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
I'm sorry to hear you're having erectile issues. If you think you have injured your penis, it is very important to see a urologist promptly. Some injuries can only be helped when treated immediately.
I don't know what "smoothen" is.
Sex twice a day is too often. Your penis is built to withstand about 20 minutes of moderate, well-lubricated activity 3-4 times a week. More than that and you dramatically increase the likelihood of an injury.
If there was no injury, the issue could be that your penis is just recognizing that it is too much physical stress, so it has stopped cooperating until you take a break.
Any kind of major life change, like marriage, moving to a new home, starting school, etcetera, can also contribute significantly to erectile dysfunction, simply from emotional/mental stress related to the life changing event.
Your doctor can help you distinguish the difference between a physical issue and an anxiety issue.View Thread
No, there are no doctors monitoring this WebMD exchange. 1) yes, you could have a yeast infection with limited symptoms 2) an OTC cream used by both of you would tell you within a week if this was the culprit, and it won't hurt you if it's not the right solution. If it improves, but not all the way, you might need a prescription to treat with a pill that does so systemically instead of topically. 4) outside of my experience to comment 5) unlikely
There are also other less likely possibilities like a fungal infection, which hopefully the dermatologist would have investigated. And lastly some kind of parasite, but not so likely that you would both have at the same time.
It is also possible to develop an allergy, both of you, either to latex or the lubricant you are using. You may consider switching both of these things, but if you aren't currently having sex an allergy should be clearing up on its own, AND would also feel different if you took an antihistamine.View Thread
It's possible that you have a candida infection, which is very easy to pass back and forth. Taking antibiotics can actually make the candida flourish as antibiotics don't kill it, and the antibiotics weaken your immune system to fight the yeast infection.
One of the things you probably ought to do regardless is to take a good probiotic for at least a month to help rebuild both your immune systems after the random antibiotic use. That will help lots of things.
So a yeast infection does not need to have ALL the possible symptoms to be present, and it can come and go as it blooms if not fully treated. The most common effect I have seen is fragile skin. It can cause some skin to take on a shine, kind of like a friction burn (similar to what you described), and at other times make it dry and flaky. It can also make the skin hypersensitive to touch.
It's a pity that your doctors can't work together, but I think you've got the right idea in trying to synch them up.
That said, the UTI probably was caused by the too-much-sex thing. The pummeling of the sex act leads to inflamed skin that is more susceptible to inflection. And meticulous hygiene is your other best defense in keeping bacteria from the rectum away from the front where it leads to UTIs.
Your body is built for about 20 minutes of moderate, well-lubricated sexual activity maybe 3-4 days/wk. More than that and you start to risk both injuries to sex organs and also fatigue. Of course you can often make up for the latter, but the former can quickly become an unexpected and unwanted problem.
Keeping the area clean and dry is a good start. Treating you both for a yeast infection would have noticeable improvement by the end of a week. This means no sexual activity or masturbation for the week of treatment though, so your organs actually have a chance to heal before being assaulted again.
Go ahead and start the yeast infection treatment now. If you notice improvement before your urologist appointment, then you may have solved the problem and can decide whether to cancel the appointment. If no improvement, see the urologist together.
Additional things you can do to more quickly get rid of a yeast infection are to cut out sugar and caffeine and red meat for a while. These three food components have a connection to yeast growth by weakening the immune system.
Most importantly, you can still have fun, as long as you keep in mind what your body is built to withstand. And if you're going to overstretch the limits, be sure to be gentle about it and use plenty of lubrication so you diminish the risk of injuries.View Thread
I understand better from your additional detail. It is perfectly reasonable to follow-up with the same urologist since they had offered an initial treatment which has not been successful.
It's time for them to take the next step, and probably would have been within a couple weeks of the last visit. The codeine could be causing some cramping that you feel in your groin, but it seems that a more detailed evaluation and treatment plan is needed. Although the urologist was somewhat wary at the start, you have a consistent issue that warrants further care and attention.
You should have the right to a determinative diagnosis and more effective treatment. If removal is determined to be the best course, you can have prosthetics anchored in your scrotum to maintain the look and feel, if that is of concern. Removal would also warrant a discussion with an endocrinologist to ensure that your hormones remain balanced.
I'm not saying that they need to be removed, as we don't even know entirely what's causing the pain issue. So, the next step is really to get a determinative diagnosis and treatment plan by visiting the urologist again. Since the initial treatment did not improve the situation, and the situation has gotten worse, it's the right time to move forward with a new solution.View Thread
Pain in the testicles is usually considered an emergency, and should not be left untreated or to endure. One of the top 10 least favorite complaints a urologist hears is "I've had this pain in my testicles for a long time." That's because long-term, it's a very bad thing, and treatments are sometimes only available when the problem first occurs.
Unfortunately this issue is also extremely complex because of the organ failure. You need to have a very serious conversation with your urologist to determine if orchiectomy is appropriate to alleviate the pain, considering there is already organ failure. I'm not sure of your age or any other concerns, but your urologist should be made to answer all of your questions about this and present you with a few options. Perpetual and increased use of painkillers is not a reasonable solution. "All the doctors" sounds like not one of them is a urologist, which is the only one you need to be talking to right now.View Thread
Blood coming from your penis is an emergency, requiring an immediate doctor's visit. This has nothing to do with STDs. You have caused yourself an injury and need prompt medical attention. Please make an urgent appointment with a urologist. Any pain in the testicles is considered an emergency, as is blood in urine/semen. No level of pain is acceptable. This is an emergency. Call the urologist who did the vasectomy right now, since at least they will know your history.View Thread