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Hi, I am 18 years old and this is my problem. Seven months ago, after taking some penis enhancement pills called "Pro Magnum XL" for one month I stopped getting erections. I went to my urologist who prescribed Vitamin E and Ginseng. After 4 months my erections came back but they are not as hard. My doctor said that the pills I took had some sort of steroids inside them who overloaded my penis and that I should cut down on any sexual activity for a month to allow my penis to relax.
When I do not masturbate for a few days, then my erections get even softer and harder to achieve. When I start masturbating again, my erections get harder but not as hard as they used to be before the pills.
There are some days when my penis gets as hard as it used to get before the pills. But this is a very random situation!
I am 6 feet-2 inches tall, I weight 235.4 lbs, I drink responsibly, I smoke a little (two packets every month). I exercise 1-2 times a week and I eat a healthy diet.
My questions are:
1) Do I have ED?
2)Am I going to go back to the way I was? This condition is driving me crazy!!
3)I have not found any other posts on the internet about people having weaker erections after penis enhancement pills. Could I be the only one? Is this possible?
If you need any more information to help you diagnose my problem please ask me.
Let me add some more information. The appearance of my penis has also changed. The head looks bigger than the base of my penis. Allso, the vains are now more visible and sometimes my penis shriks into my body more than it used to. Plus, if I masturbate a lot or for a long time the penis head feels sore.
It is possible that the pills you took changed the blood circulation to the penis.
If you feel that the veins appear larger, it could mean that they have been subjected to a chemical that caused them to dilate and stay enlarged.
Erection is maintained by stopping the venous drainage from the penis by the muscles in the shaft (corpus cavernosus and spongiosum). Any structural alterations at this level would bring about changes in erection.
From the details posted it appears that your symptoms have improved since you stopped taking the enhancement medications.
It would be best to let your body heal itself and restore its normal function without unnecessary interventions.
However, you can add natural supplements rich in vitamins A, E, B-complex, and C to help with the healing.
Sources rich in the above vitamins include seafood, wheatgerm, and citrus fruits.
Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
It appears that your body is slowly reversing the effects of the medication you took.
Hopefully, there will be no or minimal effects persisting at the end of the next 6 months.
However, it is not possible to predict the exact duration it will take for recovery, given that the effects of the medication has not been researched in trials adequately.
It will not be necessary to cease or abstain from sexual activity in the interim. An ejaculation frequency of 3-4 times a week is considered optimum for the prostate and epididymis.
Ejaculating 7-8 times a week is fine as long as you do not have any pain in the penis or the perineal region.
The prostate gland produces the semen which nourishes the sperm produced in the testes and transported by the epididymis.
Depleting semen beyond the capacity of the prostate to produce it can cause irritation to the prostate and may cause prostatitis.
But if you are comfortable with your current frequency of ejaculation, there is no cause for worry.
Yes you can continue the vitamin E and Ginseng. Do continue to review your status with your urologist every 2 months, at a minimum.
I visited my doctor today and had a little talk. He says that he is 100% sure that it is impossible for me to have a biological problem. He is sure that I have created the idea that I have a problem into my head and this is what is causing the whole thing. He says that there is no way an 18 year old can have such problems. He thinks it is not worth to move on to doing further tests like testosterone tests and so on. He just told me to relax and get it into my head that I am alright.
He also said that the veins that are visible on my penis are normally visible and that they are not enlarged in any way.
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