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numb penis

dear miss/sir

I had surgery for phimosis several years ago and since then my penis glans has been numb. Idon't know if it has anything to do with the operation. The doctors I have talked with claim it is a psycho-somatic reaction, however psychologic treatment hasn't helped at all. Is it possible to messure the cunductivity in penis glans? Do you have any theories about what may be wrong?
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There are two nerves that run along the top of the penis and provide sensation for the glans. They could conceivably be injured in the course of a circumcision, but this is unlikely. It is possible to measure nerve function in the glans. You would need to see a neurologist  for this type of evaluation.
Emotional factors may be involved, but the nerve conduction information should give you some concrete information.
Good luck!
S.A.Liroff, M.D.
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