Need advice on Peyronie's problem
This is my first post, and I need your advice. I apologize for the length, but I’ve got a problem that I feel only those in the PE community can address with any real world experience.
First, I developed Peyronie’s Disease back in 2001 - a sexual accident produced the classic symptoms (a few weeks later). A nodule, followed by painful erections at night, then a bend. After a month or so, the bend released, but the scarring that remained prevents the glans from filling fully, so I’m left with some “distal flaccidity.” It’s not a big problem, just kind of soft at the head.
The problem I need your advice on involves what is either another bout of Peyronie’s coming on, or possibly some other kind of injury to my penis. A couple months ago I was having sex with my girlfriend for the third time that day and I wasn’t fully hard. Somehow got into a bend, felt some pain in roughly the area of the old Peyronie’s scar, but backed off and everything seemed fine. Little things like this worry me, so a couple weeks later, I was inspecting my penis, when erect, and found an indention on the bottom side of the right corpora, right behind an area where I’ve always had a natural bulge in that part of my penis (I’m thicker in the middle). I think the indention may be new, but I could be wrong and am just now discovering it - it’s not a part of the penis I normally come in much contact with. At any rate, there was no pain associated with it, and no palpable hard spots (which are indicative of Peyronie’s scarring). In the 7-8 weeks since, the indentation hasn’t changed.
However, a couple weeks later, after a rather vigorous session of masturbation, I felt a tingle-like sensation shoot down the top side of my right corpora for just a second. It felt like nerve endings firing - not painful, but noticeable. Only happened once. After that, I noticed that the base of my penis on the right side felt strained, like it had been pulled too much or something. It was not painful, per se, but when I’d stretch it, it felt like nerve endings were stretched. One thing I should mention is that during that particular masturbation session, I had been pulling on my foreskin, which I noticed would get me harder - it pulled up the skin at the base of the penis a bit too and generally felt good. I don’t think I’d ever done that before, but I thought maybe that stretching pulled some ligs or nerves near the base, and that was what was causing the sensation I was feeling.
Unfortunately, though, five weeks later, my penis still has problems. The sensation that started in the right side base, now migrates around the penis, sometimes mid shaft, sometimes near the glans, and now, sometimes on the left side too. The whole penis never hurts, it’s a mobile sensation that varies between feeling like over stimulated nerves and a slight, dull ache. One thing I’ve also noticed is that I think I have a slightly thrombosed vein that runs right under the glans on the left side - it’s deep under the skin, but it sometimes raises a little ridge and I can feel my pulse when I press it. I often get a weird little nerve tweak in that area when I pull my foreskin back to urinate, etc. I figure the vein is putting pressure on a nerve ending.
Of course, all this is to say, I’m panicked that my Peyronie’s is coming back. I went to my Urologist and like me, he can’t feel any nodule or hard spots and isn’t sure it’s Peyronie’s at this point - but he didn’t offer any other ideas. There is no bend, no hard spot and no pain while becoming erect, which are classic signs of Peyronie’s, but the indention does make me think it at least could be Peyronie’s.
It’s more like little aches and pains that migrate over the penis and don’t seem to go away for five weeks now. My only hope in all this is that I may have somehow bruised the corpora on the right side in a way that’s not visible, or may have caused some thrombosed veins that are causing the little aches and pains. I have read that penile nerve injuries can take months to heal, so I’m hoping that’s what I’m dealing with, not Peyronie’s. As it is, if I’m masturbating or having sex, there are occasional little minor twinges of soreness on the right side, but not serious pain. The sensation when flaccid is what’s really driving me nuts, because it’s just not going away.
Again, sorry for SO long, but has anyone ever experienced symptoms like I’m describing? If so, I’d sure like to hear about it.