First off, i want to say i have searched EXTENSIVELY for the exact issue i have and have been flooded with similar yet not the same scenarios (cysts, peyronies, PPP's, plaque..etc..none of which fit my description).
Me: 27, 2 sexual partners in last 6 years,in long term relationship now, with little sex and too much masturbation -very active and fit, no history of STDs
The symptoms: -BB sized bump on right side of penis (about the size of a pepper ball). Halfway up the penis shaft when erect..NOT right below the head like others have.Nor is it near the base. -Tends to be smaller when flaccid, grows with erection -it can move slightly but not attached to outside of skin, it's underneath -when pressed on does not reduce in size -painless, colorless -sometimes its not there and read below for how i can make it "disappear"
When did it happen -after an extended period of vigorous masturbation. It gradually became more prominent and began to really notice it right around where my fingers end when im gripping my shaft. -i've had it for over 6-8 months now -saw my GP he said it was nothing to be concerned about & couldn't feel it at the time on my flaccid penis. He said we could ultrasound it but that would probably be inconclusive.
Now the kicker.. i have what appears to be almost a horizontal elevated area (under skin) right around where the bump shows up on the right side (coincidence,don't think so)..it appears to be almost like a hernia (i mean obviously i cant see it).but if i press the bump into the right spot around this area the bump goes away completely..almost like it goes into the "torn area". You can press on the bump in the wrong spot and it sticks around..i found you have to almost pull the skin tight toward the tip of the penis and then press on it with your thumb around the area and it will disappear into it. I would then masturbate and not even feel it, but it "slips" back out sometimes and comes back. It is very difficult to get the bump to go away without an erection as finding that area is difficult.
Will this ever heal? I have not found anything on hernias on the penis shaft itself but i am almost certain that's what it is.Maybe you can tell me if you have heard of this before? It is not a PPP, nor does it seem like PD at all from the numerous articles i have read, it's not a cyst (no discoloring or pain), nor does it seem like plaque as it grows with erection. Would this require surgery to fix?
I have an unhealthy addiction to masterbaition i'll admit, and i'm positive that's what cause this. Sometimes i'll masturbate for hours, even if it's just squeezing my penis between my thumb and fingers, which is what i think caused this and another problem i just got.
The second problem i am fairly confident is sclerosing lymphangitis which you have described in numerous other posts. After a prolonged masturbation yesterday, i felt a hard guitar-string-like lymph vessel appear on the top side of my penis extending from the pubic base to the top of my foreskin (i am circumcised), a little to the right of center but not much (can you please tell me what this lymph vessel is called so i can refer to it when i get my appointment to a urologist?). After the masturbation, the corona area swelled..not excessively but i could tell by looking at it..and now i feel this guitar string like vessel is quite prominent even when penis is soft. I read that i should stop masturbation and sex, and hope it goes away. It's colorless(not blue or red or anything) and feels about the diameter of the third guitar string.
My penis is falling apart what the hell do i do? Can you answer some of the question i have in bold please? This has been weighing on me heavily and affecting my person life at home and work.
First of all thank you for the detailed reply. Prompt, detailed and sobering. I'd like to ask a follow up on your cyst diagnosis. Do cysts grow in size with increased blood flow? Or are they always the same size.I ask because I feel like this one gets marginally larger when my penis is erect..but I would see how it being erect could make it more prominent. So it sounds like if its a cyst then I'm going to have it potentially forever, fun times. I had a gp check me out not a urologist.it was very awkward I must admit amd I felt like he knew nothing about its possible diagnosis.
As for the lymph vessel sweeling I really hope that goes away as that feels even more strange then the little bump. And its actually moderately painful to touch near the corona where it seems to be swollen the most.
I guess now is the time to change something I've done my entire life as far back as I can remember. Jesus I can remember masturbating when I was 4-5 years old. People reading this can judge as they may..but I do hope this helps someone like me feel less alone with their problem.seems like I'm the only one with this bad of an addiction.
Thanks again doctor..I am very appreciative of the time you took to respond. Says a lot about your character trying to help people online when there is no financial benefit to you for doing so.View Thread
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