Redness on penis head not going away
This thread would probably fit better in the Injury/Treatment section but I’m not allowed to post in there yet. I first posted here almost two months ago with a problem I had with what I thought was slight capillary bruising; slight bruising…please reply if you can!!
You don’t have to read the link if you don’t want to, I was feeling scared when I wrote it and it might not make sense, so I’ll clarify the situation:
Basically, while I was doing the jelq exercises I saw one of the “warning” red dots on the head of my penis but instead of stopping like usual, I foolishly continued exercising. I was horrified to see that instead of a small dot, there was now a red blotch about the size of a penny on the head. After I gave it two weeks to try to heal, and with no results I went to see my doctor. It was very embarassing; I admitted to doing jelqing exercises, only to give my doctor a better idea of what damage I may have caused. The doctor said it’s nothing to be worried about- just that i burst a few capillaties or something and that it should clear up in about a month.
Well, it didn’t clear up in a month, so I called my doctor and was told that there is nothing to speed up the healing process and to give it another few weeks.
So here I am now, two months later, and the redness on my penis head is still there, and I’m trying to figure out what to do next. It’s not severe, it doesn’t hurt; it’s only slightly sensitive, but my dick still works fine. The redness just makes me feel uncomfortable knowing that it’s not going away…and it gets tingly once in a while.
Here’s my main question- After I saw the red blotch on my dick, I stopped masturbating, and when I saw the doctor and was told that it wasn’t a big deal I started masturbating again. Not a lot, I really tried not to, but I still ended up jerking off probably 2 or 3 times a week. I kicked myself for it last month and have only done it once since then. Was the masturbating preventing things from healing down there? The reason I ask is that when the blotch first showed up, it was on the RIGHT side of my head. Since then, the redness on the right side disappeared, and now there’s just redness covering the MIDDLE. It seems like it’s been shifting from one side to the other since it happened. It is darker right above the “ridge” of where the head is, and right above the hole. Was masturbating creating more stress in where the blood was flowing through the burst capillary and it damaged the ones next to it, so the redness spread to different parts? (sorry if this sounds confusing, I’m trying hard to explain the best I can) Any comments?
Also, sometimes when I got done masturbating I would look down there and try to “assess the damage” and I would see light pink “warning” dots amongst the redness. Does this illustrate that things are trying to heal and that I’m causing more stress to the area? I also noticed that sometimes once I got done it seemed that it was a more brighter red, mroe flared up in a certain area(s). Whether it really was more red, or just me making it seem worse I can’t be sure…maybe a little of both.
And now I’m left with the question of what to do now-
I’m going to stop masturbating for a while, regardless of whether or not it is for sure causing more damage and/or preventing things from healing. I don’t want to take any chances, even though this isn’t a very serious injury to the penis compared to ones other members have had that I’ve seen through searches on here. bottom line: i want to get rid of the red discoloration and things to heal so I can start PEing again.
I PMed gprent101 about this (thank you, by the way) and he was surprised that this redness is still there, and that it shouldn’t last this long. he suggested doing hot wraps and massages to try to stimulate healthy blood flow into the area to flush out the discoloration which is trapped blood cells. I’m going to start doing this a couple times a day and see if it helps. Does anybody have experience in this or any comments on if it would help?
I’ve given this more than enoguh time to heal…but I’m going to continue stop masturbating, and try the hot wraps and massages for a few weeks and see if it improves. But I’m already feeling doubtful as it has been 3 months and planning on seeing a doctor again. But should I see my regular doctor or a specialist? And would that specialist be a urologist - is that the one that deals with penises? I mean, I trust my regular doctor and she (that’s right “she”, which only made that appointment more awkward) is very smart, but I don’t think she really knows too much about burst blood capillaries through jelqing. Any thoughts on this?
And if I see the doctor/urologist, how do I explain the situation and try to present it so it’s less embarassing?
I’m getting so frustrated over here. I’m also dealing with tendinitis in my shoulders and knees due to overdoing lifting in the weight room. Lifting was such a big part of how I spent my time, everything just sucks lately, i have went from getting huge to doing these retarded rotater-cuff strengthening exercises with a soup can. Very demoralizing…but I’m getting better and stronger, I’ll be able to lift again soon. It just sucks because I’m 20 years old sitting here with a bad shoulder, a bad knee, and then I went and added a bad dick to my list of body parts I fucked up. I’m learing a lot about overworking my body, the hard way. Please guys, be careful what you do to your penises…you only get one, and it’s better to do too little than to do too much and hurt yourself.
You think you’re pretty cool, things are going your way, and then you decide it won’t hurt to ignore the warnings your body gives you. Next thing you know and you’ll be like me two months ago- sitting in the doctor’s office, explaining to a 60 year-old lady that you bruised your dick trying to make it bigger like a fucking idiot. God damn.
My dad is going to buy a digital camera soon, and I’m thinking about using it to post a picture on here to give you guys a better idea of what I’m dealing with. Again, it’s not severe or anything, but I want to get this thing resolved. If anyone has any comments and could answer some/all of the questions i have pretty, pretty please post it! I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
-Sorry this post was so long, i really needed to talk about it :) gprent101 also wrote to me “you can also start a new thread and get ideas from the whole group. Bruising and discoloration is something we all have to be on the lookout for and there are lots of good ideas out there to control it.” So that was why I decided to write this all down, and maybe some poeple can help me out, and hopefully others can learn from my situation.