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Swelling and pain in the glans penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I was masturbating earlier tonight, and i noticed i was going very hard and for very long. afterwards, it hurt alot, and when i checked, it was extremely swollen. Not the actual penis, but the skin around it. It is still extremely swollen and enlarged, and it is completely not erect. WHAT DID I DO?
                                                  
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
please let me read
User :   okay
User :   im very worried
Doctor :  
did the masturbation result in ejaculation or not?
User :   yes, but after alot longer then usual
Doctor :  
ok
User :   probably about 20 minutes
Doctor :  
is the pain still there?
User :   it is less painful, but it is extremely swollen
Doctor :  
has the penis gone back to its normal flaccid size?
User :   and i think it is only less painful because i have been icing it
User :   sort of, except really not at all
User :   because it is extremely swollen
User :   it is not erect anymore
Doctor :  
ok
User :   like literally
User :   it is swollen and misshaped now
User :   is this a major problem?
User :   how can i get it to go away?
Doctor :  
somethimes due to vigorous maturbation, you can face injury to internal structures
Doctor :  
if the pain and swelling is not subsiding with the icing even after 24 hours, you should visit your doctor
Doctor :  
and get it examined
User :   what do you think is wrong?
User :   i mean literally it looks like it has elephantus or whatever that disease is
User :   and i kid you not
User :   it is really that bad
User :   is there a way i can send you an image of it or something?
User :   hello?
Doctor :  
yes you can send me an image of it
Doctor :  
it will help me to tel you if you need to go to ER or wait and see if it subsides
User :   could it really be that bad?
User :   oh god
Doctor :  
have you sent the image?
User :   im about to
Doctor :  
ok
User :   okay i just sent the images
Doctor :  
did you take any stimulant medications before masturbating?
Doctor :  
ok. let me get back to you after taking a look at it.
User :   no!
User :   i didnt take anything
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i still havent got the image
Doctor :  
yes, i just got them
User :   okay thank you
Doctor :  
the problem still looks acute. and I suggest you to visit your doctor for taking examination
Doctor :  
and treat you
User :   what does that mean
User :   how bad is it?
Doctor :  
does this kind of swelling happen when you pass urine?
User :   no
User :   its never happened before
User :   only just tonight
User :   after i masturbated
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
have you masturbated before?
User :   yes
User :   and i have never had this problem
Doctor :  
did this happen to you before when you masturbated?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then you should consider going to your doctor in the morning itself
User :   what do you think is wrong?
User :   because it looks horrible!
Doctor :  
if the pain is not getting controlled, you can take a Tylenol tab or a Motrin tab to relieve pain.
User :   the pain is gone
User :   its just the swelling
Doctor :   as I told you earlier, it could have resulted due to the friction and pressure that could have damages the tissues
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   has the swelling reduced since the time it had appeared?
Doctor :  
is the icing helping to reduce it?
User :   ummm
User :   well
User :   it does seem to be getting smaller
User :   but.. almost more misshapen as it shrinks
User :   i mean...
User :   maybe thats just the path its taking while shrinking back to normal size..
User :   but i dont know
Doctor :   I am sorry, could you please explain in detail?
User :   well, i am not circumsized
User :   and
Doctor :  
sometimes the penis can take longer to get back to the normal flaccid state but not more than 2-3 hours time
Doctor :  
if it is taking longer than this, then an examination by your doctor is recommended
Doctor :  
are you there?
User :   hello
User :   sorry
User :   my time ran out
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so
User :   the lobes at the tip of the penis
User :   seem to be getting larger in fact
Doctor :  
yes, please proceed
User :   do you understand sort of?
Doctor :  
the swelling at the glans penis is not normal, and it should be examined
Doctor :  
is there redness associated?
User :   not particularly
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but could you see in the image how the tip was all swollen?
User :   and the shape is weird
Doctor :  
what i can see in the images that you have sent, shows me swelling more concentrated at the tip that is the glans penis
User :   as in the skin over the tip
Doctor :   and that is what concerns me, and leads me to think of any injury to the
Doctor :  
tissue connecting the glans penis and foreskin
User :   what is the glans penis
User :   is that the physical penis under the skin?
Doctor :  
leading to the obstruction in letting the blood drain out from the glans part of panis
Doctor :  
glans penis in the top part or the head of penis
User :   oh god
User :   so theres still blood from the erection trapped in the skin?
Doctor :  
which can be seen after retracting the forskin
Doctor :  
yes it looks lik eit
User :   how can i have that go away?
Doctor :  
and the examination will reveal whether it is due to th eblood not able to be drained back
User :   i would rather not see my doctor, because i am 16 and i will have to go through ma parents...
Doctor :  
or whether due to some injury the semen has got there under the glans superficial tissue
Doctor :  
you cannot make it go away by your own if the cause is what i explained now
Doctor :  
it has to be shown to your doctor
Doctor :  
many people masturbate at your age
Doctor :  
and you should tell your parents about the problem
User :   ugh.
User :   i mean.. what is the likelyhood of it going away on it's own?
Doctor :  
atleast tell your dad, he will know and be able to guide you what to be done, he too was a 16 year old sometime right?
Doctor :  
since how long the swelling has been there?
User :   ummm
User :   i believe i masterbated at about..
Doctor :  
how long back did you masturbate?
User :   probably around midnight
User :   its been three hours.
Doctor :  
that is how many hours or minutes are over?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
if it is already 3 hours, and the swelling is remained the same
Doctor :  
then you should inform your parents and go visit your doctor
Doctor :  
before it gets more worse
User :   when should i go see the doctor?
User :   because it is 3 in the morning right now i cant possibly do it now
Doctor :  
in the morning, by around 7
User :   really??
User :   but i have school!
Doctor :  
but before that inform your parents that you are facing this problem
Doctor :  
and they will call up your doctor and ask him to have a look at you eralier if needed
User :   what is the worst that could happen if i waited until after school?
User :   hello?
Doctor :  
the swelling might get owrse, and if its due to blood inside, it might cause problem which might lead to problems in reerction later on
User :   so if i wait, it may become permanent?
Doctor :  
and if its due to the semen then also it might lead to infection and more worse a problem
User :   ugh. this is going to be horrible.
User :   how do they fix it?
User :   can they do it right there?
Doctor :  
if its a minor problem then they would do it right there
Doctor :  
and may send you back with medications also
User :   what would they do if its the blood stuck inside?
User :   how do they fix the part of the penis that i broke
User :   ?
Doctor :  
they will give medicine to absorb blood back, if you delay thi smay not be possible, and they might have to drain it by doing a minor surgical procedure
Doctor :  
so avoid complications
Doctor :  
by going for a eraly visit to your doctor
User :   what have i done.
Doctor :  
have you followed what i said?
User :   well my parents are alseep
User :   so i cant really talk to them right now
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but will i be okay if i do it first thing in the morning?
Doctor :  
you can probably wake them up and tel them that you are having pain and swelling in penis, they will help you out.
Doctor :  
they wil not delay in getting medical help that you need
User :   yeah... do i have to tell them that i hurt it while masturbating?
User :   ugh why am i even worried about that
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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