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Penis Lymphocele

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 20, 2010
  • 06:55 AM

Hello everyone. I try to live a clean life. That seems to be important when dealing with these kinds of things because I know people think right off the bat that when you are concerned about something about your penis, you must be "Promiscuous", have sores, std's or other strange things going on with your private parts. I am very careful where my penis goes. For the past five years that has only been in my wife. I am in my early 50t's and have never had this problem before.

Here's my story. A few weeks ago I noticed something different about my penis. I check it often along with the rest of my body. Just under the rim of the head of the penis there is something like a vein about two inches long. Part of it is narrow and the other half is kind of puffy. During sex it seems to get bigger and harder. In all the reading I have done suggest it is lymphocele and that there isn't much to worry about.
I went to a Urologist and he said it wasn't lymphocele. I forgot what he called it but he thinks it was always there after I was circumcised at birth. I don't think he is correct because I always check my self, but then I am not a urologist. He did ask me if there was any discomfort during sex or any other time. At that time I said no but shortly after that visit I noticed during sex it was uncomfortable. I can't call it pain but kind of like if your socks had a crease in them while you were walking, or if there was a rubber band just under the skin there. There is a very tiny pinch when it is squeezed. I am going for a second opinion Monday but I just wanted to see what others have experienced, if you have had this excised, or what a doctor has to say. I have attached a photo of it but don't know if WD will allow it. This photo was not meant to offend in any way.
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  • Two doctors now say it isn't lymphocele. The second doctor says it is more like fibrous tissue. He says no one knows what causes it but they suspect trauma to the penis during sex or masturbation. Either way he suggest the same solution as the first doctor. That is to do nothing for a while to see what changes occur unless it is too uncomfortable for me at which time he will excise the fibrous tissue. I did ask about excising the tissue and he said it is just under the skin so there is no difficulty removing it although there is a chance is will return sometime in the future. You can get a local or general anesthesia for the out patient operation. Since the penis is one of the most sensitive areas on the body, the shots to deaden the pain of surgery will be painful unless you are put under. Where I live it will cost about $100 USD for the local probably much more to be put under.
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  • Two doctors now say it isn't lymphocele. The second doctor says it is more like fibrous tissue. He says no one knows what causes it but they suspect trauma to the penis during sex or masturbation. Either way he suggest the same solution as the first doctor. That is to do nothing for a while to see what changes occur unless it is too uncomfortable for me at which time he will excise the fibrous tissue. I did ask about excising the tissue and he said it is just under the skin so there is no difficulty removing it although there is a chance is will return sometime in the future. You can get a local or general anesthesia for the out patient operation. Since the penis is one of the most sensitive areas on the body, the shots to deaden the pain of surgery will be painful unless you are put under. Where I live it will cost about $100 USD for the local probably much more to be put under.Hey, that very well describes what I have.Years ago I went to a doctor and he said it might be a sclerosing lymph node which I assume is similar to a lymphocele.I have found that if I press of it, it moves, at first I thought it breaks off only to maybe reappear later, but now I realize that it is indeed like a blockage in a tube and that by pressing on it with medium-hard force I am able to get it moved along.I find it distracting especially for masturbation, yes much like a crease in your socks.From your description I would be a bit surprised if it weren't the same thing.So I highly recommend getting an erection so you have something to push against and applying pressure to it, you might feel a slight pop and find it has been displaced. Mine just came back recently after years of being away and applying pressure has made it go away again.
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    • September 21, 2010
    • 10:49 PM
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  • I have the same issue as shown in your picture. Did you ever get a diagnosis and find an effectve treatment or did it eventually go away on it's own?
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  • Sorry I didn't post what my doctor discussed with me about this condition. Now that I talked with this being the third doctor I could mention what happened before I posted this thread. I probably should have mentioned that after a back injury I found many things that I once took for granted are now very difficult. Even when it came to sex with my wife. Afterwards my back ached for days. The thought of having sex was like thinking about doing really hard physical work, knowing that only pain followed. Wanting to please me anyway, my wife would....well you know she has nice hands. The problem with that was at times she was rougher than needed but I didn't want to complain. My doctor confirmed this (without me telling him this was happening). His diagnosis was fibrous tissue most likely caused by trauma but the medical field isn't sure what causes this. Needless to say I was feeling quite frustrated because this was like having a condom on with rolls of tissue inside it. When the doctor said it will most likely go away I was cautiously pleased. Finally he said it may be reoccurring. Not long after my visit with the doctor the fibrous tissue went away and has not been back since. Thank God!I would suggest doing a google search for fibrous tissue.
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