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How healthy is your penis?

2011.22.11

LONDON, Nov 16, 2011

Could you spot genital warts from herpes, or crabs from a rash? Now you can. NHS Choices, the health information website for the NHS, has launched a new penis health gallery to help men spot common problems with their penises.

Whether you've got a slight itch, a growth, or want to check out how healthy your penis is NHS Choices recommends you visit their new penis health gallery at www.nhs.uk/penischeck

Dr Knut Schroder, GP and spokesperson for NHS Choices, commented: "Many men find it difficult talking to medical professionals about intimate concerns and often turn to the internet for advice. Male patients of mine often delay visiting the surgery with a private problem, sometimes until it's very late. This is worrying if it means that conditions are going untreated or causing unnecessary anxiety and discomfort. If they are looking for men's health advice online in the meantime it's vital that they seek out a reliable source. For this reason, NHS Choices now offers a great opportunity for men to check out their penis problems with a visual guide that could either alleviate any concerns they have, or encourage them to visit their GP as appropriate."

In addition to the penis gallery, NHS Choices has a section dedicated to penis health and would encourage all men to log on and find out more about their penis and how to keep penis healthy.

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