QUESTION: mr leslie with masturbating I notice that the right side of the penis skin less sense than the lower and left side of my penis (by me damaged or pinched ilioinguinalis nerve) how serious this must be seen in the sexual life according to a urologist?'m 2 weeks ago by a neurologist who said that mogenlijk a scar in my pelvic muscles are and thereby ilioinguinalis bad influence nerve, a nerve muscle scars bad influence? like your opinion about these questions of mine

ANSWER: Abdulhamit:

Some decrease in sensation in the penis from one side to the other is not normally considered a significant or serious problem as far as sexual function is concerned as long as erection function is good and orgasm/climax is unaffected.  

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QUESTION: thank you mr leslie, on google is that hypograstric nerve to the penis goes, is that true? greetings

ANSWER: Abdulhamit:

I believe that Google is incorrect.  The primary innervation of the sensorium of the penis comes from the penile dorsal nerve which is a branch of the pudendal; not the hypogastric, nerve.

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QUESTION: ok mr leslie thanks for all the help so far, and the sexual feelings in the scrotum which nerves are they?


There are no "sexual feelings in the scrotum" nerves.   However, the sensory nerves to the scrotum are the genital branches of the genitofemoral nerve.

One point.  I'm here to answer general clinical questions, not give anatomical dissertations.  You obviously have Internet capability and can look up the answers to most of these anatomical questions as easily as anyone.  So please try to check with other reliable sources before posting more anatomical questions on this forum which is intended for clinical issues.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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