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RocketTN3

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Damage to penis head potentially re-healing
« on: June 07, 2016, 07:29:10 AM »
The head of my penis became drier with the onset of EA. The driest part is near the opening of the foreskin where there is the most friction, this is probably because I masturbate with my foreskin un-retracted on most occasions because it is tight, so the base of the glans does not see much in the way of stimulation/friction + when I urinate I generally pull the foreskin back and forth a bit to get off the drips. Overall the whole head is dry unlike before EA.

I can't remember when this first started happening but there is a patch of skin which appears at the base of the glans which is a different colour/texture and sensitivity to the areas that are drier. It hurts to touch it as it used to but it does not stayon once I start masturbating. For a time I was thinking this build up of skin was caused from build up of semen underneth the forskin, but it still grows back even when I don't masturbate, which makes me think it is new skin forming. I can show pictures of this but it is pretty horrible looking. Let me know.

While I wait for further diganostic tests (nerve tests of the penis), I'm experimenting with total abstinence.

Masturbating is going to inhibit new skin growth as the friction will rub off the skin healing over. Of course I'm washing under the foreskin occasionally, but very gently. The new skin seems to be spreading. I would hope that after all this my EA was caused from over-stimulation coupled with the use of irritants found in shampoo/soap. During the onset of my EA I masturbated in the shower using shampoo as a lubricant. Perhaps it caused abrasive damage to the glans of the penis and EA ever since. Simply, a physically induced wound that has never been allowed to heal because of consistent masturbation.

The doctors so far have found nothing wrong with my nerve functioning. If the most upper layers of skin are damaged it's unlikely to show  with conventional testing, which is designed to identify deeper underlying issues in the nerves - the quivalent to having an ultrasound on a hand with cut or bruise, it won't show the superficial areas very clearly.

I would suggest to anyone here who experienced sudden EA like I did to attempt total abstience for a few weeks to see if there is any change in apperance of the glans, then you will know that you have damaged the upper layers of skin.

My goal is to heal over the entire skin of the head before any kind of stimulation. It's important not to masturbate or try any kind of edging in the meantime.

I hope all of this made some sense.

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Re: Damage to penis head potentially re-healing
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 11:56:40 AM »
No dry penis here, but I am circuncidated.
When I first started masturbating I also used the shower shampoo/soap method, wich I think can be one of the causes of my EA (I remembered it hurted badly after a while).
Abstinence never did anything for me.

RocketTN3

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Re: Damage to penis head potentially re-healing
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 02:22:32 AM »
I was recently diagnosed with very very mild lichen sclerosus (inflammation on the foreksin). But I have had an MRI/Doppler and exams of the penis by multiple doctors and so far they cannot find anything to diagnose besides this. The doctor who made the diagnosis said that it is a relatively common diagnosis and that it very rarely results in a numb penis head as a side effect. I am applying topical steroid cream which seems to have cleared up the redness, and my foreskin is more stretchy. I have to apply this for one month. It would be wonderful if the steroid helps loosen my tight foreskin, as this has always been a problem for me. I experience a lot of dribbling post-ejaculation or urination, which is annoying. According to the handout I was given, contact with urine exacerbates the inflammation/redness. If the steroid ointment doesen't solve it the other option is a full circumsision, which according to this cures the majority of LC suffers, even if the head of the penis is also affected. I would like to avoid this though. A good portion of LS sufferers experience a remission of their symptoms completely, I'm am hoping to be one of them. I cannot believe I have had this condition since adolescence and been examined my multiple doctors yet not one of them recgonised any obvious disease until now. I blame myself though for not realising the extent of the problem and getting doctors to look at it long before now. I thought the foreskin was red mostly because I was just unlucky to have inherited a tight foreskin without thinking there may be a reason WHY it's right. So out of shame and acceptance of it I did not draw attention to it until now.

I'm still not certain how this diagnosis relates to EA. The dermatologist said that numbness is rarely a factor in LS. I'm still convinced that pelvic tension may be playing a part and that I am unlucky to have more than one complication but so far the doctors seem fixated on other areas, I suppose to sort out the tight foreskin/LS first as it's been diagnosed. For me ejaculation is still and non-event. Muscles in the lower region do not more or contract as they once did.

So to clarify this is not penis head damage, as per my first post, it is lichen sclerosis (inflammation).

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Re: Damage to penis head potentially re-healing
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 03:49:36 AM »
According to medical sources EA is a self contained thing (variant of HSDD) i.e  not related to anything. However, Other medical issues  / certain drugs can mimick the symptoms which makes it tricky to diagnose.

I believe the lifelong group is the classic EA as they never complain about anything else. The ssri / non-ssri acquired groups have something else. Their EA is operating 'in-the-shadow' of an illness, injury or a disease process.

The doctors don't help much cause a less-sexual person is a menace to todays hyper sexed society. Thats why you rarely hear of abstinence , biblical accounts / taoist theory, scientific studies etc - not even skipping a day or 2 or having sex once a week is advocated.


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Re: Damage to penis head potentially re-healing
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 10:14:08 AM »
According to medical sources EA is a self contained thing (variant of HSDD) i.e  not related to anything. However, Other medical issues  / certain drugs can mimick the symptoms which makes it tricky to diagnose.

I believe the lifelong group is the classic EA as they never complain about anything else. The ssri / non-ssri acquired groups have something else. Their EA is operating 'in-the-shadow' of an illness, injury or a disease process.

The doctors don't help much cause a less-sexual person is a menace to todays hyper sexed society. Thats why you rarely hear of abstinence , biblical accounts / taoist theory, scientific studies etc - not even skipping a day or 2 or having sex once a week is advocated.

Hi Shadow, I would not diagree with that.

How are you faring currently?

I have selected a physiotherapist finally after putting it off for so long and having used a chripractor once or twice whose knowledge of EA was really nonexistent. Not his fault, just that I don't think he had any real knowledge of muscular holding patterns.

The person I'm currently looking to see specialises in pelvic floor problems as part of their professional remit and the consultation is a reasonable price and well worth a try. The trouble is I really wanted to have something concrete to go in there with such as an MRI of the spine/pelvis, but so far the only scans I've had have been of the penis and nothing has come up, which does not help a physiotherapist at all.

Explaining this issue is difficult though as I have little in the way of pain and the discomfort I do have in the pelvic/anal region could be passed off easily enough if I allowed it to be.

If some of the muscles affecting my ability to feel orgasm are in the anal region, I'm not sure I can expect a physiotherapist to know how to go about assessing and then helping to correct any problems in the area. If only there were physiotherapists that knew and understood everything Ralding posted on this forum, and how to bring it into practice.

I'm expecting a more formalised/generalised routine-like approach from the physiotherapist which probably won't take my individual difficulties into account.

Lack of desire is certainly not one of my symptoms, and my hormones have been checked repeatedly.