develop in the kidneys, and since a kidney is only about as big as a man’s fist, it’s easy to see how one of the larger stones could create problems.
Smaller kidney stones often cause few problems; sometimes a man is unaware he has them. Other times, they may cause some small discomfort, but not enough for a man to really focus on them.
But the larger stones can cause severe pain. Once they leave the kidneys, they can become lodged anywhere along the urinary tract, including the ureter and the bladder. When this happens, they can cause intense pain in the back or the side. When passing through the urethra, they can create severe pain in the member. In some cases, they may block the whole flow of urine, causing it to back up, which can create an additional painful situation.
Why do they happen?
There are between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 reported cases of kidney stones annually in the U.S., with men typically accounting for about 4/5 of the cases. Some 10-20% of these kidney stone attacks result in hospital stays.
But why does mineral content become so concentrated in urine that it forms the stones in the first place? Generally, it has to do with one or more factors, such as too much calcium, too much uric acid, or a urinary tract infection.
Some people are at a greater risk of developing kidney stones than others, such as those:
– With a genetic predisposition for kidney stones;
– Who experience dehydration, especially over a long term;
– Whose dietary calcium intake is too high;
– Whose uric acids levels are too high;
– Who are not physically active enough and/or are obese;
– Whose diets are too high in salt, sugar, and/or protein?
Sometimes stones pass unobtrusively. With small stones, drinking plenty of water and taking pain relievers such as ibuprofen – and being patient – can sometimes be all the treatment that is needed.
At other times, a doctor may prescribe tamsulosin or another medication to help open up the ureter so the stone can pass. In more difficult situations, ultrasound therapy may be utilized to break the larger stone into smaller ones. Sometimes surgery becomes necessary, especially if the stone is lodged in the kidney and cannot get out.
Kidney stones may cause severe manhood pain, but most sore male organ problems are due to less complicated reasons. Using a first-class male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help alleviate everyday male organ soreness. Keeping the male organ healthy by using a crème that includes a wide range of vitamins (A, B5, C, D and E) helps it withstand common causes of manhood pain. It also helps if the crème contains alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant. This ingredient discourages free radicals, which when unchecked can create oxidative stress that damages and ages sensitive male organ cells and skin.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness, and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online websites.