4 Health Questions That Most Men Are Afraid To Ask

Updated on April 13, 2021

Society has become far more open in recent decades. Many subjects which were once strictly taboo can now be openly discussed. Yet despite this, many male health issues remain ignored, primarily through embarrassment. Below we look at four common health questions still shrouded in mystery because of a reluctance to discuss them.

Should I Be Circumcised

It is widely believed in some parts of society that circumcision can bring health and medical benefits. This, however, is one thing in which modern medicine continues debating. Like any surgical procedure, there are minor risks involved with it. With the benefits still unclear in the eyes of professionals, this clouds the issue of how worthwhile circumcision is. For anyone suffering from Phimosis, the inability to fully retract the foreskin, this does appear a more straight-forward question. Infections of the penis can also be partly treated in this way. For all other men, this question is more a matter of preference than medical fact.

How Big Is The Average Penis

This is an age-old question which doesn’t appear to be disappearing any time soon. Much of the reason for this is due to insecurity. It is also due to some men failing to be entirely honest when talking on the subject. The correct answer is that “normal” is something hard to define when no two things are the same. The answer which many want to read, however, is based entirely in numerical fact. The common range in length of an adult penis is between 3.5 to 7.5 inches with the average being 5.5 inches long.

Is It Normal For Young Men To Suffer Erectile Dysfunction

The popularity of remedies like Viagra and Cialis has helped people approach this subject. However, it is still widely viewed as a slight of manliness or as an older gentleman’s problem. This is something which can affect men of all ages though. Although reasonably rare, studies have shown around 5% of men under the age of 50 have a risk of suffering from severe erectile dysfunction. This can be the result of many things both physical and emotional. Because of this, there is a range of treatments which target the specific cause, rather than taking a blue pill in hope of a cure. Although a taboo subject which many people feel ashamed of, erectile dysfunction should neither be ignored or taken lightly. It can also be easily treated, to which further information can be found here.

When Should I Be Screened For Prostate Cancer

Fear prevents many people talking and asking about cancer. As an illness which is far better to be found sooner rather than later, it is a question which should be asked. Prostate cancer is particularly difficult because there are no early warning signs to signal its presence. As such, regular, routine check-ups should be taken to detect problems as soon as possible. Annual tests are recommended for every man from the age of 40 and beyond. For anyone with a history of prostate cancer in their family, it is advised this begins earlier.

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