Thanks for the reply. My doctors is a private clinic to which they have many services in-house. The initial visit for the ultrasound was to a Dr and Consultant Radiologist. I assumed that being a Dr & Radiologist she would have the knowledge to assess the scans she does and spot anything that looks suspicious.
On the first visit she recommended that I be referred to the hospital to see a Urologist based on what what she found. The second visit she seem fully confident that there was nothing to be concerned about.
I thought a Radiologist would be trained in recognizing different mass types. That's why I why I accepted her report.View Thread
superchamp, 2 billion is a low number. It may also not be the right species of probiotic. There are a few dozen options, and each variety is specific to different uses.
Your urologist could diagnose the issue in 3 days (at least narrow the possible diagnosis as yes/no to what I suggested might be the issue) with a 3-day dose of Valium. He should know this technique of determining one possible cause.
A nutritionist is going to be much less expensive than a urologist, probably about 1/4 the cost of a urologist's office visit.View Thread
Yes, every man has a frenulum. You should have skipped a GP and gone straight to a urologist. A GP knows about as much about penises as you do about laying undersea cable.
The excessively tight attachment of flesh may need minor surgical correction so you do not cause yourself repeated injury in your sex life. Frenulum chordee or frenulum breve are typically corrected surgically during circumcision, and if no circumcision occurred, then corrected when the tissue becomes problematic as it has for you now.
There is an artery in this structure that if you tear the flesh, can bleed profusely. No sexual activity until the area has completely healed. And by all means, see a urologist for help before you re-injure the area.View Thread
No. This is the problem with self-diagnosis. If you're not a doctor, it's not your job. Lymph channels do NOT have color. Your penis is delicate even if you don't treat it that way. Please see a urologist promptly. It's no longer important HOW it happened, only that you have done damage and need medical attention.View Thread
Post-void dribbling is typically a sign of bad habits during urination. While there are circumstances where dribbling is outside the control of the man, such as post-surgery, you haven't indicated a known cause.
Let's assume briefly that your husband has bad toilet habits. If your husband is not following the correct method of urination, he may have always or over time developed a problem with post-void dribbling. This is not normal.
When terminating urination, it is essential to bear down, as if to pass gas, and NOT to clench. By clenching, he terminates the urine flow before it has finished, and some amount is trapped in his urethra and can leak out after he relaxes or moves. Secondly, any barrier to his penis, such as the waistband of his underwear, is a problem. Many men pull down the top of their waistband or have pressure from the fly of their pants and create restricted access to urinating freely. This over-the-fence pressure also traps urine and leads to dribbling. His penis must be free of pressure when urinating, even if it requires unbuckling pants and pulling underwear down more fully. Lastly, if he resists the urge to urinate when he feels he has to go, particularly if he waits too long, sits on his foot, or holds it in, this also leads to damage of the musculature that controls flow, sometimes also damaging the valves that regulate control. This is bad behavior and he should always go when his body gives him the signal, instead of waiting.
After a couple months of re-training with the proper urination technique, post-void dribbling should stop.
If his dribbling is the result of surgery (such as TURP), then discuss it with his urologist, and ignore what I just said above.View Thread
Most likely one of three things is happening, listed in the likelihood of probability: 1) you were too vigorous during sex and have injured your penis 2) you have an STD 3) you were allergic to the condom or lubricant 4) the symptoms started coincidentally with your activity and is unrelated to sexual contact, and has another cause
The symptom of urgency is also connected to anxiety, but you haven't indicated any other association with how this symptom started.
Your doctor would ask you if you used a condom during this sexual encounter, and if any lubricant or condom brand was different than before, how long you were engaged in penetration, whether the condom (if any) broke, and if you have since been tested for STDs, and whether this symptom has ever occurred for you in history.
This additional information would be required to make a more accurate assessment of the situation.View Thread
You need to see a urologist and report the symptoms your are describing. Finding a solution will require an examination of the area to determine if you have a hernia, some adhesions from your prior injury, or if something else is going on.
It is impossible to assess from your description alone. A physical examination of the area is required. Please make an urgent appointment with a urologist. No pain in this area is normal, and you should see the doctor within the next two weeks or sooner.View Thread
There are many kinds of nubby bumps that can occur on the head of your penis. If instead of actual bumps it's a wormy vein that pushes up the skin, you're talking about a varicose vein. Irritation of a varicose vein tends to make it worse. You should see a urologist before engaging in sex or masturbation that could make the condition worsen.View Thread
Yes, you most definitely should be worried and need to immediately see a urologist. If you tore the opening in the meatus of your penis, you need immediate medical attention. Hopefully you have already been to the doctor since your post last week.
A centimeter is a HUGE amount, like three times the size of the normal opening!
If any help can be had, it MUST be immediate. Do not wait. Go now!View Thread
There are some boxer brief brands that are all elastic, a sort of stretch fabric that has no waistband at all. I can't name the brand.
There are three approaches to varicocele surgery. They each have different risks. Unfortunately all urogenital surgery comes with risks.
The point at which a varicocele becomes painful is the time when surgery should be seriously considered. Otherwise the risks outweigh the cosmetic benefit.
Regardless, stop focusing on boxer briefs and just find some underwear that doesn't cause discomfort. Changing your style is a minor adjustment compared to perpetual discomfort. After most surgery in the scrotum area, very supportive underwear is recommended, even a truss. You might try a truss temporarily to see if the issue is the style of support, and not the waistband.
At least I hope you're talking about waist and not waste, as that would be a different issue altogether.View Thread
Thanks for the response. It has been a few more days and there is no improvement in the pain. I should also mention - the pain is only there when flaccid. Still across the topside of the base of the shaft. Last night I had a lot of trouble sleeping. Obviously I have even thought to try to masturbate or have sex with the pain.
The only relief I really get is when sit in a hot bath.
There does appear to be some hour glass shape to my penis when erect - but I'm not sure if this is new or something I just never noticed before.
My continued concern is the constant pain - the Mobic seems to have very little effect at all.
I guess I should try to schedule another urology appointment. I'm starting to think I might be better off going to a new doctor.View Thread
The pain is probably not coming from your penis, although that's where you felt it. Not uncommonly, sitting too long in a position that impinges some specific nerves, can mis-register pain in your pelvic region.
If the pain did not recur the day after your ride, I'd say sit on a pillow the next road trip in that car.
It's not known that a man has any sense of the size of his prostate without a digital rectal exam. If he did, he wouldn't need the exam. Symptoms related to prostatitis and BPH are different than being able to detect an actual inflammatory state.
Antibiotics are a treatment for infection, not inflammation. If you had bacterial prostatitis or were suspected of it and treated with antibiotics, it often required months of follow-up, as it is very difficult to treat even with strong antibiotics. The antibiotics themselves can cause disruptive symptoms for weeks or months after use. And it's also very important that you restore your normal immune function by taking a good probiotic for at least a month after going through a course of antibiotics.
You should report the occurrence to the urologist who treated your original prostate issue. Just pick up the phone.View Thread
This isn't the information I was looking for, but it starts to go in that direction.
Your GP is not going to know enough about this part of your body to be of any real help. You really must see a urologist. And if the urologist does not identify anything untoward, next see a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction.
First, there's no real benefit to you doing Kegel exercises.
Whatever you may have strained by excessive force in these exercises is likely what is now causing the complicated tremors and unusual muscle response in the area. It may have disturbed the nerve signals that control some of the unconscious movements in this area of your body.
I would separate the reports of bowel movement symptoms as a different issue. They are not very likely be related to your other concerns.
Please see the urologist and then the PFD specialist if necessary after the urologist. And no more weird straining exercises that aren't going to help you.View Thread
Prostatitis does not include the symptoms of bleeding. UTIs in men are rare and are considered immediately life-threatening. Only three things cause them. 1) sticking something in your urethra, 2) poor hygeine, 3) a physical defect [that would have been detected in infancy>.
You need to see a urologist and determine the actual cause of this recurrent problem. Repeating courses of antibiotics is not the long-term solution. And more than the gram-positive test you had done, the doctor should have determined the type of bacteria and sensitivity to specific antibiotics, so the correct treatment could have been applied the first (if not later) times.
A general practitioner does not know enough about penises and your urinary system to help you. You need to see a urologist. And consider this very urgent.View Thread
Same exact thing is going on with me right now my sperm is watery an clumpy, oily, not as sticky as it once was. I know this is all due to having prostatitis but I don't think it cleared up all the way. Been going through this for 7 months now I've taken cipro 2 different times once for 2 weeks and then another time for 6 weeks I think. I have some other symptoms along with this here's a list of mine.
1. Urinary urgency
2. Feeling of not emptying my bladder
3. Weak stream
4. Weak erections
5. Weak morning erection, sometimes none
6. Tense scrotal muscles
7. Change in semen texture
8. Loose, clay stools
I've been talking with counterso for quite sometime about all this in other threads. Is like to know if wendlet was experiencing some of my problems or if anyone else did or is right now and how they got better what antibiotic or treatment. This has been the most stressful thing I've ever dealt with in my life. I'm normally a pretty happy guy but having your dick and other organs in your body not working correctly makes you freaking crazyView Thread
The first time I went to the doctor I had all the symptoms you listed. It was a lil more intense peeing a lot and a bloated gut. I've gotten a tiny bit better since than but I know there is still something wrong which is why I kept going back to see doctors. I haven't been on cipro for 2 months and I do take probiotics to help my stools but if I don't take them for a day or two it goes right back to diarrhea and clay like stools. So I'm pretty sure the cipro is out of my system and not the cause of what happen in the first place and what's still going on. I truly think there is still some bug in me. Do you think I need another antibiotic? I heard bactrim or some other kind penetrates deeper. Just don't know what else to do. I don't want to live the rest of my life like this, I used to be such a happy person now all I do is worry. Besides all my symptoms I live a pretty healthy and active life I'm not over weight, lazy, etc. what do you think my next step should be? Do I try to get a sperm culture?View Thread
Seanh, There is no such thing as a "penis health creme."
Skin is skin and is the same all over your body. The same things that improve skin condition work anywhere on your body. No vitamin-enhanced lotion is going to treat inflammation. Some medicated creams are not appropriate for genital use, but all skin lotions are fine, unless you are allergic.
This question wasn't even about skin. It was about a lump.View Thread
You have ignored me about hijacking someone else's topic.
Your doctor was wrong to prescribe an antibiotic without direct evidence of infection from urinalysis. Taking an antibiotic can cause urinary symptoms including numbness or tingling. Infections cannot be detected if your fluid samples are taken after you take an antibiotic.
Testosterone levels have nothing to do with penile sensations. If you have no symptoms indicating a hormonal imbalance, testing hormone levels is entirely meaningless. "Normal" and "normal for you" are completely separate things, and it is only symptoms that should ever drive testing. When you test T levels, you need to do a saliva test. A blood test is only measuring 1 of 3 key factors, and is not authoritative.
There are any number of reasons you may experience numbness, and if your urologist has not been helpful thus far, it is time to see a neurologist to look for nerve issues.View Thread
You have trained your body to respond to stimulation in a specific body position and using a specific technique. Your body now only responds with an orgasm when you repeat the stimulation pattern that you trained it to enjoy from masturbating a specific way.
Stopping does not retrain your body.
Practice with other techniques retrains your body slowly over time.
Switch hands, positions, pace, and anything else you can vary. Don't focus on orgasm, just train your body to enjoy stimulation in different circumstances.
The trigger to urinate can be alleviated in part by emptying your bladder prior to masturbating. But this usually indicates you are OVER-stimulating your penis and the signals are getting mixed up in your brain as to what response is appropriate.
Keep varying your technique and don't focus on reaching orgasm. You can masturbate plenty without reaching climax. All attempts will work you towards retraining your body to accept many kinds of stimulation. It also doesn't all have to focus on your penis. In 2-3 months of expanding the variety of stimulation, your body should not be nearly so dependent on the one technique you have taught it is "sex."
Please use lubricant. But try sitting, standing, reclining, on your back, on your knees, on your stomach, on your side, eyes open, eyes closed, fast, slow, left hand, right hand, two hands, no hands, one minute, ten minutes, by yourself, with another person, etc.
Do not exceed 20 minutes in any one session. To persist with something longer is not beneficial and will not get you where you want to go.
There's nothing "broken." You've only had the bad habits in how you pursued your goal.
Your situation is not uncommon, but many guys would never talk about it.View Thread
All those organs are located in your pelvic area. The description is probably categorical and refers to how the insurance documents the procedure. What they're looking for has relatively little bearing on what the procedure is called.View Thread
Masturbating without using a lube (one made for the purpose, mind you) is a terrible way to treat your penile...
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Masturbating without using a lube (one made for the purpose, mind you) is a terrible way to treat your penile skin. It can cause severe irritation, bruising, and eventually, even loss of sensation. It's important to choose a water-based lube without fragrances (or flavors) or warming agents that can irritate the skin; and men who do develop chafing problems can benefit from a penis health creme made with Shea butter and vitamin E. These ingredients can soothe and heal, as well as preventing loss of sensation that can diminish your enjoyment in masturbation and sex.View Thread
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