Varicocele is not caused by any sexual activity or lack thereof, and occurs in the scrotum, not the penis. It is described as "bag of worms" if you palpate it.
Prominence of blood vessels on the surface of your penis is not indicative of anything. If you have lymphangitis, the inflamed lymph vessels can cause the adjacent blood vessels to rise on the surface. Also the vessels under your skin may rise simply due to use, except you said it has been recent and there was no activity to create friction breaking vessels free of their confinement by fascia.
My first guess is that if you're describing vessels on the shaft of your penis, it is related to lymphangitis.
If you are describing a varicocele in your scrotum, this is an unrelated condition, and relatively common at all ages. About 1 in 7 men have a varicocele.
Varicose veins on your penis can also develop, and usually come from abusive handling (e.g.; choking off the blood flow in your penis), and like any other varicose vein are caused by the breakage of the valves inside the vessel. This is typically not something that can be fixed in this location without functional consequences.View Thread
Thrombosis is different than lymphocele. I can't give you medical advice as I am not a doctor, so whatever I say is a personal, though informed, opinion and can't be relied on as better than a doctor. My point is to highlight information that people may not know to ask for or consider when managing their urologic health. I do have a dozen urologists to ask stuff, but none of them will give a medical opinion without seeing the condition in person.
As for the linked Australian resource, sexual health is different than urology. The first is a non-surgical specialty and has to do with reproduction, the second is a surgical specialty and has to do with all urogenital functions, not just reproduction. You will definitely see a difference of opinion and choices with that difference in perspectives.
Thrombosis is related to blood coagulation, not lymph channels, so the resource is imprecise if not incorrect in their language. Recanalization refers to blocked flow being restored. This would apply to thrombosis, and sometimes to lymphangitis, but not so much to lymphocele. Lymphocele is a rupture, not a blockage, and recanalization does not do anything about the fluid that escaped. The escaped fluid from a rupture will resorb to some degree (partial or complete), and if not fully, it can calcify. The outcome is not predictable in any manner. You can only watch the progress of resorption, but by the time it stops, it may not be possible to do anything with the remainder, as what's left, if anything, is usually hardened and can no longer be drained.
Draining a cyst is a common preventive measure when the risk of limited resorption is undesirable. In a highly sensitive area like the penis where physical sensations are amplified by a concentration of nerves, and intimate contact may lead to questions about abnormal lumps and textures of the penis, many people choose the preventive measure of aspirating the cyst and draining the fluid by needle to minimize the reliance on normal resorption of fluid to fully resolve the issue.
It's not necessary to drain the cyst, but if you are at all worried that the fluid may not completely resorb and you'll be left with a hardened area under the skin, even though it may not occur, the risk to aspirating the fluid is quite small compared to surgical removal of a calcified area if such were to occur. It will also resolve the issue much faster than if left to the normal healing time.
The internet is not the source of all medical knowledge. That's what medical school is for, and in this case, a urologic surgical residency. You will not find urologic textbook instructions on the internet.
The choice for gender reassignment surgery comes with it's own very complex set of risks and rewards. It's not that surgery is the answer to a lymphocele, only one answer, and it always depends on the risks involved, the severity of the injury, and the specific health considerations of the person affected.
Not everyone dies of the flu, but some people do. If the flu were just discovered today, it would be considered way worse than ebola as a new epidemic, but attitudes evolve as does medicine.
Some of the criteria considered for draining any abscess is the severity of the irritation, the likelihood of it resorbing the fluid on its own, other irritants, any pain involved, the likelihood of further damage if left untreated, and the fear of the patient. These things can't be weighed on the internet. That's why there are professionals to deal with these situations. If you don't trust your professionals, that's a completely separate issue.View Thread
1) Inflammation is not the same thing as a blowout. The pressure in inflammation is not caused by fluid that needs release.
2) Chronic inflammation in any part of the body can turn into scar tissue. This is a simple fact, but depends on the severity and duration of the inflammatory condition. Scar tissue formation from chronic inflammation has no cure except surgical excision, and that has its own risks. You may refer to one of the other people posting in this forum who has had long-term issues for years. It's a matter of priorities what you're willing to deal with/trade with regard to your well-being.
3) Are you a doctor? I don't think you know how a medical decision is made. All risks and options must be weighed in each individual case. If you think all cases are the same, you haven't seen very many penises.View Thread
There is no food or drink that is going to change the condition of your penis. If you do use your penis very regularly (as you're suggesting masturbating to the point of addiction) you are probably stretching the skin, and yes to some small degree increasing the size of your penis just from all the stretching. The same thing would happen to your earlobes if you nervously tugged on them for years. Skin is skin. This is not your penis growing, rather it is stretching.
The technique referenced earlier called jelquing is a deliberate attempt to do this in an aggressive manner, with serious risks.
Anyway, the dark ring is normal. Most men have an area of coloration at the location of their circumcision scar (if they've been circumcised).
The vessel you're seeing expanding is probably not lymphangitis. Instead it's probably what I mentioned before about the regular veins in your penis breaking free of their original confinement by the fascia, and floating to the surface where they will now remain. This is common in any extremity of your body that sees heavy usage.View Thread
It is possible to bruise your penis, as well as to cause varicose veins. You can also cause veins to rise to the surface (permanently) just from regular or also aggressive use. Handling that is too rough can certainly cause many kinds of injuries, some more serious than others.View Thread