Second, it's a terrible idea to leave something suspicious on your penis for years without visiting to your doctor. Since you have seen one now, you should be reassured. But I'm surprised you don't know more about your own body, indicated by some of the things you have said. I'm not sure why you would not go back to the doctor for more help. You only get one penis, and once it's broken, the opportunity to fix it typically is only immediately after the injury, not weeks, months, or years later.
Men's testicles always hang at a different height. This is so one does not smash the other when sideways pressure is applied. You may also, as your doctor pointed out, have a varicocele, which is very common. It is not the cause of a difference in height where they hang. About 1 in 30 men develop a varicocele. And unless it is painful or is causing a problem with fertility, it should not be treated. Varicoceles can be caused by repeated injury to the groin, or for no apparent reason at all. They are not dangerous, and they have nothing to do with normal masturbation.
There is nothing bad that will happen if you never masturbate in your whole life. So get that idea out of your head right now. You can stop masturbating for years and it won't affect anything medically. Your penis will not be affected by you not touching it. You may not want to hold back, but desire is different than what your body medically requires. You will never lose your ability to masturbate. And if you think that masturbation must only involve your penis, you are limiting your options.
If you have inflammation on your penis, you MUST stop masturbating until your penis has been fully healed for at least a whole week. This means no checking to see if things are "okay" every few days, and no testing to see if it is partially better. Every time you masturbate, you are re-injuring your penis, if it has an inflammatory condition.
To know it's safe to return to normal sexual behavior, you should be able to clearly see that everything has returned to it's normal state and shape without any stimulation. If it's not clear, then continue to wait. If you have any pain, continue to wait.
Since it sounds like you have continued to restart the inflammation process for the past few years, getting better then getting worse after each time you irritate your penis with more masturbation. You may have permanently damaged your penis by never letting it heal. I do not know this for sure.
Your description sounds like scar tissue has formed, either from lymphangitis that was irritated for such a prolonged period of time, or that a lymphocele formed when a lymph channel burst, and the fluid was never absorbed, so it calcified and became a mass. This is not normal, and a calcification like this should be removed surgically so it does not continue to irritate your penis. I am surprised that the doctor would not have recognized this condition, so either your doctor was not a urologist, or your description does not give the full details of what's going on.
Since you are reporting pain in your groin, this might be associated with the varicose veins in your scrotum. If you have further injuries like while playing football, the varicocele can increase in size and become more bothersome. If you do feel pain related to this, the urologist should surgically correct the varicocele so you can stop having pain.
The most important message here is that you have to do two things: 1) stop masturbating until you solve the problem completely, no excuses, and 2) go back to the urologist to correctly diagnose the mass on your penis and have it removed if necessary, also the varicocele corrected if it is causing you pain.
These may not be your favorite options, but if I am interpreting your description correctly, these are the correct steps to healing your penis and scrotum issues.View Thread
No, I'm sorry. There are no pathways to nerve regrowth if that was an issue in surgery. Considering that transplant likely saved your life, in comparison, most medical professionals would agree that something optional like recreational sex is worth a sacrifice. It is not that you cannot have sex, but that it's not as enjoyable.
Transplant surgery is MAJOR surgery. Any number of things afterward could complicate your sexual function. It can be as basic as the trauma to the area, a side-effect of anti-rejection medication, or simply that the kidneys are the source of Chi for reproductive functions.
It would make absolute sense to an Eastern doctor that kidney failure or replacement would knock down your reproductive function dramatically if not completely.
The list of risks probably covered known and unknown risks. Not calling out orgasms is not a failure to disclose.
Prostatitis, if that's what you have, is complicated and can be very difficult to treat. With reduced kidney function it may be even more difficult to treat with drugs. Your urologist should be made aware of your concerns both of sexual sensation and prostatitis, and also be enlightened by the kidney transplant.
While any infection or inflammatory condition should be treated with seriousness, the reduction in orgasmic sensations is frankly trivial compared to kidney failure. I am surprised to hear you would expect your life to be exactly the same after such major surgery.View Thread
Milcro, There is no cure except your body's natural healing process, so the assistive measure of the steroid cream is only partially helpful, and the underlying condition still needs to resolve itself. Continue follow-up with the urologist if you need further prescription support, but the steroid will not cure it, and the antibiotics are probably more harmful than helpful if you don't actually have any infection. Regardless, please take a good probiotic after completing the antibiotic regiment to repair the damage to your immune system that antibiotics will do. This will help prevent secondary infections like yeast that might aggravate your situation.
Before ever considering a circumcision, consider a notch. While the swelling of your foreskin and around the corona of your penis is annoying and probably somewhat painful, it does not automatically warrant circumcision just because the area is inflamed.
Stop stressing. That does not help your body's healing process in any way. And realize that inflammation is a 3-stage process that requires some number of weeks or months to resolve in this part of your body. Your best course of action is to be hands off. If the steroid cream is helping, continue to use it, but don't irritate your penis when applying.View Thread
If the situation does not improve in the next two weeks, it is likely important to see a urologist to make sure nothing more serious is wrong. You may decide to make an appointment now, and then cancel if the situation has noticeably improved. That way you are not waiting additional weeks for an appointment.View Thread
I'm sorry, there's no way to clearly assess what's going on with the limited description you have provided. Although you may not expect it, it is your job to insist that the doctor assess the situation while the condition is visible. If you need for him to see it when your penis is erect, then get it erect and show him the area concerning you.
I'm not familiar with the capabilities of MRI or other scan when it comes to the soft tissue of the penis. Soft tissue is notoriously difficult to see on scans.
If a lump formed, the time to address it would have been early during its occurrence. If it is something like a lymphocele that later calcified because it was not resorbed, this will not go away, and may require a surgery to remove if you are experiencing pain. Thrombosis must follow a vein. It's also unlikely to last for years.
My guess is the former, from the vague description you have provided. I'm sorry to send you back to the urologist, but please be very directive to make sure the condition is seen. And if it requires an erection, then do that.View Thread
Men don't get UTIs except for three rare reasons. 1) you stick something in your urethra 2) you are incontinent and stay in soiled underwear 3) you have a physical abnormality, which would have been noticed when you were a child with chronic infections
Most likely you just injured yourself from masturbation that was not well lubricated and too vigorous. You may have torn some of the soft tissue or connective tissue in your penis, and this may take a few weeks to heal if you leave the area alone for that long.
Any pain in your penis is likely to interfere with erections. Your body unconsciously considers pain as a signal that it's not safe to reproduce and create children, and doesn't know the difference between sex for recreation and sex for procreation. If your body feels unsafe or injured, one of the things it may do is reduce the function of your reproductive system.
As I suggested, it's likely a minor and temporary issue. Please treat your penis gently in the future. And refrain from masturbating or having sex until your penis feels completely normal for a whole week, so you don't accidentally re-injure it. If the pain increases or you see any blood, make a prompt appointment with a urologist to determine if the injury was more significant.
As long as you are not bleeding, and the pain does not increase, nor do you see any bruising or swelling, you're probably okay.
There are a number of things that can trigger the sensation of internal pelvic pain. While you'd think that masturbating the external organs would not change something internally, the problem is that the density of nerve endings in the genital area nerve plexus can cause your brain to incorrectly register the location of the issue triggering a pain response. You might feel something at the tip of your penis that is actually at the root, and vice versa, as an example.View Thread
Vasectomies, while common, are (as I wrote in the other forum regarding this question you asked) still risky. All genital area surgery is considered traumatic, and carries some risk of permanent changes aside from the vasectomy's benefit.
A correctly performed vasectomy should have no effect on testicular size. The only cord being severed is the spermatic cord, not the blood vessels. Reversal should not change this, and carries with it a repeat of the risks of surgery.
If you are concerned about the change in appearance of your testes and any consequences of surgery, you should promptly take these up with the urologist responsible for your surgery. This is part of after-care. You should always report any unexpected occurrences to the doctor who was involved in your surgery right away.View Thread
Slayr, if you have a lymphocele in your penis, a GP will not be able to address it. You can still see a urologist without going to a GP first, and I recommend it, particularly because if you have a persistent lymphocele that is not going away on its own, you may need it drained or removed so it does not calcify and become permanent. If you have to see a urologist outside of insurance, do so. You only get one penis.View Thread
Milcro, Yes, the condition can last for many months. If you have not had resolution within 2-3 months and you have not seen a urologist, it's time to do so to make sure there are no complicating issues.View Thread
Any issue with your testes should always be directly addressed with a urologist. Your GP has next to no knowledge of that system. And since you had surgery, it's even more relevant that the urologist continue to follow up with you on any issues you may perceive in that area. Genital area surgery is prone to complications because all surgery there is considered traumatic. Even a simple vasectomy can lead to permanent differences in erectile function. ONLY your urologist can address these types of questions.View Thread