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After sexual intercourse have swelling below head of penis and retaining fluid. Cause?

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After sexual intercourse the swelling below the head of the penis (foreskin) is retaining fluid.
What has happened?
Will the fluid need to be drained or will it subside over time.
Posted Sat, 21 Sep 2013 in Sexual Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it should resolve on its own

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Swelling and fluid accumulation can occur in any aspect of the body as a result of trauma.

Chemical mediators in the body migrate to the particular area and encourage the movement of fluid from inside the cells to the surrounding tissues resulting in swelling.

It should resolve within a few days to week. You can consider the use of anti inflammatory medication to speed up the process.
This would include medication such as ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, cataflam.

The application of a slightly cold compress for 5 to 10 minutes a day for 2 to 3 days would also be helpful.
The slight cold would cause the vessels to contract and help reduce the swelling.

It would be best to avoid sexually activity for 3 to 5 days.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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