This patient support community is for discussions relating to urology issues, benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction and urological cancers.
In April, my partner experienced a prominent vein develop during masturbation and he has became concerned about it in the past weeks. The vein is on the right side near the bottom and developed where his right hand was. He occasionally masturbates off and on for several hours at a time. He's 25 years old and he says he has masturbated once daily for 10 years. He have been able cut back on masturbation (three times) in the past week and he completely lost interest in doing it, so leaving it alone is not an issue. We have not had intercourse yet either.
He saw a doctor that said it was probably just a normal variation, possibly a varice. His urine test was clear. His erection gets completely hard and everything works properly. I am concerned about a few things.
1. When he masturbated that time, his penis became inflamed, but swelling went down. What would that mean?
2. He was holding the penis and felt the vein become large instantly. Does this indicate anything?
I've been reading up on this and it seems like it might be Mondor's disease (Blood Clot) or possibly a varicose vein. He has pain from the penis vein to the lower right abdomen, up to where the external iliac vein is. The pain (3/10) is resolved by 400mg ibuprofen entirely. He's had a varicocele and mild varicose veins in his legs for 7 years. Varicose veins run in his family.
3. From masturbation, the foreskin has darkened. Will this be permanent?
After he has reduced masturbation, the vein size has slightly decreased and the foreskin is less dark.
4. What damage can excessive masturbation cause exactly?
From the symptoms the possibility of Mondor’s disease needs to be ruled out. It is superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis. This is an inflammatory reaction to a clot within the vein. This subsequently causes blockages and dilation of the vein. It is typically painless, but can be painful. In studies, patients were noted to have thrombophlebitis after a prolonged sexual act with or without intercourse. It was described as cord-like thickening of the superficial penile veins. Diagnosis can be confirmed by ultrasound.
As the age advances sexual urge decreases and frequency of masturbation or having sex decreases. At a younger age people usually have more sex drive and their frequency of masturbation is maximum. You can indulge in this activity as long as it is pleasurable and you have the drive for it. It shouldn’t cause any pain or discomfort. Semen quantity usually will be low if you do repeatedly without an interval and without any sex drive . This might result in the trauma to the tissue due to friction and blood in the semen.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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.