I'm a 20 year old guy. For as lng as I remember my penis has been curved during erection.
This has always been a moment of irration for me, so I got the (apparant) bad habit of gripping the base of the penis during erection as an attempt to straighten it. I have realised there is a similar popular technique for this called "Jelqing".
However suddently I felt a popping sensation and my penis 80% numb. I tried to re-archieve an erection, but it was impossible to get a proper one, even though I was able to ejaculate. This happened approximately 3 months ago.
The day after the incident, I realised that my penis during flaccid condition had become crooked, which had never been the case before. I began to feel a dull pain near the root/testicles. I haven't been able to pinpoint the exact "location" though.
I often feel that my penis is hard when flaccid, like my blood won't flow properly.
Since that incident I haven't woken up with morning woods, which I have always done in the past. I can't get an erection solely by fantasizing, but I must get manual stimulation (watch porn for instance.) I haven't experienced hard spontanous erections, even though I at times can feel it moving down there. My erections aren't as powerfull/hard as they used to and I doubt I will able use it for penetration.
During the last 2 weeks I have re-archieved a bit of sensation in my penis. I would still say it is numb though. However as I get more penile sensation, it is like my penis feels more and more painful.
2 weeks ago I visited a urologist. He checked my conditions and immediately claimed that everything of this matter was fine.
I told him about all the symptoms I had been experiencing, but it was like he had never heard of penile numbness or suchlike before. He didn't seriously think that I could possibly have damaged a nerve (or suchlike), as he had never heard of anyone doing that before, and he told that it required a huge amount of penile pressure to do so. He mentioned that if I seriously thought I had severed/damaged or injured a nerve or suchlike I would be better of seing a neurologist.
It all somehow seemed to be judged by his statistics. I had read on the internet, that urologists were experts in this field and that there were tools to test for penile defectness. But this guy was totally blank and completely sure, that my problems were pscyhological.
* I haven't had sex yet.
* I haven't taken any medication, herbs whatsoever.
* I have no problems with my blood sugar, blood pressure in generel or anything related
* I don't smoke or do drugs.
* I do not drink very often
I have read about people with similar issues as me, but haven't seen anyone reporting back positively.
Is it possible that the numbness slowly dissapearing is a result of improvement or do the other symptons "overrule" that fact? Do you think I would be better of visiting another urologist or maybe a neurologist?
Should I stop masturbating?
Thanks for reading my post and thanks in advance for answering.
Last edited by Centillion; 11-21-2010 at 06:37 AM.
To me, it sounds like you may have injured yourself in some manner. I would agree that it could be a nerve issue. However, it could also be a problem with either a blood vessel or one or more of the chambers in the penis that hold the blood in order for it to become erect. There is a condition called a fractured penis in which one or more of the chambers "pops." You have described some of the symptoms of this. However, a fracture usually is followed by severe pain instead of numbness. With that being said, I would suggest seeing a different urologist. If the other one also suggests a nerve issue, then I would see a neurologist.
Thanks for your reply. The fracture thing sounds very likely to me.
I visited a urologist today and to my big surprise he didn't claim, that my problems were pscyhological, which was good :-)
He diagnosed and consulted me, and said (like you did) that he thought I had fractured my penis. I asked him, if that required an operation, but he said it would (should) heal by it self, and that the process usually takes half a year.
I went home satisfied and my stress and anxiety of what I may or may not have done almost dissapeared.
I tried to masturbate without manual stimulation, but by using my free fantasy solely, which actually to my surprise was possible.
Either this whole thing is getting better. Otherwise it could just be my positive thoughts (after the consultation) that led to it..
However I felt I had to read about the fractured penis "syndrome".
The most information I have read about this says that penile fracture is rare. That is one thing.
Another thing is that treating it requires an operation - Otherwise I risk that my body develops scar tissue, which is apparantly a "*****" to remove/treat.
Is it possible that my fracture is relatively small and thereby able to heal itself? Or was the guy just "slinging" a random diagnosis?
You do seem to know what you are talking about. Are you actually a dr? No offence - I'm just asking to be sure, as I surely have gotten too much input from "newbies" who were just jumping to conclusions, which made me speculate even more.
The internet is surely a "*****"! Sometimes I wish I hadn't subscribed...
I am glad to hear that you received some more definitive news. I have a long history of urological issues which has inspired me to read about the topic practically since I was a child.
When it comes to a penile fracture, it is definitely not a common injury. Most people think the injury does not exist but as you learned from your doctor, it does. From everything I have seen, the most common cause is when the penis slips out during aggressive intercourse and is rammed in direction that causes it to bend at a hard angle. It happens especially if the male is not in control such as when the female is on top.
The actual "fracture" exists when a hole forms in one or more of the three chambers in the penis that holds blood during an erection. Many guys will hear and feel a "pop." This will be followed by severe pain and swelling. In your case, you did not experience the more common injury. Instead, my guess is that you developed a small hole that is causing problems but it was not nearly as obvious as what the usual fracture entails.
I did some more research on this topic tonight. Based on what I can find, the common way to truly diagnose the fracture is to have an MRI of the penis. The common form of treatment in the United States is to preform surgery to close the hole. It can heal on its own but studies have shown the success rate to be much higher with surgery. Obviously, I have no way of knowing for sure whether or not you have a fracture but that is the best information I have been able to find.
I know that this does not necessarily help. If you have access to quality health care, I would try to push for an MRI or another form of diagnostic imaging to see if they can confirm the injury. If they find one, I would try to find a reputable doctor to fix it. If you lived in the US (I believe your profile says Germany), I would suggest going to a teaching hospital that has a urology residency program. These facilities have the most experienced urologists and they are more likely to recognize the uncommon condition you have. Even if you do not have a fracture, these doctors are the best to figure out what is wrong.
Thanks a lot for re-searching this subject for me. I really appreciate it.
I re-visited my urologist as I had some additional questions, based on your re-search.
I asked him if they were able to do an MRI scanning. He claimed that it wouldn't be nessacary in my case, as it would likely not show anything that would enlighten any doctor. It would possibly show a small wound, but they wouldn't exactly be able to confirm whether it was actually a fracture.
Again, this time the doc seemed completely certain, that I had fractured my penis and that it would heal within a few months. He mentioned that women in some African tribes who were to be raped, gripped the rapists' (no pun intended) penis in a way, that would cause penile fracture, and compared my situation with this.
He performed a flow control to check if my urination was OK (I bellieve it was done to make sure I hadn't damaged my urethra). Everything of that matter, looked fine as well.
The doctor said, that they wouldn't perform surgery in these cases, as it would only be done in case of urethra damage or excessive bleeding during the "accident".
I have just read so many places about this "hard flaccid" syndrome and no one seems to have recovered from it, and it isn't mentioned anywhere, that it would be caused by an actual fracture.
I have seen so many posts about people with similar issues as me, visiting an urologist, but most (all)?? have claimed the issues to be psychological. I haven't actually heard of any urologist claiming these problems would be caused by penile fracture, but I certainly hope he is right.
The doctor didn't recommend me to abstain from masturbation, but I however think I am going to try to do so anyway, if there is a chance it will help the healing process.
I agree with Bob, and yes stop masturbating for a while. does the urologist plan to see you again for a progress update? If he did not say anything I would make an appointment. Maybe you can "press' the doctor for the MRI, if you pay for the medical visits it should be your choice.
Good luck adn keep us posted
Thanks for your reply as well. I think I'm just going to wait 2 months and see if a miracle will occur.
A litte update:
I'm barely experiencing the "hard flaccid". I figured I may not even have suffered from it, but it was just something I felt due to the numbness.
My flaccid penis is now much softer and sensitive and I have noticed my glans has become warmer and warmer, which was rarely the case earlier (felt relatively cold).
I still have the flaccid curvature but it is as if that it straigthens a bit. I noticed a while ago that if I (carefully) tried to bent my penis a little it would be like wire, which is still is, but not as much I think.
I can't really say if my erections have gotten more powerful. I still masturbate once in a while, but if you really recommend me to stop, I will, but the doctor was just certain it wouldn't slow the healing process. My erections feel better, which is (in my opinion) given, as it does get more and more sensitive.
I occasionaly (rarely) wake up with morning erections, but they are still sausage like (easily bendable).
I barely have penile pains anymore either.
14 days ago I started taking OMEGA3 fish oil. I don't know if it has helped/does help at all though.
Regarding to the current state, I can relate my symptons to what my urologist described as a penile fracture, why I also find more inner peace, so I at least can be a bit happy at this christmas time.
Its 10 days since you last posted, that being said. Glad you are feeling well enough to masturbate, don't over do it, but the "clicking" you hear... I would go back to the urologist.
Happy New Year!
The numbness is now 90% gone I'd say. Along with that it makes the flaccid hardness even more "visible".
It feels just totally like what is described as plaque. This Peyronie's disease appearantly has an alias called penis plastica, which to me sounds like the plaque is like plastic. This hardness feels totally like plastic.
When my bladder is full and I stand up this hardness is enormous (rock like). Furthermore it shrivels up to the size of a shrimp.
I have suceeded to find a sexual dysfunction expert near me, who I'm going to see soon.
He seems to have published a lot of articles and to have attended many conferences and such, so hopefully he will able to tell me what is wrong here, without blaming my ED on my social issues (minor social phobia) - Because that seems so easy for everyone.
Someone at some other forum recommended me to take some supplements. I gave my family physican the names of these, but he didn't no any of them. If I'm getting the diagnose of the plaque, I will talk to this expert about the mentioned supplements as well as.
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Yes, go see this new guy, any advise could be helpful. A specialest would be your best bet at this point. You need to get answers and how to treat the problem. Surgery is a last resort, I would try almost anything before that.
Good luck and keep us posted