No, you're wrong. It is simply lymphangitis. They are not veins, they are lymph channels, and so long as it is the lymph channel that is inflamed, whatever portion, it is not a lymphocele. A lymphocele occurs when the wall of the lymph channel bursts and it leaks out into the skin. It will no longer be in a narrow channel shape at that point.
All the advice you need is in this thread, previously detailed. Please just go back through and read what's been said.
Lymphangitis is lymphangitis, an inflammation of this structure. It is not SCLEROSING until it is chronic and chronic inflammation of the lymph channel turns into scar tissue. Any kind of chronic inflammation can result in scarring. It doesn't happen overnight.
Obviously you have learned your penis is not made of steel and should be treated more gently. The instant you start to feel a twinge of discomfort when masturbating or having sex, you've already gone too far and injured yourself and should immediately stop whatever you're doing. Continuing increases the amount of trauma.
You will likely recover after several weeks or a couple months if you follow the directions discussed earlier in this thread.View Thread
Most of the time post-void dribbling is not a medical problem, rather it's a problem with incorrect urination technique.
First, you should not have any pressure on your penis during urination. This means not restricted by your fly, not hooked over your waistband, whatever. If in public, you may want to use a stall instead of urinal until you get your technique right. When you have any restriction of flow due to pressure, you can end up with urine stationary in your urethra that doesn't come out until later.
Second and just as importantly, when you stop the flow, do NOT clench. Instead, bear down like you're trying to deliberately pass gas. When you clench, you stop the flow and hold back some amount of urine that will often leak out minutes later when you're relaxed. When you bear down, you are much more likely to be fully emptying the channel.
It may take a few weeks of practicing this new habit before the musculature controlling urine flow adapts to the re-structured procedure you are following. Most often post-void dribbling that is not caused by some physical defect (which it seems you have investigated) is simply a matter of incorrect bathroom habits.View Thread
Your testing methodology is useless. The kind of poisoning I am talking about does not go away by stopping smoking. It could be a single dose that caused the problem which could last for years.
If you're concerned about a parasite, you can be screened for that, but the signs you are reporting do not correlate with most I can think of. If you think there may be a weird infection, you can have a 7-day broth culture (urinalysis) instead of the usual 2-day culture. This will reveal atypical bacteria that are uncommon but can be problematic. Your reports don't really point strongly to this either.
The x-ray during urination is a weird procedure, and has limited success in revealing problems it could detect even when they exist, although it's not typically done with a catheter, just urinating into a catch basin while lying on your side.
The pelvic floor dysfunction the doctor is referring to is not something you will be able to detect as muscle weakness or that you can overcome with kegel exercises. There are specialized physical therapists that can help with such issues as pelvic floor dysfunction, but it's uncommon training.View Thread
You are reporting the signs of a chronic infection. Your body will shut down your reproductive functions to some degree when you have a chronic infection. Anxiety will amplify the urinary symptoms (frequency/urgency).View Thread
infskr, Varicose veins can become painful, and that's the point at which most are treated. Otherwise it's generally considered a cosmetic issue. What you're describing does sound like varicose veins. While there are options for blood flow in an area like your leg, the options in your penis are much more limited, and the typical types of treatment for varicose veins (burning them out) don't have the same kind of replacement/regrowth options in your penis as they do in your typical extremities. There are vein clinics, but they may have no experience with penises. It is certainly something you could discuss with a vascular microsurgeon.
It is a specialty. And sometimes a vascular microsurgeon is employed to treat a varicocele or even do a vasectomy, because they are more skilled at reducing common but serious risks in these regular procedures. If I suffered from a varicocele or varicose veins like you're describing, I would certainly seek out this specialty over a urologist. While urologists are surgeons, most are not vascular microsurgeons.View Thread
Vik, I think it's only a matter of semantics. The results may be the same (scar tissue), but one disease avenue is named and the other is not because it's an injury result and not a disease. The treatments are probably very much the same or quite similar.View Thread
webmcdee, If it's completely gone, then maybe you're lucky and it has fully resorbed. You'd take the photos with you if you did see a doctor, to show them what has since passed. There is no predictable biological response, it's different in every case and for every person. That's why a urologist usually evaluates the situation with a direct examination.View Thread
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