I suspect that what you think is being gentle and out-of-the-way in pleasuring yourself is actually what's contributing to the condition sticking around so long. The head is in no way detached from the shaft of your penis. Bothering one area, even if you don't see the connection, is bothering your whole penis. Aside from involuntary erections and your need to urinate or bathe, you need zero activity. No moisturizing or "gently" anything.
If the pain has not been regular, the likelihood is that it is in healing mode, but each irritation is a big setback.
Your GP knows about as much about penises as you do about mining bismuth.
That the situation has persisted for so long says you should be seeing a urologist. And while they may not have a cure, they can at least guide you with other anti-inflammatory things to try, whether it's high dose ibuprofen or a steroid cream or something else.
Nick, There's no magic cream that you can use to heal it. Only time will actually heal it. While you may be able to temporarily reduce the inflammation or reduce any pain with the cream I have recommended, it does not heal the damage.
No, accompanying urethral pain and symptoms of urgency are not typically associated with lymphangitis by itself. You could have an STD or you could have a small tear inside your urethra related to rough sex or you could have something else going on. Without more detail around your specific circumstances, no one can guess. "The same problem" isn't specific, because there have been dozens of variations on the description in this thread.View Thread
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