Hidden effect of PE....anemia?
This question may belong in a scientific category but the content of the question could effect everyone who does PE, so I placed it here.
My question is: how many people here who do PE, especially among veterans and those who jelq on a regular basis, have any form of anemia or symptoms of anemia? Symptoms of anemia include: weakness, fatigue, palor, poor concentration. The symptoms can be vague, and the average PE’er might not attribute pallor and fatigue to playing with the penis.
The reason I ask is: I wonder if rigorous PE, especially jelqing, has the ability to cause mechanical damage to red blood cells (RBC) to a level at which anemia can develop. It is known that certain vascular conditions and mechanical damage from prosthetic heart valves can cause hemolysis and anemia. I am curious as to whether PE, especially chronic and intense PE, can mimic this mechanical damage to RBCs. As you know, the penis is a primarily vascular organ which makes the ideal place to “crush RBCs”.
It should be really easy to support or disprove this question by having those who have done PE regularly for a long time (months to years) report unusual cases of anemia or odd CBC values. On another thread, one of the members revealed he had iron deficiency anemia, which I thought was interesting, and wondered if PE could have anything to do with this.
I think it is always important to analyze all aspects of PE from a medical point of view to avoid any long term harm to oneself.