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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   can masturbation cause swelling of the penis?
Doctor :   HI
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :  
how can I help you?
User :   can masturbation cause swelling of the penis?
Doctor :  
Doctor :   I won't cause any swelling.
User :   are you XXXXXXXX ebecause what ive reasearched it can
Doctor :   masturbation has no harmful effects on the body.
User :   but if i do it for too long it wont cause anything?
Doctor :  
There are reports that it can cause prostrate enlargement associated with it.
Doctor :  
But that is seen only after the age of 38 to 40 years and above.
Doctor :  
Apart from this there are no other effects known.
User :   im asking you this because the other day i masturbated and after my penis was swollen but then the swelling went down
Doctor :  
This could be phimosis what you must be talking about.
User :   what is that?
Doctor :  
If the foreskin that is the external skin is not retracted back to its position.
User :   well i am circumsized
Doctor :   * paraphimosis I mean.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Then it that may not be the problem
User :   ya thats not it
Doctor :  
What you have researched must be this.
Doctor :  
This is a condition associated with masturbation.
Doctor :   So that is not to be in you.
Doctor :   For how long did the swelling last that day?
User :   like a good amount of time
User :   but i also masturbated for awhile
User :   it was logner than normal
Doctor :  
Can you specify an approximate time?
User :   mayb like 4 horus
Doctor :  
Where exactly was the swelling seen?
User :   not on the scrotum
User :   i dont know the techincal name
User :   but the shaft?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Did you have pain?
User :   nono
User :   but it mad eme worried
Doctor :  
Did you have any problem while passing urine?
User :   nope not at all
Doctor :  
Was there any color change, noticed on the area of the swelling?
Doctor :  
May I know your age?
User :   alittle red
User :   20
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems?
User :   no i dont
Doctor :  
It could have been just a local reaction due to the excessive masturbation.
User :   thats what i was thinking too
Doctor :  
Local reaction without any problems usually settle down on itself.
Doctor :  
It left alone.
Doctor :  
It was good that you did not apply any thing.
User :   what do you mean apply anything
Doctor :   I meant did you try any thing for making you feel better?
User :   oo no i didnt
User :   if swelling does occurr again though, what should i do?
Doctor :  
That is what I meant.
Doctor :  
If it occurs again any you do not notice any symptoms such as pain, bleeding, in ability to pass urine, they will setltle in a few hours to 1 day.
Doctor :  
If any of such symptoms persist, or if the swelling is increasing or if its persisting, then you may need to see a doctor.
User :   okay
Doctor :  
It is better to avoid this in future.
Doctor :  
I mean not masturbation.
Doctor :  
But masturbation that can cause injury.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   do you think mastubration could cause a popped blood vessel
Doctor :   Excessive masturbation can cause injury on the skin.
User :   so time will heal?
Doctor :  
It will not cause any trauma internally.
Doctor :   Yes simple injuries will heal.
User :   okay thank you doctor
Doctor :  
So if you can avoid such injuries then it is better.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   correct
User :   nope i think thats it
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :  
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