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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, when I was young I learnt the wrong way to masturbate and one morning I woke up to find a big vein on the side of the shaft. The vein is highly visable when the penis is flaccid and erect.I did see a doctor when I was 21 but he did say it will heal over time but to this date I still have the problem. Is there any thing I can do?
Doctor :   Hi
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Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you shown it to a Urologist before this?
User :   My current GP did refer me to a urologist, but when I was declined an appointment simply because my penis is fully functional. But neither my current GP or urologist have seen my penis
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does it disappear when the penis is flaccid?
User :   No it is still there when the penis is flaccid
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it does look quite bad when flaccid but when erect the vein goes blue and movable -- looks like a spongy grape
Doctor :   Ok
User :   actually it is also movable when flaccid
Doctor :   it does suggest a thrombophlebitis like situation
User :   what is this?
Doctor :   It is inflammation of the vein
Doctor :   in response to a blood clot or an injury
Doctor :   but it does settle usually in 4-6 weeks
User :   most likely cause an injury. The problem it's been about six years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   And is there chance of repeated injury as well, making it remain longer?
User :   what do you mean by repeated injury?
Doctor :   meaning a strain over the part
Doctor :   vigorous masturbation also can make it more evident
Doctor :   you were mentioning about a faulty technique
User :   yes
Doctor :   could you elaborate that?
User :   Well I learnt the wrong way to masturbate when I was kid - not by hand but against a pillow.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There is nothing like a wrong or right practice
User :   okay
Doctor :   so, it should not be a problem
Doctor :   the basis is stimulation for ejaculation
User :   right okay. What should be my next course of action to find out what the problem is? Should I go for a private consultation with a different doctor to my GP?
Doctor :   You should consult a Urologist directly, if possible
Doctor :   if referral is mandatory, then you should visit the GP first
Doctor :   Because the procedure differs across different part
Doctor :   'parts of the world
User :   I tink referral is mandatory in the .. I have spoken to my current GP about it but she did refer me to a urologist but my case was dismissed without anyone of them having a look at my penis
Doctor :   Ok, you should try it out again
Doctor :   or another option
Doctor :   is to send a pic to our Urologist
Doctor :   and get an opinion over phone or mail
User :   That will be great. Is there a reference number i can get or email address?
Doctor :   I shall give you the necessary link
User :   thank you
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User :   thank you Dr. I will email Dr ...shortly. Thank you for your time.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   bye
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