It is safe, but it contains wintergreen oil, so use sparingly and do not cover the area with clothing for 15 minutes or it will feel very hot. Like any dermal cream, if you are sensitive to a lot of things, try it on a small area of soft skin (like the inner elbow) before putting it on an even more sensitive area like your penis.View Thread
Yes, it frequently disappears completely and as mysteriously as it appeared. The reason that it's hands off for some period after you believe it has fully healed is because there is probably still minor irritation under the surface that you cannot see which still needs healing time after the surface-evident irritation has subsided.View Thread
Lymphocele is not a blockage, it is a rupture. Lymphangitis is an inflammation of the vessel. Sclerosing lymphangitis is inflammation so chronic that it turns to scar tissue.
There's no way to self-diagnose whether calcification has occurred.
I'm not familiar with the capabilities of various ultrasound devices. A urologist will have to evaluate what assessment mechanism will reveal the diagnosis based on your report and his examination.View Thread
There is no connection between lymphangitis and Mondor's. They are entirely different. One is lymph channels, the other is veins. Mondor's is also not unique to penises, and can occur on many other parts of the body.
There is no lymphangiosclerosis. Lymphangitis (inflammation of the lymph channels) that is too irritating for too long with sclerose (form scars).
There is no method for a layperson to accurately determine whether scar tissue has formed, nor a formula of days and intensity. Your body's self-repair mechanisms govern whether scar tissue forms or not from chronic inflammation.
A lymphocele is a burst lymph vessel that has leaked fluid into a pocket under the skin. If it does not completely resorb, it will calcify. Often lymphoceles are drained when they appear so there is much less resorption your body must undertake.View Thread
Nando, the doctor is responsible for preparing you for what to expect with surgery. He is also the only one who will know your situation well enough to answer your questions about masturbation. The doctor will NOT be embarrassed by the question.View Thread
Cureable, not specifically, because there is no TREATMENT. Your body is likely to heal on its own, but there is no external "cure." Yes, if you masturbate when you have inflammation in your penis you are doing more damage.
If they are just bulging veins, this is not the same issue as lymphangitis. One advantage of seeing the urologist is to get a correct diagnosis of what the issue is. Not that the doctor can treat the issue, but at least you will know if the situation is abnormal.
I already said that varicoceles are very common (varicose veins in scrotum). About 1 in 7 men.View Thread
Nando, we don't want to see your pictures. I want you to show your UROLOGIST, not us. A neurologist could not help you, this is not a nerve issue.
No erections do not stop the healing process, and there is absolutely nothing you could do to stop them anyway.
The urologist does nothing but see penises all day and is not at all embarrassed by doing his job. You don't need to be.
The rules are simple. No sex or masturbation until the area has fully healed. See a urologist to get a proper diagnosis. If the issue is only visible with an erection, then you must get an erection when you visit the doctor to properly show the problem. Tell the doctor all your fears and worries so he can answer all of your questions and you are not wondering about the answers.
The urologist will also be able to diagnose any bumps on your penis that are separate from the primary issue you are reporting.View Thread
Nando, You would likely benefit from some general knowledge about how male anatomy functions. Your reproductive system is designed to handle about 20 minutes of moderate and well-lubricated activity 3-4 times a week. More than that and the risk that you will cause an unintended injury will increase. Additionally, your body takes time to build up the three components that go into your semen. The more you masturbate, the less fluid will be present each time. More than once a day is typically much less wet than the first time, simply because your body can't produce more very fast.
Any time you feel pain in your penis (or scrotum) it is not normal. Since you can received the most accurate and complete assessment from a urologist, any painful conditions, even if temporary, are best addressed by this doctor. It is not nearly as helpful to describe here where information may be incomplete in your description, and there is no visual or tactile component to add context.
In general, veins on the surface of your penis will become more visible with more usage. Just like other parts of your body, when you use or exercise them, they do not stay as smooth. This isn't typically a problem unless it starts causing pain. And when you are worried, the urologist is going to provide the best answers with the most education, and can speak to you immediately to answer your questions and concerns.
WebMD is only a guide on things you may consider, but can't diagnose your situation or replace a doctor.View Thread
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
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