He doesn't mean there is a method or test, he just means the doctor looks at it and can tell the difference, like you can tell the difference between a British accent and that of someone from Kentucky. Unfortunately, you will just have to go to more Urologists, I and many others know the frustration intimately.View Thread
Counterso, I wrote "on and off".....I used it for the first couple months straight, then didn't use it much after that, I would throw it on every now and then. The steroid on the other hand, I have been using that for the last 3 months, I use it 7 days on, 4 days off.....I'm not really sure if that's alright. But I haven't gotten any side effects so far, and I doubt side effects would suddenly start after I stopped using it. In any case it helps the healing for me, things are still getting better, albeit obviously very slowly. What puts my back is erections or ejaculating, which I'm sure is because it stretches the inflamed tissue.View Thread
If you are still using the sunshine cream, I would lay off it and reevaluate. After a year of on and off use of it, I can say I think it makes things worse (for me), the SL part of my injury at the corona is never red/inflamed looking unless I use that and it stays red until I shower and wash it off.
naproxen is a topical NON STERIODAL cream. I would go and ask the uro for a steroid, which may help a lot more.
I figured that is how they would do the surgery, degloving the penis, which isn't something I would want to jump at. But at the same time I fully understand how insane not being able to have erections makes you. It's so much worse than just not being able to have sex/masturbate. You have to shut out every arousing thought.....puke. I'd just like to say though that after I made things really bad for myself. after 3 months, things hadn't really changed much. After seeing many peoples dick injury accounts, it seems to take a really long time to heal things. Good luck if you decide on the surgery. I'm glad you found a doctor that would listen and consider surgical intervention.View Thread
Not busting nuts is not going to inflame your prostate. Maybe you have a prostate infection.
"but for myself I'd rather have a healthy libido with a small lump on my penis than a perfect looking penis with no sex drive."
......yeah, to each their own, this is exactly what I used to think too. Before the horrorfest began. It's not about lumps or perfect penises, it's about injury, inflammation and dysfunction.
In any case, think of all the different situations people are in, think of monks or whatever, not everyone is perpetually ejaculating. Jimmy and Tommy didn't go find a quiet spot to peel one off after the gassing stopped in the trenches at Verdun......
I hate every second of this. All I want to be doing is fvcking. But this is the situation. And I can say I'm 95% sure if I left my dick alone years ago after the initial injury, this would have never happened or turned chronic. I know what doesn't help, and that is touching it. But that's just me.....View Thread
I just typed a reply about the size of Counterso's last post, and accidentally deleted it. Sucks, as I thought it one of my better posts. I also believe Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (non-bacterial prostatitis) causes or makes the lymph congestion more chronic, as there have been a few people here with both and I've noticed others on other sites. I would stay away from pressing on your abdomen searching for trigger points as that was what started things getting much worse for me. I beleive I mistook a lymph node for a trigger point and worked it hard. Things got worse. Stretching my abdomen makes things worse. Even like 4 months ago I didn't like stretching my arms over my head or sleeping like that as the stretch on my abs made the pain worse.
I would personally put this as the worst health problem next to CPPS and fibromyalgia any day. the latter two do not have inflammation and tissue destruction as a cause. the lymph problem does. obviously if someone has INFECTIOUS prostatitis (which most don't), then obviously that is very serious.View Thread
I agree I wish people would come back and report when they get better, it's little to ask.... The cream doesn't make the symptoms get better immediately for short periods. It allows the body to heal itself quicker in the longterm. But I use it on the diffuse hard swelling I have, not on the lymph channel.
I'm pretty sure my dick got so inflamed the skin started peeling. That is the most probable case. My skin over this situation looks absolutely fine now. It used to be somewhat red but not any more. Is your injured spot swollen at all, or just red?View Thread
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