You need to see the urologist IMMEDIATELY. These types of injuries can only be addressed when taken care of immediately. Your GP may be correct, but also doesn't know enough about penises to ask all the right question. The degree of bend is alarming! And you need to see a urologist TODAY, not next week. You have already waited too long.View Thread
The reason you want to have it checked is that it could be indicative of concerns other than minor injury, such as early kidney stone formation, and other things that only your urologist would find.View Thread
While you thought it was important to check for profuse blood, this is rarely what happens. When a capillary bursts, mostly the only time you will see the blood is after you finish urinating in the last drops. Otherwise the blood does not accumulate enough to be seen with your eye, although it could be seen with a microscope. It most often pools a few drops in your urethra, and the irritation of urinating stimulates the bleeding, which then you see at the end of the stream, not during. The same with your pre-ejaculate, there the volume contrast being tiny.
Blood outside the body is never a good thing, but it may also not be a sinister thing. If your appointment is with any kind of doctor other than a urologist, cancel it, because your GP knows about as much about penises as you do about hippopotamus breeding habits. Yes, it's important to still get checked to make sure nothing is wrong, just with the correct type of doctor.
Most likely there's nothing wrong and you're just experiencing a temporary injury caused by too much sitting, from riding a bicycle, lifting something too heavy, or just a weak circulatory system. There are any number of times when this kind of thing happens without a sinister cause. And most of the time it will go away in a few days.
Because you saw red blood and not dried blood, it means the injury is still present, and that's the best time to check things out. But since these things tend to resolve in a couple days, it may be gone by the time you see the urologist. That's great, but getting checked may still have value, for your peace of mind if nothing else.
If for any reason you experience profuse bleeding, consider it an emergency, and make an emergency call to a urologist, as the ER is probably not going to know what to do.
Blood is scary, and it's good that you're paying attention. But most of the time this turns out to be temporary and to be of little concern.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
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
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
What you should do is call the urologist who prescribed the drug and report this information. This may not be the right drug or the right treatment for you.
Secondly, you should work with your urologist to ascertain the root cause of the issue so the cause can be addressed and you can move away from treatment.
Most people do not understand that drug treatment is only ever intended to be TEMPORARY. The longer you use the drug, the less effective they will be. This is why it is important to find the root cause and address it.View Thread