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What causes dilated tributaries of superficial dorsal vein on the sides of a penis?

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Dr. P. T. Patil


Practicing since :1971

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Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 in Men's Health
Question: Hello,
When my penis is erect, I have what feels like a taut cord or cords on the left side. they are not lumpy, they are strong almost like guitar strings and pull my penis to the left slightly. There is no pain but this is asymmetric - the right side of the penis feels normal. I think the cord prevents my penis from reaching it's full length. Any ideas on what this structure is?
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
These are dilated tributaries of superficial dorsal vein of penis .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have noticed cord like structures on left side of shaft of the penis on erection .

These are dilated tributaries of superficial dorsal vein of penis which are seen in many individuals when penis is erected .

There is nothing to be worried about it as these are not harmful and does not affect your sexual potency or impose any difficulty in having a sex.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you .
Thanks and Regards.

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