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Bruise over penis, purple - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Penis Problems
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User :   had sex 2 days ago and right after my penis ballooned up at the base and turned purple. Yesterday the swelling went down but the whole thing is purple now. What should I do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, can u help with this question?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I need more details
Doctor :   Is the area painful?
Doctor :   & how big an area
Doctor :   is this blue color?
User :   Not painful but sore. It covers the whole shaft, seems like I broke a vein or something and yeah its dark blue. It was swollen but now it isn't.
Doctor :   This is called a bruise
Doctor :   it will first appear
Doctor :   reddish
Doctor :   then turns blue & then purple
User :   Yeah it did. What should I do?
Doctor :   will disappear over a period of a week or two spontaneously
User :   Ok good. Any way to prevent this? I don't know how it happened
Doctor :   Just to be sure, are you able to get an erection even after that?
User :   Yeah no prob, but its sensitive
Doctor :   Its sensitive ?

Doctor :   Painful?
User :   Not painful just sensitive
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Like sore
User :   So how did this happen?
Doctor :   Have you ever jammed your finger between
Doctor :   the door or some object?
Doctor :   Its almost the same mechanism.
User :   Ahh I see that has happened. So I should be a little gentler lol. Thanks for everything.
Doctor :   But beware, if at all you happen to develop pain or there is loss of sensation, then you must show it to a Surgeon
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