I am a 25-year-old male and I believe I have what is referred to as "penile torsion". I have done some research and understand surgery may be a possibility in correcting the torsion. This problem is effecting me psychologically to the point where I cannoteven be intimate anymore. I also sometimes have trouble urinating and getting a consistent flow of urine. I am in desperate need of some guidance. I live in Northern NJ and would need a doctor within the state to help me. Thank you.
Torsion of the penis, with or without a minor degree of hypospadias, is a congenital abnormality that is being diagnosed more frequently and referred to pediatric surgeons.
For details refer to http://www.springerlink.com/content/lu134752u1932r30/.
There are several procedures for penile torsion. The functional and cosmetic results in the two groups are compared and specific indications for the two techniques are discussed. There is a subcoronal sulcus approach and the second is the Johnston's procedure. The first technique is suggested as the procedure of choice because it involves minimal complications and gives the best cosmetic results.
I’m sorry I would not be able to give details about a surgeon in your state. Probably your family physician could help you.
If you have any further queries do get in touch with me.
Dr Sylvester, MD
I think I do have a few more questions. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. Very generous of you.
First question : What are the chances of finding a doctor willing to perform this surgery ?
and secondly, how familiar is your "every day" Urologist going to be on this issue ?
I am also not sure if insurance would even pay for it. It could be argued that my penis is functioning fine but it is really effecting me psychologically.
To be honest, having a name for it is really helpful.
On a positive note, there seems to be alot of extra skin there and when I pull it to straighten out the torsion it is almost entirely connected.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.