There is no specific connection between candida and lymphangitis. Inflammation and anxiety are two things that in general can diminish your immune system strength, allowing latent infections to more easily flourish. The dry skin could be coincidental or it could be a spontaneous yeast infection or something else. Without seeing it, such would be very difficult to assess from a description alone.View Thread
The implications are the same as any prolonged inflammatory condition. The sclerosing part of sclerosing means "scar forming" which is what happens to severe inflammation over a long period of time. If the inflammatory condition subsides before scar tissue forms, then everything is alright. Not the same mechanism at all, but similar to how when picking at a scab (which is essentially reinjuring the area), it will make a scar unless you leave it alone to heal.
There is no magic number of weeks or months where inflamed tissue begins to form scar tissue. It has a lot to do with how severely inflamed it is and if it builds pressure in the soft tissue causing physical stress from being "overinflated." Reinjuring the area is more likely to form scar tissue than just leaving it to heal slowly. The intensity of the pain is some indicator of how severe the inflammation is. Obviously more is worse.View Thread
Amavent20, it is possible to have a candida infection at a low enough level that symptoms are difficult to notice. Anytime your girlfriend is being treated, you should also be treated, as it can spread not only from genital contact, but mouth and touch. Both being treated together may help her with eliminating recurrence, as will other factors like eliminating sugar, caffeine, and red meat for a period.
Ultrasound will not reveal whether there is lymph inflammation or not. A visual inspection is sufficient.
Remember that the lymph system is an open vessel system with no pump, and your penis is a cul de sac (dead end street) on that branching network. With no muscles in your penis, the movement of your body does not trigger lymphatic fluid motion as happens in other areas. And with your body at rest lying down, the balance of fluids in your body is different in the morning than it is while standing or active. You'll notice that your body position also affects blood pressure, lower when lying down too.
Think of the lymph congestion similar to how to notice congestion in your sinuses. When you're up and moving, the sinuses tend to drain better, plus they're elevated. But often in the morning you wake up feeling more congested, with pressure you didn't feel or didn't do anything to trigger, before you went to bed. It's another system that has no pump and relies on gravity and motion (and a couple other factors) to clear and respond.
I know it can be incredibly frustrating to be patient with the lymph inflammation. When it does go away, it tends to do so almost as suddenly as it appeared, over a period of a few days where it just gets dramatically better. I wish there was some predictor or influence that make this easy, but no one has found anything reliable.View Thread
Amplissimo, you cannot apply your experience and resolution, which is different than many other people in this group, to the entire group. I'm glad to see you have found some relief, but what has seemingly worked for you is not the right treatment for everyone. Phimosis is a completely separate issue. And if you had a problem related to phimosis and an irritation caused by that, it would not apply to anyone on this thread who was circumcised.
Secondly, you are unqualified to determine how much mental stress is caused by lack of sexual activity. Most men are quite capable of refraining from sexual activity for an extended period without it being physically or mentally straining. It is very well known that anxiety can trigger urinary symptoms, however anxiety has nothing to do with an inflammatory response in your lymphatic system.
I'm glad you found someone you believe is a brilliant doctor. You're correct, SL occurs probably far more than is reported, and embarrassment prevents many men from seeing a doctor, and as a result the condition goes away with little to report.
That is in no way contradictory to the consideration and advice presented in this thread. There is nothing in this thread's suggestion of a hands-off approach that will damage anyone's penis further.
It sounds like you have described your solution as a resolution for phimosis, and possibly some additional lymphatic irritation combined with that. If this is so, you do not have very much in common with the other men in this forum for whom advice would be different than yours.View Thread
It's nearly a guarantee that the jelquing caused this condition, which is a practice that relies on deliberately injuring your penis, and then hoping it heals and still functions afterwards. It's not too dissimilar from breaking your leg bones and then keeping them spaced apart so when new bone forms in the gap, you end up being taller. But who wants to do that to their penis on the chance that they break their penis function forever?
One month is likely not enough time for your penis to heal. It may take 2-3 months or even longer. Every time you masturbate, you are re-injuring the area and starting the clock over at zero for the time it will take to heal. If you repeat this re-injury too often you will end up with scar tissue that may never heal.View Thread
Blarghh, I'm glad Vik encouraged you to do the routine cleaning. You wouldn't want to end up with a nasty infection on top of whatever else is going on. Sorry to hear getting an appointment with a Uro has been difficult. I was not clear whether there was some kind of trauma that lead to the bulging areas or if you think that the bulging started sometime after vigorous sexual activity (self or otherwise). Your situation appears to have more thrombosis type signs than inflammation, but the doctor should be able to make this distinction upon inspection.View Thread
It is possible that after a traumatic injury, the blood flow in your penis could be altered by the healed soft tissue blocking the previously normal function of this mechanism. It may not appear as severely scarred on ultrasound but could act as a blood flow barrier creating deformed shapes during an erection. As well, soft tissue adhesions from the healed trauma could be stretched during erections and causing painful sensations.
The superficial blood vessels in the penis tend to look something like your rib cage with a main line down the dorsal side and branches like ribs wrapping around the circumference at regular intervals, with some squirreling around. Running generally in parallel with the veins are lymph channels (as in other parts of your body) and these have no color. They may be displaced by inflammation or be more surface apparent if your penis has been regularly used and some of the fascia no longer confines their placement (same reasons veins bulge over time/use).
The changes from supine and standing are general blood flow issues that occur many places in your body. Blood pressure is lower when horizontal compared to vertical, simply because your heart does not have to work as hard to pump when the fluid pressure is level.
Unfortunately the time to deal with the situation was when the injury occurred. Once a traumatic injury starts healing, it may no longer be repairable.
For the infrequent pain, there might be some relief using ointments designed for minimizing scars, but this would be something to discuss with a urologist. There are some more dramatic (and expensive) injectible treatments for Peyronie's recently in the news for, if I remember correctly, relaxing the fibrous tissue causing the adhesions. I'm not sure this would be appropriate for you because the symptoms do not sound severe. It sounds like function overall is okay, but can understand you want to resolve the pain issue.View Thread
Ahrazn, You can't see the nerves in your penis. It must be something else. Orange urine is a different problem, which can be blood in your urine or extreme dehydration. Both are serious! If you have pain in your penis you need to see a doctor. Under no circumstances is that normal.View Thread
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