Hello, I fell asleep with a constricting device around my penis, the erection poked through and must have lasted several hours. the constriction point was in the middle (circumcision scar )
After releasing it, I stopped having spontaneous erections and realized then that a vein under my shaft had practically turned black ( varicose vein). I could only get erections through mechanical stimulation but the corpus spongiosum , where the affected vein was, would always remain "empty" and so would the glans.
Months have passed, I saw a urologist a month after the incident, who gave me small doses of Cialis to take every day and things have only worsened : ALL the veins of my penis are now enlarged/dark/varicosed, it seems like even the deep dorsal vein is affected as I can clearly see it through my skin.
I now have horrible pain whenever I touch my penis, intercourse has become impossible even with ED meds because it's too painful, I avoid masturbation as well because it results in pain and hardening of my penile veins.
WHen I run or jump I get a burning sensation, when I lay down the tip of my penis is very cold.
No more spontaneous erections, Cialis gives me nocturnal ones but if I touch them I'm in excruciating pain. I've tried leaving the area alone for 15 days, I've tried stopping Cialis but neither works.
I'm only in my 20s and it seems like my sex life is already finished...I have another appointment with the urologist in a month and a half but I feel let down , first time I saw him he did not even ask for an echodoppler ultrasound and my problems have become so much worse since...I don't know what to do.
I thought perhaps I had fibrosis or blood clots that kept the blood from flowing to the head of my penis and damaged all my veins? Has anyone ever experienced something similar? Is there any hope for recovery? Dialogue with the urologist I saw is very difficult...And what research I did on varicose veins is that the only way to treat them is to remove them, but having a penis without veins doesn't seem to be an option...View Thread
A little update : no the situation has not been fixed at all, erectile dysfunction is getting worse,at this moment there's no way to repair veins it seems ( I will ask if a stents are an option at my next doctor appointment but I don't think it will be), whatever thrombosis I may have had would be fixed by now. My problem is worse ...View Thread
I suspected Mondor's disease but it has already been 4 months and things have only been getting worse even after I rested completely for 4 weeks, taking AINS. I think I may also have a fibrosis ( damaged erection chambers) because the corpus spongiosum does not inflate at all and my erections (which are mostly drug dependant now) slightly retain the shape of the constriction device, an hourglass. Of course neither of these things are visible when I'm not erect so it's easy to dismiss during a quick doctor visit.
The pain is most intense at the area where I first had the black vein ( underneath the penis, mid shaft to glans), it feels terrible when even the slightest pressure is applied, especially if I'm erect I get pain for 4-5 days afterwards and I immediately have to stop doing anything, that's the reason why I said my sex life was probably over. The nature of the pain here is a burning sensation, I get the impression that there's a big issue with the blood flow. The veins on top of my penis hurt as well as if they were "pulled" and inflamed, they are now well dark and varicosed, they stay hard for several days if I attempt anything with my penis and I also have a pulsating artery that stays hard when I go "soft" and is very painful. Overall my penis is harder than before when flaccid, even without considering the hardened veins.
Erections hurt a lot less when they are not touched but they still create pain when they go down, although it's not in any way comparable. I don't have any when I don't take the Cialis.
What worries me the most is the worsening condition of my veins, like I said it started with only a few inches of veins being varicosed under the shaft and now the whole penis has become like that. The almost constant "cold" sensation is rather new as well and came when all the veins started to worsen, I really don't know what to do...Sex is not possible, masturbation is not possible, hot showers are painful, exercise creates too much discomfort...
As for lumps or discoloration, the area around the constriction seems to be getting darker as well but I'm not sure it's significant. There are a lot more cords and lumps on top of my penis when I get erect, the veins are very prominent and dark and make my dick look like it's being dissected, it was seriously scary the last time I tried to have sex.
I will try to find a urologist quickly, I hope he won't be too dismissive as the first one kept me for barely 5 minutes, I really did not expect things to get so much worse than they already were after this accident. This is very difficult to deal with and there seems to be very little hope.
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