man up....and also read my thread "probable mondors for several years", if you want to feel better about your situation. I would give ANYTHING to go back to being your age and a doctor to tell me to "leave it alone" instead of the stupidity they spouted, and not to have lived with this sh-- for so long. Unfortunately I had much more pressing health problems than this that I gave precedence to(even though this is horrible). I'm 5 months in since I've wacked off. I'm completely out of my mind...but I couldn't give a sh-- about masturbating, that's for sure.View Thread
I have come to the conclusion that I ruptured possibly multiple lymph channels when I was pressing on the hard swelling 5 months ago, the swelling I was pressing on felt flat after I did it, and I wasn't gentle about it at all. You mentioned that if it was a rupture the swelling would spill into an undefined area, and generally that is what happened within a half inch space.
That is the only possibility as this has gone on too long and is too easily reinjured. If a lymph channel swelling takes so long to get better, I can only imagine one thats been broken.
The swelling is right where there are a tangle of small channels, as per that photo, which goes with your point of "an intersection of channels that swells like a pocket" I think I took out a bunch of channels and I no longer get adequate lymph flow as every time I unintentionally make it worse, even slightly, my entire penis gets slightly swollen and it feels like there is fluid underneath the skin, everywhere.
I HATE playing doctor, but I'm sure I'd have to see several before one would even listen to me, and I have serious doubt the one I'd see at John Hopkins would be any different.
How am I seemingly the only person this has ever happened to, even before I screwed up massively and made it so much worse, I've yet to find anyone who has had the same symptoms, or any mention of said symptoms on the net.View Thread
You don't really have the need to masturbate after a while at all, your body just shuts down. Mostly if your in pain. Anyway, I'm about 5 months in, and I'm nowhere near totally healed (if I ever will). Just revel in the fact your situation will resolve, at some point. And don't jerk it or it won't resolve, I know, I've had the sh-- for nearly a decade.View Thread
Quercetin w/ bromelain as well as in mixtures with other ingredients is frequently used to treat both BPH and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome/PFD/ Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (all the same thing). You may actually resolve all your symptoms with just this one supplement. This supplement is a staple but may take a couple months to have effect.View Thread
Hi A diminished urine stream (and the others) is a pretty common symptom of prostatitis, and will be caused by myofascial trigger points in the pelvic muscles (generally in the 12'oclock area, if you don't understand all the better) As is generally the case prostatitis is NOT caused by a bacterial infection in the prostate but by tight muscles in the pelvis.
I'm guessing since you're posting here that you are not a member over at chronicprostatitis.com, go there, pay the $20 admission to the forum and learn. Also pick up the book "A headache in the Pelvis" by Dr. David Wise.
If this is all new to you, that is great because your symptoms are relatively tame ( as much as it may not seem that way), and with a little effort and learning on your part you should be back to normal in possibly a few months. But this is a lifelong battle and stress plays a major key.View Thread
Sorry, I take back the question in my first post, the answer to which is obviously I am totally screwed. Lately since all this has been happening I have been somewhat fascinated with the hypothesis of a milder form of diffuse fibrosis being the cause of erectile dysfunction . And how more than a few studies suggest daily PDE-5 inhibitors can possibly stave off and even ameliorate the fibrosis, effectively curing physiological ED. Just like they use after prostate surgery.
They aren't sure of the route, I'm wondering if Pentoxifylline may also work. This diffuse fibrosis is exactly what I would expect to happen from chronic inflammation like I have had for years. Obviously just a hunch.
Also, might you have any links or something to read about these lymph "node" swellings. the channel inflammation is not the problem it is this hard swelling in line with the channel. I cannot find anything about this on the net.View Thread
Hi Counterso, I would just like to know what your opinion is on if this situation does not get better. What are my options if any. I'm going on about 4.5 months now, things are still pretty bad/inflamed. erections are still quite uncomfortable. The bad spot is so easily re-injured, taking my pants off the other day hit it slightly and made the situation worse, I'm in a constant state of fight or flight thinking something is going to injure me around every corner. And just baggy pants can make the situation slightly worse. Just sitting doing nothing all day is really the only way things don't get worse. I generally think the I have to quite my job as the only solution and sit around all day but it's the only good thing I have going for me. And that may not work. The problem is not visible at all really, I can just barely see it but I sure can feel it. My penis is totally fried but a urologist would not only say he can't see anything but there's no way to test for anything as far as I know. I just don't know what to do I'm going insane.View Thread
Sclerosing lymphangitis does not have to be under the head as it seems most have it. mine goes all the way from the base and has a lump in it. and it pulses (part of it anyway). But I also have the classic swelling under the head, showing that it can be much different than is usually explained, but it is definitely lymphangitis. It may not be that in your case so you should see a urologist, especially if it is sore, and since it is sore you don't want to make it worse so NO masturbating/sex or pressing on it.
Is the swollen part clear? As in not blue like a vein?