41-year-Old Man with Penis Pain

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2013.0137-0139

german translation / full article

Sibylla Krane

Keywords: Penis Pain Deep Venous Thrombosis Pulmonary Embolism

Background: Patients with penile pain can be a challenge for family practitioners.

Case Report: After consulting his family doctor a 41-year old patient was referred for detailed examinations to an urologist and a general surgeon who could not find any explanation for the symptoms. After developing additional dyspnea a deep vein thrombosis was diagnosed by a cardiologist.

Conclusions: Following admission to hospital a bilateral pulmonary embolism was diagnosed and oral anticoagulation promptly initiated. Continuing ambulant anticoagulation the patient recovered completely from his initial penis pain.

(State: 18.03.2013)

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