I think results of varicocele surgery are very good these days, of course there's a risk factor with any surgery, which you have to take into account.
You're the only one who knows how much this bothers you, or affects your enjoyment of life. I'd say, get all your questions answered and if you feel like you can go into the surgery with the expectation of a good outcome, go for it.
Meanwhile, I'd recommend compression shorts during exercise (if not all the time) to relieve pressure on the ligaments and structures in your scrotum.View Thread
As you're going through nicotine withdrawal, it's not too surprising that your sex drive is low. Be patient with yourself and by all means, talk to your doc. You are very wise to stop smoking. good luck...View Thread
Yes, it is totally normal. What made you think it might not be? It is what you inherited from either your maternal or paternal ancestors, like every other physical trait you have. You're a "grower" and 5 inches is in the "average" range. I guess you'll just have to find something else to worry about!
I'm not sure what sorts of medications the urologists were trying with you. I've heard of success with managing priapism that resulted from spinal cord injury or neurological diseases with a medication called Baclofen, and a guy can still have a normal sex life.
Involuntary, non-sexual, prolonged erections are more of a neurological problem than a urological problem, so if I were you, I'd seek a neurologist.
Baclofen can be taken as an oral medication, but in some cases is administered intrathecally, which is where a surgeon implants a little pump under the skin of your abdomen, and you control the release of the medication into your spinal cord. Hope this info helps! ---EugenioView Thread
I'd recommend you get a good, thorough physical examination with bloodwork, to rule out any underlying physical or hormonal problems. If everything checks out physically, you might give serious thought to a sex therapist. There ARE reputable ones who may offer you the help you need. Nothing to be ashamed of. It could turn out to be the smartest thing you ever do. Also, you need to find some physical activity to get in shape and help handle stress in your life, and maybe cut back on the masturbation if that is getting too big a share of your sexual energy. Good luck. EugenioView Thread
I have never heard of any correlation between Viagra and blood in ejaculate. It's probably nothing serious, but could be a symptom of prostatitis, or some trauma to delicate structures in the penis, scrotum, or pelvic area; possibly a particular sexual behavior, or some sports or athletic activity that is traumatizing the pelvic area or groin. You don't mention any other symptoms, so I assume there are none. You might ask the doc who prescribes your viagra his/her opinion.View Thread
I'm going to guess you're circumcised. The glans ("head") undergoes a loss of sensation through the years in circumcised men, some more than others, I suppose. If I were you, I'd carry a little tube of Vaseline or solid cocoa butter with me. After you shower and after each time you pee throughout the day, coat the head really well. (Don't get it IN your urethra.) Also coat the inner foreskin, if you have any. You may be able to soften the keratinization that has occurred and recover some sensation over a period of time. Probably several weeks, at least. I'd avoid the rubbing alcohol. That will have a temporary but very drying effect and sounds painful to me!! BTW, the head is not the most sensitive part of the penis, in many men (me included). The frenulum and just behind the head on the undersurface is more sensitive. Hope this helps. Good luck. EugenioView Thread