Ultrasound is THE METHOD of diagnosing penile vein thrombosis (mondor's disease).....virtually every study on google you find, that is the case. If your doctor gives you problems, print out some of those studies. So I think having the ultrasound is a good way of knowing if it is thrombosis or a lymph problem (the latter I beleive, but not certain, wouldn't show up)......... I believe the differential diagnosis between those two and also peyronies is why they use ultrasound in the first place.
1 year update......(since I made a chronic problem exponentially worse) Dick still fvcked, EXTREMELY depressed, not sure what to do as the swelling/inflammation is there but visibly very minimal, and since this seems to be different than anything that has happened to any other human being, I CANT GET A DOCTOR TO BELIEVE ME. I can barely function whatsoever. People think I'm going nuts. I can't live without this problem resolving.....
HOW DOES THE TISSUE NOT HEAL ITSELF? HOW DOES INFLAMMATION STICK AROUND LIKE THIS?
All I ever see is people recovering from this stuff, all over the internet. It's ridiculous. How many people on this thread have come and gone. Many not even heeding the advice given. I've seen people develop erection problems from jelqing or whatever, but I've never (other than thatguy) seen anyone have pain/inflammation/swelling over long periods of time.
All I do is just search the internet hoping to find something, but I never do.......The worst part is knowing if I didn't mess with it, there is possibly a good chance it would have gotten better, and now a year after doing that it is still way worse, and a more complicated situation.
I have what is likely the same as you, the hard tender chord that goes the entire length of penis, beside dorsal vein. And also have a strange feeling which can be somewhat painful when loosing an erection. I beleive since the chord is inflamed when it is being stretched (tugged) by erection or compressed it can cause that sensation, unlike if it were un-inflamed and elastic.
I am not even 100% sure in MY case whether the hard chord is lymphangitis or thrombosis (Mondor's)....... unfortunately there aren't many pictures of penile thrombosis, and MOST of them labelled as such are actually lymphangitis. Somehow even the literature gets these mixed up.
Please keep us updated if the situation changes for BETTER OR WORSE.View Thread
Thats good to know about neurologists, though (and I know I'm not a doctor,but) my problem is definitely inflammation that for whatever reason, will not go away. I have a hard extremely thin chord that goes from base to glans, a lump (which is what I was pressing on) and slight lymph swelling under the glans (which if I were to have a bunch of erections and ejaculate a few times, will inflate to the classic look of lymphangitis.
That is what sets me back. I had a couple nocturnal orgasms a few days back, and they hurt in that lump. and the lymph swelling and the whole overall situation gets worse for days. It is when the lump is being stretched, like with erection or ejaculatory pulses (which really hurts) that things get worse.
I believe that the lump is swelling of the dartos fascia, which has gotten much smaller but there is this extremely small spot within the lump which is still very tender. IT and the lymph problems are related, if it gets bothered, the chord and the lymph swelling also are affected. ITS SO MESSED UP. So "I" can see the swelling, but sometimes not, depending on how my dicks hanging, because thats so variable, and when I'm all anxious at the doctor's office, you can't see nothing. Though I will say my GP said he could feel the lump, but in the 5 or so weeks since I seen him I think it's gotten better to the point one couldn't now.
I could make my symptoms so much worse if I were to start stretching my abdomen, or pulling up on the musculature of the abdomen, or the muscles over the pubic bone. The dartos fascia in the penis extends right up pretty much to the abdomen. Stretching always made things much worse, since forever. That's why I always thought this was a muscle problem caused by CPPS. Before I made this really bad, I was pressing on what I thought was a muscle knot in my abdomen, which I think now was a lymph node, quite a lot over a few days, and it made things so much worse, like the hard chord, not just the lump, got really hard. When I pressed on it I could feel it all the way through the chord and right in the lump. It felt like it was being pulled on. VERY STRANGE STUFF. And as we know even after that I didn't learn my lesson of not to press on stuff.
AND HERE I AM 11 months later..................
I took some video with my phone, of the chord, which can be seen because it pulses. If like before, I was able to beat off without much problems after, I could get that chord much more visible/inflamed.View Thread
Ok, Well that really is the problem, is to them, I AM the hypochondriac who thinks his penis is shrinking. I have had pain and extreme inflammation over a long period of time, but they won't be able to really see or feel anything, and it doesn't get better. My problem is quackish, I'm sure, to an outsider looking in. That's a big part of what makes my situation so excruciating. I can't get help, because my situation is exceptional. And as far as I know no way to test for swelling or inflammation. Ultrasound won't pick this up. So they can't see it, feel it or test for it......This guys a nut.
My only hope is it goes away, thank god for that steroid cream and the little boost it gives me. Other than that I would be more than happy and relieved to be taken out to the barn and Old Yeller'd.View Thread
Counterso, I have a question for you about calling doctors. You always mention, like in a couple posts ago, calling your own doctor and asking a question, or calling a whole wack of urologists to get a feel of what they may have to offer etc. Is this something people do? I don't understand. Isn't that what an appointment is for? How do doctors have time in their day to take random people's phone calls? I just can't see calling a doctors office and saying to the receptionist. "I'd like to talk to the doctor, please!", and them being like, sure we'll fix you right up. I'd imagine them just saying I'd have to make an appointment. But what do I know.View Thread
If you're running around and your penis is flopping around and rubbing against other material there is a good chance that would prolong the inflammation. I would just use your own judgement on how bad your own situation is on whether you want to curtail the sports. (how inflamed/painful, swollen etc.)View Thread
Went to the urologist today, what a useless twat this guy was...... He wants me to do an ultrasound, he thinks I have peyronies, on a hunch. That was by far the most useful part.
Do you think there is any use in going for the ultrasound Counterso?........
His most pressing questions were if I snort drugs or have orgies......what? I would not be able to explain my situation freestyle, so I wrote what I thought was a succinct letter, and let him read it. He didn't listen to a thing. I gotta go back to the GP to find a better Uro. Another think I will do is get a really good camera and take pictures of this hard chord so I have proof of it. It's the only way I think.View Thread
Thatguy, I'm always getting better just excruciatingly slow. The topical steroid really helps and hasn't done anything to my skin, I've been using it for a month and a half on and off. I'd sure be happy to have a second chance at life by summer.
MFDOOM, it ain't any easier for me than anyone else to not wack off for almost a year. It's just there is no choice if I do I'm ruined. But really that is the last thing I'm thinking about in this situation.View Thread
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