Introduction: Rare and unusual andrologic syndromes that clinicians should be aware of.
There are conditions that are rare and that most providers are unaware of or conditions that consist of a series of symptoms for which there is no agreement that they are even a medical condition. These include painful nocturnal erections, post-orgasmic illness syndrome, body dysmorphic disorder, and post-finasteride syndrome. While some have a psychiatric basis, others clearly have an organic pathophysiology, while for others, there remains much controversy. This month’s Views and Reviews will inform the reader of these conditions so they may recognize affected patients and direct them towards appropriate resources for their care.