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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   HOw can I helpyou
User :   well i went to the docter yesterday
Doctor :   Ok
User :   because there was a bump like growth on my penis
User :   he checked it and said not to worry
User :   but i forget to tell him that it was a little numb
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am very concerned about the numbeness would like to know if it is likely to go away
User :   in the future
User :   can you try to anser that
User :   ?
Doctor :   Please describe more about it
Doctor :   how it started, when, any other problems with it
User :   i noticed it maybe about a year ago
User :   i am 15 year old
User :   it has not gotten any bigger
User :   you can not see it unless i am erect
User :   it is slightly red
User :   it is only partialy numb
User :   it is not very hardd to the touch
User :   the docter said that in some people who have alot it can deform the penis when erect but i dont have the condition
Doctor :   SO you have only one red nodule which is seen on erection only
User :   i do not think it is getting larger
User :   less
User :   yess^^
Doctor :   Do you have pain
Doctor :   also]
User :   not at all
User :   it feels normal
User :   just i little insensitive
User :   just a litle insensitive^^
Doctor :   DO you have any curved shaft
Doctor :   of the penis
User :   very slitghtly but almost perfectly straight
Doctor :   Where is the nodule on the penis
Doctor :   ??
Doctor :   undersurface
User :   foreskin/glans
User :   no not glans foreskin
Doctor :   Do you mean on the foreskin or the glans
User :   foreskin
Doctor :   undersurface or the upper surface or on the sides of the penis
User :   i think upper part
Doctor :   Did the doctor mention anything called Peyronie's disease
User :   on the part bellow the head of the penis on the top side
User :   no he said it was nothing like that
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Does it pain if you had sex
Doctor :   or masturbation
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok listening to your history i feel it is an asymptomatic nodule
Doctor :   present in few people
Doctor :   It is nothing to worry about unless it causes severe curvature of the penis
User :   is there a chance it will go in the fututre?
Doctor :   or act like a bowstring and prevent that portion of the penis from expanding
Doctor :   It acts differently
Doctor :   It may not grow at all or at times it grows
User :   can it shrink?
Doctor :   Threre are few studies to treat this but nothing seems to be effective yet
Doctor :   Injections
Doctor :   Vit E
Doctor :   graft for the shrinkage
Doctor :   etc
User :   is there any chance it will go on its own?
Doctor :   may result in recurrence of the problem.
Doctor :   Basically it could be a scar tissue of unknown cause
Doctor :   Only times that you need to see youir doctor is when it causes the deformity or curvature or impotence
Doctor :   The scar tissue can take some time to regress on its own
Doctor :   OK
User :   so it can regress over periods of years?
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User :   i sent it back. put some good words
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so it can regress over periods of years?
Doctor :   it can regress
Doctor :   thats what i said previously
User :   is it suppose to be a little insensitive
User :   acually i think it feels just as sensitive as the surrounding tissue, is it suppose to be like that?
User :   ??
Doctor :   yes
User :   i think it is now just as sensitive though. is that normal?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   The scar tissue
Doctor :   supposed to be sense less
Doctor :   i mean with no nerve endings
Doctor :   being insensitive
User :   but my circumision scar is very sensitive
User :   it is the most sensitive
Doctor :   had you got the circumscioon
Doctor :   done
User :   yes
Doctor :   Yoiu dint put across to me tillnow
Doctor :   Where is it?
User :   the bump?
User :   right bellow the head
User :   of the penis
Doctor :   No the circumscison
Doctor :   scar
User :   in the middle of the head in the soctrom
User :   in between the head and the soctrom i mean
Doctor :   Okie i think it is different from your nodule
User :   ohh
User :   thank you for being patient
User :   what do you think it is
User :   ??
Doctor :   It an asymptomatic scar tissue,but it can only be said on physical examination
Doctor :   though
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Doctor :   bye
User :   wait
Doctor :   are yoiu there
User :   yes i am here now
User :   are you the same docter a spoke to earlier
User :   ??
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i really hate to pester you but i just want to et everything resolved
User :   i just checked and there was no sensitivity difference, and the circumcision scar is the most sensitive apart on my penis
User :   how could that be if it is a scar
User :   the docter i went to said that the type of scar tissue on the penis is differnet that on regular skin and that it regenerates with more nerve endinds
Doctor :   The scar tissue or the rednodule that has come up may be of unknown cause
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   it is different to the scar of the circumscision
User :   how?
Doctor :   This is a surgical scar
Doctor :   of circumscion
Doctor :   the scar tissue
Doctor :   red thing nodule like is of unknown origin i suppose
User :   i got another scar throught trauma around the same place and it is identical in sensation to the circumcision scar
User :   yes
User :   unkown
User :   but now that i checked it is not insenstive, if feels normal. what does that mean?
User :   again sory if am pestering you
User :   but what does it mean?
Doctor :   As I said earlier yoiu dnt have to bother unless it causes curvayture and impotence
Doctor :   and affecting yoiur sexual function
User :   ohh
User :   so you say i should not worry
User :   ??
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thank you very much for your help then
Doctor :   OK bye
Doctor :   Please rfer to many of yoiur freinds
Doctor :   Ok
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