I'm a 24-year-old male, and I've been experiencing slight pain in my penis on and off. Since I was a teenager, I occasionally get painful erections. It hasn't increased in frequency. I find that the pain subsides if I ejaculate, and I had figured this was a normal thing due to an excessive amount of blood swelling in the penis. I also notice that I get erections without being sexually aroused (e.g., I'm not thinking about or looking at anything of a sexual nature), and it occurs to me now that perhaps this isn't supposed to be happening after adolescence. Recently, I've been noticing that there is a stinging sensation directly before, during, and after ejaculation. It subsides within a few minutes, when my penis has gone flaccid. This pain, however, doesn't occur if I ejaculate in the morning or during the day and only seems to happen at night. It doesn't burn to urinate unless I have recently ejaculate or been erect. I haven't been sexually active in over two years, but I've recently been tested for STI's with negative results. I have also had urine tests with no results. I cannot find anything online that fits my symptoms exactly, as everything seems to be about consistent pain as opposed to infrequent pain. There has been no increase in the frequency of my urination. I haven't been using any new detergents or body washes or lubricants. I want to know if I should seek another opinion on this or if I'm experiencing a benign and normal (albeit unpleasant) thing?View Thread
I am an 18 year old male who recently needed to get a kidney stone removed. Its common procedure I guess to...
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I am an 18 year old male who recently needed to get a kidney stone removed. Its common procedure I guess to put a stint in the place of the stone to keep the uriter from collapsing. One thing the urologist did do was attach stitching string from the stint to all the way out my penis then taped to the tip. Now every 4 hours or so I wake up in pain with erections as they pull the stint, and the string itself tugs at my urethra the combination is painful enough to wake me up everytime without fail. I have to keep the stint and the string in for another week is there anything I can do to temporarily stop getting erections in my sleep?View Thread
Hi — I am a 30 year old male with very low libido. I recently had blood work done for total testosterone and free testosterone. While my "total" testosterone levels are within the normal range, my "free" testosterone levels are very low (roughly 6 ng/dl). I was wondering if these tests alone will warrant testosterone therapy or if further tests are needed. (I have been feeling very low levels of libido for roughly 8 months). Also worth mentioning — I am suddenly experiencing male pattern baldness (receding hair line and thinning of the hair)— which seems to contradict the low levels of testosterone. I was wondering if one hormonal problem may be causing both of these issues at once and, if so, what can be done to remediate the issues. Many thanks.View Thread
So on Christmas day I was passing bowels and I have minor chronic constipation and I had just hung out with my girlfriend so I had some blue balls going on. As I pushed to poop it seemed like all of a sudden there was a bulge in the right side of my testicle. So I was pretty frightened so I finished up and went to tell my parents what happened. We all though I might have a hernia. So we got an appointment for my doctor. I continued my normal activities such as indoor soccer, track, and gym class at school. I felt fine for about a week. Then I began to feel discomfort in my pelvis/groin. My testicles began so come up against me. So I got to the doctor and she said she felt a small hernia. She sent me to a hernia specialist and he felt no hernia at all. I am a fit 17 year old boy so he said he would have been able to feel it really easily if it was there. He said it was probably just a groin pull it possible rupture of the vas deferens because I also felt discomfort in my right side vas deferens. He said that I should take it easy for a month or so. I started taking it easy and things got worse. I began to feel uncomfortable in my testicles and my groin/pelvis. The bottom part of my testicles would swell sometimes and that was very freaky because I never had any part of my testicles swell. Then sometimes the bottom would swell and my epididymis along the side of my testicles would swell and where my vas deferens connect to my testicles. So I went back to the doctor and she referred me to a urologist who thought I had epididymitis. He gave me two weeks of antibiotics and that did not work. Then I was given two weeks of prostatic is medicine and a muscle relaxer and this helped a little bit the issue did not go away.
So here I am now taking only ibuprofen. I just got a cat scan yesterday and I am awaiting the results. I still have pain/discomfort in my pelvis and my testicles often come up against me all day unless I sit still on the couch in a blanket nice and warm. School is torture because of all the walking around. Playing my saxophone and doing all my normal physical activity aggravates me. I had stopped doing everything for the past two months. I am not playing my saxophone again which still bothers me a little. Last night I played a soccer game and I took it real easy and I feel okay. My left testicle just does not feel normal and it seems like my left and right testicle react differently. In the shower my right one sometimes comes up against me and my left one hangs loose. If anyone has had a similar experience or knows what I'm going through please help. This has been awful. It's my senior year and I can't play soccer and run track and it sucks. Also I've had to take it easy when it comes to getting erections and stuff. When I get an erection it starts to bother my pelvis. I am able to ejaculate but it is a little bit painful on my testicles. So I think that's everything. Please give any advice you canView Thread
I rubbed clotrimazole 2x daily on my penis and scrotum for two years straight in an attempt to cure a yeast infection (it never worked, I got circumcised last June). I read about 8 months ago that clotrimazole is a potent anti-androgen (specifically, it's a P450 enzyme gets blocked by it) and I was applying it to the site of testosterone production... Within 6 months, I began losing lean weight. I lost around 20 lbs. I also began to have premature ejaculation problems I have never had before. After about a year, my penis began to gradually shrink in addition to my testicles. My testicles are now about two third their former size. My girlfriend noticed this and asked what was wrong.
I talked to the urologist who performed my circumcision (which did nothing to reduce my yeast infection symptoms) and he said that my testicles should regain their former size in about 6 months. It's been 6 months - they've only gotten worse. In addition, my penis and strength has reduced. I've continued to lose lean weight, even my mom noticed that my arms weren't as thick as they used to be. I'm 28 years old.
What the hell is wrong with me? Is there anything that can be done? I am extremely depressed over this. Doctors have been utterly useless.View Thread
Is there an operation to undo the devastation done to my marriage resulting from TURP? I have Parkinson's but...
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Is there an operation to undo the devastation done to my marriage resulting from TURP? I have Parkinson's but at least with Levitra, some kindling of intimacy was possible - even dependable. Now, what is left amounts to tatters and shreds - it's completely depressing.View Thread
I'm a 20 year old male. For the past few weeks, I've suffered some mild discomfort during ejaculation.
It's not a sharp pain, and it's not painful enough that it causes me to stop ejaculating. It's more of a dull cramping feeling in my right testicle. It feels like the sensation of being kicked in the balls, except much less powerful. It starts to occur very mildly when I start stimulating myself, and gets progressively worse until I reach my climax...then it gets much better after this, even while I'm still ejaculating. For a few hours afterwards it's sort of sore, but if I don't touch my testicles thereafter, it goes away completely until I next ejaculate.
Also, throughout the day I sometimes feel some very slight discomfort in my right testicle but it's very difficult to tell if this is in my head because it's so mild.
The first time it happened, it was more severe than now, but not by a huge amount.
I can't really think of anything that could have caused this, and I'm wondering if I should wait longer to see if it improves on its own, or if I should go see a doctor.
I've examined myself for lumps (couldn't find any) and checked the symptoms of multiple things like prostatitus and varicocele but none of their symptoms seems to match mine exactly.
I am 19 years old and uncircumcised. I am taking Buspar for an anxiety disorder and Prilosec for acid reflux I am concerned that I may have injured my penis from rough masturbation. I am currently undergoing treatment for a urinary tract infection, but I am concerned that my symptoms might be resulting from more than just a UTI.
I tend to masturbate more than I should, averaging around 5 times per week, if not more. Three weeks ago, I masturbated twice in one day, with about 30 minutes in between with no lubricant. About two days later, I noticed that my penis didn't feel quite normal - it seemed to hang a little lower when flaccid. The difference was very subtle, however, so I didn't think much of it at the time.
Two weeks ago, while ejaculating, my foreskin became caught under the head of my penis for a few seconds. I removed it without too much trouble. Afterwards, my corona was a bit sore, but there was no discoloration or swelling, and the soreness was gone within a few hours. This has happened before without causing problems.
This may have been around the time my UTI started as well. I have issues with anxiety, which has led to side effects like urinary frequency, which has plagued me for years. When my urinary frequency started increasing, I barely noticed. I felt a slight burning in my urethra, particularly while urinating, as well, but it was so subtle that I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary until much later.
A few days later, I started noticing my erections weren't quite as stiff as they had been near the base. My penis would swell to full size, but would flop loosely at the base. Fearful of causing more damage, I stopped masturbating. I felt some pain at the tip of my penis and on the underside of the base, near the testes. After a few more days, these symptoms were joined by soreness in the scrotum and area behind the testes, making sitting in a normal position uncomfortable. The burning in the urethra had steadily increasing, and I found myself needing to urinate almost every hour. I never developed a fever, but I did feel slightly ill. All of this pain was very subtle, but noticeable and concerning.
At this point (around a week ago), I first noticed a tiny decline in sensitivity. It was very subtle, and I wasn't sure if my mind was playing tricks on me. I masturbated gently one more time, just to see if everything was still working. The erection was reluctant and painful, and ejaculation was accompanied by burning in the urethra. Erections during the night seemed to weaken, feeling softer and more pliable than they should.
I went to see my doctor about three days ago. They took a urine sample, and told me I had a bacterial infection in my urinary tract. My doctor prescribed a ten day trial of Cipro, an antibiotic, and told me that symptoms should go away within 48 hours. Now, 72 hours later, the soreness and burning have reduced, but not gone way, while the numbness and erection issues have not changed. In addition, my penis, when flaccid, feels firmer than it should. This firmness seems to come and go. The urethra and area on the underside of the base of the penis feels tender to the touch. I had my doctor refer me to a urologist, whom I will meet this week.
I'm not proud of it, but this has taken a toll on me mentally - I'm terrified that I may be seeing the first of permanent damage. My heart has been racing almost nonstop for four days, and I'm losing sleep. No matter what I do, I can't get my mind off of this, which isn't helping the erection issue, I'm sure. Is this situation going to improve with time? Could a UTI have caused all of this, or could the UTI have been caused by previous injury? I'm sorry for the long read, but I figured more detail would be better. Any response would be appreciated. [br> Thanks.View Thread
I'm in my mid 20s and About 5 months ago after I urinated and went on my way then I felt a little urine leak...
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I'm in my mid 20s and About 5 months ago after I urinated and went on my way then I felt a little urine leak out a few minutes after emptying. This then continued after every time I went. Doctor did the finger test and checked bladder and everything was fine. Urine test was fine. Put me on Ciprio for a month and it helped the symptoms to the point where I could get just about all of the urine out of my system if I stayed at the toilet an extra 30 seconds( save for a drip or two).
4 months later my symptoms have been unchanged. My only symptoms are
1) after I finish my main stream I will have another small stream and then I just have to stand there wait and shake for a while for the dribbling to stop. Like I said, if I stay at the toilet I can pretty much get all the urine out of my system and won't have but a drop or two after I walk away.
2) very slight burn while urinating
ive been on alfusozin for 3 months and my last visit Dr. Put my on Doxy. I am a week into a month Doxy prescription. Dr is also telling me to take Ibuprofin and take warm baths. Will that really help?
He's telling me all signs point to a form of prostatitis and sometimes it can last a while and that people don't really know how to cure it.
My questions are
1) is it possible this is something other than prostatitis? Maybe urethra narrowing or stricture?
2) What are the chances this problem is with me forever?View Thread
Hi. My mom has a stent from her right kidney to her bladder which is connected to an external bag from her back. She has urine in her exeighty bag but no urine in her bladder although she has urges to pee. We were wondering if her left kidney is working.View Thread
I'm a 21 year old male and I've noticed then even at my most excited, my penis points down and doesn't go "up" all the way.If you check the wikipedia post about erections (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erection) I would say that I am always at the stage 3 of the "Composite image showing the development of a penile erection".Not only does it curve downward, it sort of seems "lazy" as well, as it doesn't point straight out but just sort of hangs... [br>[br>It's firm, but not rock hard, even right before orgasm. The head gets big and the part of the shaft just under that gets plenty firm, but I notice that even at full erection i can FOLD my penis in the middle of the shaft..as if I was only partly erect. [br>[br>Now, let me just say I don't think it's Peyrone's disease or anything because it doesn't get rock hard, like I said, and it isn't painful- I can even straighten out my erection without pain to make it look straight. And the deviation, from what I've seen, is nowhere near the same...like I said, it's curved but it also sort of hangs low at the base, almost like a long and firm flaccid penis. [br>[br>But this made me think the other day- perhaps there's something physically wrong with my penis? I have no problem getting an erection, but could it be that something inside is physically preventing the blood from completely filling the chambers to maximum firmness? Could this account for the "hanging," the thinness and the extreme flexibility of my erection? [br>[br>I have orgasms just fine but I'm worried that I may not be reaching my potential for my partners...or even my own sexual feeling and pleasure. Has anyone ever heard of a penis physically not being able to fill with blood do to some kind of blockage or complication within the chambers???View Thread
a sudden sharp pain starting from penis to some uper part near bladder (not sure) started happening few days...
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a sudden sharp pain starting from penis to some uper part near bladder (not sure) started happening few days back it just start and go within few seconds . happens very rarely but itis very strong what could be it aboutView Thread
Hey sorry if this doesnt belong here, but im pretty sure this does fall under urology.Ive had a lump in my nut for about a decade. Maybe about 5 years ago I went to the doctor and they told me it was most likely a swell, I think they said epiditimitus, and/or testicular torsion, as in the testes have twisted around casing the vein to swell. Lately Ive been getting curious about it again, Ive dealt with the pain which is like walking around with a kick in the nuts every day of my life, and recently Ive noticed the testicle in question hangs a lot lower than the other. Im just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this, and could offer some guidance on what they did about it, or if it was something else entirely. Despite my adversion to doctors I am a bit of a hypocondriac and as so cancer is always on my mind.View Thread
Hello can anyone speak to the differences between the traditional vs nno scalpel method of Vacectomy? There are doctors in my area that do either or. No Scalpel sounds better but is it less effective than the traditional scalpel technique? Is there more risk of the tubes connecting again with no scalpel? Just curious why there doesn't seem to be a consensus method for Vasectomy.View Thread
I am a 45 year old male. All my life I have experienced discomfort somewhere between the base of the penis and the top of the testicles. This discomfort comes and goes. It might not happen for a few months, when it does it seems to last a week or so. The main symptom are spasms that happen every 10-30 seconds. If I probe with my finger way deep down I can feel where the spasm is happening. From looking at charts I think it may be the cowpers gland, or vas deferens. It seems to be a singular structure in the center, it's not a pair of something. The area is also tender. The condition isn't really painful, just annoying. It seems to happen more often after I ejaculate and lasts for a week or so. I don't think it is the cremasteric muscles.View Thread
I've had this unusual problem occurring for the past 9 months. I'm a 21 year old male. This problem occurred...
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I've had this unusual problem occurring for the past 9 months. I'm a 21 year old male. This problem occurred after I had sex with a co-worker last July; I believe it was caused by dry sex and it was quite painful during insertion. Anyways here is my problem: when flaccid, my penis tip always feels wet and cold. It isn't necessarily painful however it is always "there" and constantly on my mind.
Also, whenever I get an erection, if I lightly squeeze about halfway to three quarters up the shaft, I can feel air trapped in the urethra and it makes a noise when I squeeze it lightly, essentially exiting out the tip and making a sticky "fart" sound. This is hard to avoid in general when masturbating. It leaves the entire urethra feeling sore and uncomfortable.
I've seen two urologists and had 2 cytoscopes, I've also had my prostate examined but no fluid tested, besides a urinalysis. I have no idea what the problem can be, and both my urologists have told me I am 100% healthy and that it's probably best to just live with it rather than keep going back and scheduling appointments. I am at a loss as to what to do or what it can be! Any help would really mean a lot,
I started showing symptoms for a UTI on Dec 28th 2014. Went to a Doctor on Jan 3,2015 and they prescribed be with some antibiotics for a week. They also did a urine analysis and it just showed high leukocytes which indicated an infection.
My symptoms were dramatically reduced but were not totally eliminated. I then started having painful erections, sharp pain in the shaft that is more pronounced when I lift the penis up. If the penis remains low there is no pain.
I went to another doctor after having all of my symptoms dismissed. They had me do another urine test, blood work, culture, and prescribed me with a different antibiotic; 8 pills taken at once.
Not really sure whats up here. I will go to the doctor and see what my test results were on Monday. I am assuming I will come up negative for sti's and just have elevated leukocytes again; they should not be very high because I barely have any discharge.
I am going to ask for a referral to a urologist. Still having issues a month after initial symptoms.
Any Ideas? how serious should I be taking this?View Thread
i couldnt resist the urge and masturbated once a week (the last time was last wednesday 1/22) i've noticed that the days after i masturbate i found it difficult to get an erection (but i still could) i also noticed when i stand up with an erection, my erection quickly decreases
hello, So about two weeks ago, I noticed some pain on the right side of my penis when erect that felt like ligaments being stretched. Since then, the situation has slowly gotten worse and the pain that was there only during erections is starting to become constant and it seems to have expanded slightly to the left side of my shaft. Both my partner and I have been tested for STIs and are both negative and I am 29 years old. My first thought was that this may be peyronie's disease but unsure. Thank you for any input about this condition.View Thread
I'm mid 40's, married, monogamous 20 years (wife is faithful too). One month ago, I started to notice irritation at my penis tip from friction with my clothes. Also, occasionally wake up needing to urinate but not able to get stream going without considerable effort. No burning sensation when I urinate.
This went on for a week and got so bad one day while trying to workout, I decided to see doctor. We discussed the possibility of STD, but I told him that was not possible. He did urine dip test, neg for Leuk & Nitrates; said I have low grade UTI and gave me 1 week Cipro, which I took. Did seem to lessen but did not completely go away. Two week later, I had my yearly physical with my regular Doctor and we discussed the previous tests. Told him it was still present and he too asked about STD...said it sounded like classic case of Chlamydia, although I had no discharge, dysuria or fever, just the chronic irritation. All my blood work (and another urine dip) came back normal & negative but it really started to bother me. He too said it sounded like Prostatitis and my "finger" test result was a slightly enlarged prostate, so he said it was common for someone by age to get Prostatitis without known cause but it would pass on it's own. Also, both said it's not something I can pass along to my wife through sex.
While I fully trust my wife, both Doctors saying it sounds like STD worried me so much I had NAA test for Gon & Chlamydia; they both came back negative, which provided some relief. That entire episode of getting tested was incredibly stressful.
Got my results on Friday and felt it was OK to have sex again. Worst decision I have made in some time. Everything seemed normal, we had "standard" vaginal sex (all we ever do) and I went to sleep that night. Saturday morning the irritation was noticeable but not too bad. As the day progressed, it got worse...by Sunday morning I could not wear regular underwear and had to switch to boxers.
Monday it continued to be excessively irritating, so I called urologist; could not get in until Tues afternoon and made appointment. The pain became so severe as the day went on I had to go home from work. Any friction caused burning and at times there was extreme pain that felt like someone was pinching the tip of my penis with their finger nails.
Urologist was not impressed. He gave me thorough exam, looking up close and into the urethra tip...urine test came back negative for everything. He didn't see anything visual that could explain the irritation and his "best guess" is some form of Prostatitis, gave me 2 weeks of Cipro and sent me on my way. I've taken it for a week as directed but this is not getting any better at all. I cannot wear underwear and although I have active work out regime, not going to the gym. I've been certain not to examine myself, nor am I having any sex (masturbation included).
This is unbearable. I'm not certain if the irritation is worse or the not knowing what this is. Ibuprofen helps some if I take it all day, but when it wears off the pain resumes.
So three doctors have examined and see nothing as far as appearances are concerned. All three have seen my (3) negative urine tests and (1) full blood panel from the physical. PSA is also low, .7. I've had STD test, which is outrageous considering 20+ years of monogamy and it came back negative for bacterial STD's anyway. I'd like to tell myself it's only in my head, but the irritation is very real, chronic and at times excessively painful. It's impacting my ability to work and for Christ's sake I can't even wear underwear anymore.
Does anyone have parallel experience or idea what this could be or how to treat it?View Thread
I have been reading a lot of forums about this. But i just cant seem to find something that fits my description. I am 16, sexually active and I don't really masturbate all that much. Maybe 2-3 times a week.
I have a very large, and noticeable, vein on the top of my penis. It goes from the base of my penis, almost to the head. It has been like this for awhile, ever since I had an incident with my penis, and I just haven't thought anything about it. On my first visit my Urologist told me to take E Vitamins. Which I have been, but it hasn't seemed to help the situation at all. This was about, 2-3 weeks ago. I only now started to get really concerned about the enlarged vein on the top of my penis.
I just dont know what to do anymore, and I am really concerned. Is this going to have a permanent effect on my penis? Because of my last incident, my erections haven't been what they use to be. They have shrunk and cant stay erect for a short amount of time without stimulation.View Thread
I have had battles with UTIs off and on for the past 10 years. I have them 3-4 times Ina year, the next year I may have one. Then the following year 3-4 again. And the cycle repeats. I've been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis but I'm not sure what good a diagnosis does me since there's nothing that can be done about it. I think that I have discovered each time I have a UTI, it takes longer and longer for antibiotics and my body to clear up the infection. I think I have also discovered I cannot have diet beverages (because of the aspartame) or dark cola drinks (possibly due to the additives for colouring???). I believe they irritate my bladder. I also feel like there are certain times of the day where my urine can sting/be painful versus other times of the day (maybe depends on what I'm drinking?). I guess I just want to know if anyone else out there has experienced these symptoms or feelings as well. Am I crazy? Am I just consumed with thinkin about NOT wanting to get a UTI that I'm obsessed with every detail? It's very frustrating, painful and miserable to consistently get these. I find myself literally needing two days off from work to recover from a bladder infection because I am in that much agony. I feel like a fool because people would look at me and think I don't look sick...but little do they know the suffering endured with a UTI. I don't like having to go on antibiotics for every infection as I'd rather put as little drugs in to my body as possible. But what other alternative do I have? Just putting this out there...please other UTI sufferers, tell me I'm not crazy????View Thread
I have two problems which are really distressing and I can't take it much longer. I have a tiny bit of cloudy white liquid that comes out of the penis at it burns so bad. This is a very and spontaneous and either happens every other week or every few months or so. I can't stand this anymore and I don't know what it is. My other problem is separate from my other problem but it's a shooting pain that shoots from mid way of my penis all the way to the head of my penis. This varies in pain, sometimes it's just an annoyance and other times it stings when it happens. And again this is a vet spontaneous thing and happens ever other week or every few months. I will clarify that I am 19 years old, still a virgin and have had no sexual contact with anyone and I also only ever drink water and don't drink any alcohol, tea, coffee, fruit juice etc and only water. Oh and this has been happening for around two years so far.View Thread
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