gfit13, I don't know. Seeing a urologist who can inspect the situation is the best course. Do not allow the doctor to be dismissive. Make sure they can see the condition. Persist until you are satisfied with the outcome or explanation. That's your responsibility. I think I have exhausted the repertoire of suggestions in this 46 page thread.
If you're still masturbating once a week, you're restarting the clock every time you do it. No surprise it hasn't healed yet. No matter how gentle you think you're being, you're not.View Thread
Blarghhh, There's no "sign" of whether scarring has occurred or not. It's an internal process that can't be seen. I wouldn't worry about it if you are seeing improvements. It's only when you see no improvements over a very long period of time that it becomes a primary concern, or if the irritation is perpetually and unpleasantly painful. I meant there is no "cure" for scar tissue once it forms.
I also dislike doctor visits, but know when it's necessary.View Thread
Isthisreallife, If anything, an irritation from too much masturbation can overstimulate nerves that create false urgency. Abstinence will not increase urinary urgency/frequency.
Lack of masturbation does not cause blue balls for most people. The body has natural ways of disposing of any fluid production that might occur for those whom it does happen. The majority of men have no physical discomfort associated, although they may encounter mental irritation. Anyone experiencing physical discomfort is in a minority, and is possibly misinterpreting a mental urge as a physical need. These may be hard to distinguish depending for those men with an intense libido. Lack of masturbation does not cause prostatitis or epididymitis, although these pre-existing conditions can aggravate for lots of reasons, particularly because the movement of fluids can wash out the accumulation of bacteria or material in which bacteria can replicate.
I stand corrected. The urine test for STDs is available, but some choose not to use it because it does not always detect gonorrhea in women. It does test for chlamydia well.View Thread
It's called sclerosing lymphangitis because chronic and intense inflammation will potentially lead to scar formation (hardening of the lymph channels). The degree to which is affects someone is individualized, and once scar tissue forms, it does not ever reverse. That's why not worsening the inflammation through further handling is important. Some physicians might prescribe a high dose anti-inflammatory or a steroid, however each case is somewhat different as to how well the body will resolve the situation on its own. Since there is no guaranteed effective treatment, many physicians don't know what to do about it. There are certainly also instances where chronic inflammation lasts for a long time and sclerosing does not occur. It's entirely unpredictable. You can only estimate risks, not directly measure them.
Testicular pain is separate. You may have more than one thing happening at the same time. Pain in the testicles is considered an EMERGENCY. If you have an infection at the same time as you have lymph congestion, the body will be at reduced capacity to handle the infection, making the infection a more serious concern. An infection needs the prompt attention of a doctor.
There should be no reason to fear an STD test, especially if you expect the results to be negative. Most are easily and quickly treated with no further embarrassment.View Thread
kobe89, Your penis isn't shrinking. And if it's not very responsive it's probably because it's injured and healing.
Your other symptoms make it sound like you gf is a liar and that you may have an STD. Please get checked right away! The ONLY way you can know your partner's status is if you are present to hear the results when you get tested together. Otherwise, any clinic will tell you that people lie about it 80% of the time when they have something. And it's possible for her to have something with no symptoms that you can still catch.
Generally, it's not advised to have unprotected sex with your partner until you have been together for about 2 years and had at least 3 STD tests (every 6 months) together where you both hear the results with the other partner present.View Thread
gfit13, What you are describing does follow the anatomy of the lymph channels in your penis. The channels follow a central "spine" up the dorsal side of the penis and wrap around the shaft like "ribs" at various intervals.
You ought to stop masturbating altogether until you see no more irritation.View Thread
meuser1, No, there is no medicine for lymph congestion. And the skin dryness is not related. It's likely you have two separate things going on.
Realize that a skin irritation (allergic reaction, fungus, or something else) depends on the lymph channels to clear the waste products of your body dealing with the skin irritation. If the lymph channels are inflamed or clogged, this amplifies the irritation. That's probably why you see the two worse when they occur together.
See a dermatologist or urologist for the dry itching condition.View Thread
Xamer, Stop masturbating immediately. Doing so with inflammation caused by anything will make the situation worse and irritate the area further. Intercourse is a completely different activity from masturbation because it's relatively gentle, lubricated, and protected by a condom.
You can speak to your urologist on the phone even though you can't see him in person for a month.
The irritated area needs to be fully healed for more than a week before you attempt masturbation.View Thread