I've been having a seemingly non-serious problem that has been bugging me for a month. The main symptom is that of mild pain/numbness in the upper corona of penis. The penis just doesn't feel a 100% right. It seems a bit dead. I am having no problems getting erection or ejaculating.
It started a month back due to rough masturbation. I probably used a hard grip, no lube and went back-to-back, probably thrice.
Anyway, went to a doc and told him everything. He discovered another problem and gave me an anti-fungal. However, it flared up (turns out it was candidal balanitis) and I had to change the anti-fungal, and 10 days later the infection was gone.
However the pain and the redness/purplish coloration on the corona is still there. My doc tells me there is nothing to worry about, but I'm afraid he's not probing enough.
In summary: Pain/numbness in corona of penis. The corona is redder/purple. Penis feels lifeless. (it doesn't rise when I pull my legs in) No problems with erections/ejaculation
Yes the urologist has looked at it, and thought that the inflammation was due to a skin infection. Dermatologist gave me a clean chit. So I went back to the uro and he put me on a dose of B12.
You could be right on the lingering inflammation; however it's close to 7 months with little but definite improvement.
I suspected thrombosis because I noticed the elevation of 2 dorsal blood vessels at the base of the glans, which was not there before. This elevation is probably normal for some folks, but for me they appeared only after the rough masturbation. Also the pain and tenderness radiates from this region of the penis. As for the numbness I think the body can feel only one sensation at a place. So if a place is inflamed, one can't really feel pleasure there.
I am obviously at a loss to understand what's going with my body and just waiting out at the moment.View Thread
I thought I'd add an update. I have visited a GP, a urologist and a skin specialist. All have told me that nothing is wrong.
The uro prescribed B12 injections for my symptoms. I have seen significant improvement on the numbness front after taking B12 injections. The numbness now is 99% gone. Thank heavens
However, the pain at the corona is still not gone. I am wondering what the cause could be. I am staying away from sexual activity. I would love to get a definitive diagnosis. Could it be a thrombosed vein or something? There is a small raised ridge where the glans meets the shaft, which wasn't there before.
I believe I have been having this problem due to the rough masturbation. How long does it take to restore sensation (I know this is a difficult question for anyone to answer without any tests). Is there some medicine that will help me apart from using a lube while masturbation?
There has been a small but definite improvement in a month. Is there a possibility that I might have caused some permanent damage?