Qwerty, phimosis does not require circumcision. There are a number of stretching techniques, plus your urologist can prescribe some stretching cream that will, with some daily effort and time, loosen this skin so it is not a problem. In the worst case you can have a v-notch cut in your foreskin to relieve the tension if stretching does not work for you or you are in a large amount of pain now, and that way you can retain your foreskin while still relieving the tension of the skin.View Thread
Distance, If the swelling is discolored (red/purple) you may have bruised the area or stretched the soft tissue in a manner that created small tears. This heals rather slowly and is more like an "indian burn" but does generally get better so long as you aren't aggravating it. I realize that it hurts with any friction. Best to seek the urologist immediately and not try to self-treat because we may be overlooking something important. Sitting idle isn't a great solution. Use some powder to reduce friction. Do not try to stop erections, just avoid handling except to urinate, and obviously avoid sexual contact. Sorry to hear about the injury.View Thread
Yes chronic skin infections are possible. Sometimes it's just discoloration and/or swelling with no skin breaks. A dermatologist or even a GP should be able to diagnose cellulitis though, and most often this is treated with antibiotics (most typically a bacterial cause).View Thread
Dogee, yes you can stop masturbating. Temptation is in your mind and based on how you've conditioned yourself. Turn it off or wreck your penis. Those are your choices. I understand you're insecure, so if you need help talk to your parents, however embarrassed you feel, so you can see a urologist. If you keep reinforcing the injury, you WILL cause permanent damage. You only get one penis. If you like it this much now, you won't like it if you can't use it properly for the rest of your life.View Thread
Jayken, it sounds like it's an irritation caused by action, so I imagine this will not change unless you do something differently. Trying to limit the effects of masturbation by changing your technique is a faulty premise. You cannot control with any fine degree, how the skin moves on your penis during masturbation, and certainly not during penetrative sex where you can't even see what's going on. I don't know that it will get worse, but repeated injury of the same area is never a good thing.View Thread
The urologist says anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months is typical, but that there's no way to guess how it will go. Sometimes it clears quickly, sometimes it takes even longer.
A blood clot is usually a very dangerous thing. The LAST thing you want to do is break it loose suddenly so it can circulate and lead to a circulatory trauma and possibly death. Thrombosis is a little different, but still can be very dangerous. You may have heard of people dying from deep vein thrombosis developed during a long airplane ride.
Take it extremely seriously. Not everything needs to be massaged out. You're not supposed to pull the knife out of a stab wound, and you should not massage thrombosis. Some things are much safer when you don't try to intervene.View Thread
Jayken, Thanks for the update. The sensitivity of the skin connecting your foreskin to your shaft may lead to irritation when the friction of masturbation of sex pulls it further back. Because your penis is not conditioned to this stress on the skin, it may be overreacting compared to how it would respond had you been circumcised.
This is a structural issue to discuss with your urologist. He may also be able to offer a stretching cream that may let this area have some more elasticity and cause less irritation.
It's important that you be able to use a condom whenever needed, without causing yourself an injury.View Thread
Benh, varicose veins don't usually just go away by themselves. I agree that a complaint is necessary for lack of care. If you have the option to travel to another city, you might seek a specialist you contact by phone to discuss your issue(s) before visiting.View Thread