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What should I do about the scarring on my glans(glands) penis?
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What should I do about the scarring on my glans(glands) penis?

First off I would like to say I would really like a doctor to be able to give me an answer on this and I am only posting this in the member's section because it wouldn't allow me to in the doctor's forum.

I am an 18 year old male that has been keeping a terrible secret for nearly 6 years. I have extensive scarring all over my glans (glands) penis due to masturbation. I'm going to start the story of how this happened to me from the beginning. I first began masturbating around the young age of 7. When I first discovered masturbation I thought it was great and loved how it felt. I continued to masturbate regularly for about 3 years followed by another 3 years of abstaining from it. I then rediscovered masturbation around age 13.

Soon after I was experimenting with many different ways to masturbate. One day I decided to experiment in a way that caused me to regret everyday of my life since then. I decided to masturbate using a towel and it ended up slightly scarring many different areas of my glans (glands) penis. After that almost every time I masturbated I made the scarring slightly worse. Over the years this has built up to the point where no matter where I look at my glans (glands) penis there is scarring and it is now finally at the point where masturbating is no longer really pleasurable for me at all.

Before I decided to look for help here I haven't told anyone about this due to the shame I feel for doing this to myself. It has also caused me to be too afraid to enter a relationship due to what my parter would think upon seeing my glans (glands) penis. This in turn has at times caused me to be severely depressed and I have had thoughts of suicide. I have finally decided to seek out help because I decided that it would be better to try and get help then to just give up and be unhappy for the rest of my life or killing myself because I was too afraid to seek help. I only hope that there is some kind of cosmetic surgery that can help clear up most of the scarring on my glans (glands) penis and give me a better quality of life.

As for how extensive the scarring really is... well it's just everywhere on my glans (glands) penis. There is on the top of the glans (glands) penis, on the sides, and even scarring opening up the sides of my urethra. It doesn't look nearly as bad when my penis isn't erect but the scarring is still there. I have also tried to abstain from masturbating many times to see if it would get better but it never does. I can provide pictures to a doctor if they need to see for themselves just how bad it really is. I'm sure this is a rare case but I would like to hear anything that could help me. I believe that some kind of cosmetic surgery will be needed but I would like detailed insights from a doctor. I am asking here as a preliminary to asking a doctor in person due to how embarrassing this is for me. So it would be great if someone could give me advice on how to better my situation.
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I have a similar situation that occurred to me, not from masturbation, but from a ******* paint ball.  I have an indented scar on my glands this size of a paint ball.  This occurred recently.  I am 21 now, and this happened like two years ago.  I haven't gotten with a girl since.  I am like in love with a girl, but constantly make up reasons why I can't hand out.  I have been to some plastic surgeons recently, and have thought about doing laser surgery.  I think this is a serious problem, because this is the only thing on my mind, and everyday *****.  I have a ton of homies, but would give it all up to have this cleared and look normal.  We can do this together! Shoot me an email at ***@****
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Hey I have a similar situation wich I think I got from masturbating I have scarring on the right side of my penis glans (glands). I stated to notice it one day and I wasn't quite sure if I always had it and just never noticed it so I actually pinched my self a number of times right next to the scar and I made another scar which is worse than the original. So some how I must have got the first scar  from something simple like my penis glans (glands) got caught in my zipper that has happened to me atleast a couple times or from   masturbating although I am not sure which maturbation session or technique it was from I used to use a technique where I rubbed the side of my penis glans (glands) across my thigh and I used this for a number of different sessions and I think eventually that might have scarred it....whatever the reason I hope to maybe some day fix this problem.... I have a steady girl that I have talked to about the scars and haved showed her them and she is not bothered by them but this still bugs me to the point where I think about it just about every day... Please email me at ***@**** or send me a message id like to talk to you more about this.
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Well Its been almost a year now since I've been on this site and I still haven't done anything about my problem. I have tried throughout the past year to decrease my frequency of masturbation and have been only doing it about once a week on average and it hasn't helped with the scarring at all. I think the scarring may be slightly worse than before but I can't say by how much. I would still like to get any advice on fixing this problem that I can and in particular if anyone can tell me how to get a doctor on this site to give me advice on it, that would be greatly appreciated.
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Visit a dermatologist. I know its easier to ask for help on the internet due to the anonymity of it, but to a doctor you might as well be anonymous. Their job is to help you with problems with your body, and that includes your penis. Every man starts off with a penis, and most of them figure out that masturbation is pretty nifty at some point, so you have no reason to be embarrassed.
Good Luck
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I would suggest you also look at nutritional support for the connective tissue. Scarring can be from anything that pulls, stretches or tears the connective tissue. Women get it from pregnancy, men and women from being overweight, or from anything that would stretch the skin, i.e. connective tissue. However, some people seem more susceptible to it than others, which can be related to tissue nutrient deficiencies. Certain skin nutrients are very helpful for increasing the "strength" of the connective tissue and thus, MAY decrease scarring.
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Hey, I have been sexually insecure throught my life too, and I am now 28. When I was 18, my penis was even much smaller than it is today, and I did a lot of recreation drugs which shrivled it up even smaller. It has been my little secret my whole life. It bothered me so much that I had an emotional breakdown with anxiety thinking I was dying cos I was too afraid to "fully introduce myself" to this 18 yr old girl when I was 21. The truth is that, as young men in our modern society, we have sexual/penis insecurities which affect us so unnessesarily bad!  

But in reading your post, being 28, I can asure you that this is not a big dilema at all in persuing a relationship with someone you like, and it shouldn't get you down. If you told this to a girl, I think 99.9 % of them, even at your age as girls are very mature (and they go through much more difficult sexuality concerns even, i believe), that they would smile at you and your concerns and they would not think it is a big deal. If anything it is an advantage to you because it may make them more comefortable about theirself.

Regardless, your scars are not that big of a dal, really!!  You say that you cant get orgasm anymore, but I think that sound slike anxiety. I'm sure you can still get orgasm. And if you really can't, it is still not the end of the world, and there are thousands of beautiful girls out there who would love you anyway.

You really should see a doctor, and maybe even another for verification. It's really not that big of a deal! It is just that sexuality means so much to guys at your age it isn't funny! Go to a doctor about it and he will be able to aleviate this ongoing burden so you can be freed from this concern!  Trust me, it will help! Just go!!

If it makes you feel better, I also was burned by a wood stove when I was 8, and I have the scar around the head of my penis. When I was 18, this meant everything to me, now it means nothing! :)
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Oh, now that I think of it, I have given myself a scar on my penis shaft from basterbation over the years. It's no big deal. girls still want me ;)
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Hey I thought I'd pitch in my share to this. When I was 8 years old I had to have surgery on my penis because something wasn't right with the wiring-if you catch my drift-and the tube that carries the sperm was like caught up in the urinary tube or however that works. They didn't explain it very well to an 8 year old. Anyways it left two patches of scars that I can guarentee are worse than anything you have from masturbation. And on top of the I have a fantastic birth mark on the head. But my point is I was always worried about it and throughout most of high school would never let a girl down there. Finally I met a girl that I really liked and let her see them-truthfully cuz she was very hot and not because I thought she wouldn't care-after a month of dating and as I thought she was just looking at them after like a minute she proceeded to give me a fantastic blow jobs and it was like the happiest day of my teenage life. Now I'm currently in college and even those girls rarely pay attention tothem and if they do notice sometimes their girl hormones like make them all loving and caring and want you more. So now I'm still looking at cosmetic surgerys to remove them but I have to say I could honestly go either way and I think you should try out what I did and see if they honestly care cuz I doubt they would. And then go seek the attention of serious surgery. Especially on a sensitve pecke
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