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does too much masterbating effect the size and stiffness of an erected penis?
NO, if you masturbate once or twice a DAY even it won't make a different thats an urban myth. but if it feels sore or uncomfortable just stop and dont masturbate until it feel comfortable again. It only makes a problem if you have an erection for HOURs which is pretty impossible, unless u masturbate A LOT. if you have an erection for HOURs the blood vessels that are keeping in the blood which make the erection get damaged meaning that they cant hold as much blood and cant hold it for as long as they used to be able to. DO NOT WORRY, its only if its for HOURS!!!. just stop masturbating if it hurts and dont do it for a day or two. Most of the playground or internet myths are BS!
I'm 17 and when my penis is erect it has an unusual amount of curvature. It's sometimes painful to masturbate and I find it difficult to have sex. Is there any way I can correct it's stiffness without the use of surgery?
Ray go and have this condition diagnosed first. Maybe something else.. Dont automatically think surgery..
Gidday Ray. For some guys, a curved one is normal it's when they look like a corkscrew that things get serious. You say it's painful to masturbate which suggests given you're only 17 would be well worth seeing a specialist sooner rather than later while your body is still growing in case action needs to be taken to give your body a chance at correct the angle if that is an option. The fact it is painful suggests it is well worth getting it checked and I'd encourage you to ask your doctor about the possibility of you having "Peyronie’s Disease" which has the classic painfully curved penis as a symptom. Don't be alarmed that the word "disease" is in that term, it's just the medical wording for a condition that you may or may not have, but better you be sure so that treatment can take be arranged. As a footnote, it's unproven scientifically but it has been claimed in some circles that taking Vitamin E can help with curvature but I stress this is purely anecdotal and not proven so may be pure fairy tales. What I would be doing is looking around for a doctor who knows about Peyronie’s Disease usually a Urologist is best and paying them a visit. If nothing else, it'll put your mind at rest and may help find a solution to the pain.
I'm 43 and recently had knee pain for no reason it appeared, swelling and stiffness which I've had now for over 7 weeks. Had X-ray as could not walk at all - in fact bed bound as pain was terrible and was bent with bruises at the back of the knee. The doctor said osteoarthritis but I'm not convinced as surely that would ease with medication . Please advise what can I do next ? I've had tramodol , diclophenic etc.
i suffer from the symtoms of pd and was checked by my doctor and then a speacialist who belives its just a tremmer but over the months my tremmer has progressed and i too suffer the aches pains stiffness and slow motivation as other sufferers .. i just want to know is there a op were i can be offered or i can ask abbout to stop the tremmer as im at the stage were im down no personalitie just totaly withdrawn within my self and want to know can i push for treatment which involves the op
Hi...! I'm 24 years old guy. I'm suffering from a disease Ankylosing Spondylitis. Which cause stiffness in backbone and calcium stick on all back bone. I have pain almost many parts of body. But my sex appeal is normal like a healthy man and sperm color also normal. So please tell me is that disease will effect on my sex life with my wife like it may cause problem related to baby or pregnancy of my wife?
Hi I was diagnosed with AS about 2 years ago and have found things very difficult to deal with and I had the same question as you, so I asked my GP. The answer he gave me is that if you are taking an anti-TNF then your wife will be unable to conceive, I was also taking Methotrexate and that also will will prevent your wife to conceive, it will actually cause a miscarriage. If you are taking any of these types of medication the you should read the leaflets carefully and fully. I hope I have been of some help.
Hi, I have AS also. It should not affect your sex life, provided that having sex is not too painful. Exercise as much as you can - rotations, stretches, light physical - as these will all help you feel more flexible. Determine what time of day you have least pain, and try for that time. Find a position that works for you and her eg if your back and hips are stiff, missionary may be tricky so put a pillow under her bum to raise her, try from side of bed standing, etc. As far as passing AS to your child, there is a small chance as it is genetically related but not guaranteed - do a google search for more. No connection to likelihood of pregnancy from AS alone. Stay positive, my AS improved with age, and weekly Physio for stretching along with hydrotherapy really worked - stopped taking NSAIDS as a result. If you are too stiff to exercise, speak to your GP about medication choices, including the likes of Embryl, as these are enablers to doing exercise which is the main preventative to your condition deteriorating. good luck!
Hi I am 20 years old and I found a lump behind my left ear it is firm and does not hurt. My doctor gave me a course of antibiotics which did not clear the lump. I then underwent a skull x-ray which came back normal and the doctor told me not to worry about it. However I am worried because the lump is there over a month now and I don't know what is causing it. I am also experiencing stiffness on the left side of my neck and the bone feels harder on the left side of my ear compare to the right side. Thanks
im currently unwell,ive had previous drastic surgery on my abdomen&bowel&have many health problems.During the last 10 days i have lost a stone in weight too.It started when i had some pain in my hip&stomache,fever which went with paracetamol&seemed to last for only a day.The pain intensified with lots of gas,which then "settled" into a very tender abdomen which was very much like the feeling of just having had surgery eg tender tummy,difficulty in coughing,laughing&walking properly upright&a stiffness in walking/moving.As the days progressed(3rd day)i developed diarrhea which i still have,This is day 6 now but i feel im getting abit better generally.Im scared its cancer but know i wont even get a drs appointment for at least 3wks!Should i go to hospital or just wait until i can see a dr?I dont think ive im properly hydrated either.Thank you in anticipation of any help.
I'm 42 yrs old & since i was 17 I've suffered periodically from psychosis and have been prescribed chlorpromazine, olanzapine, quetiapine, and am currently taking risperidone. my symptoms are hallucinations in my peripheral vision, paranoia, audio hallucinations, constant anxiety, fear & suspiscion. my moods are erratic and extreme. And at times I'm so manic that I'm climbing the walls & too hectic for people to deal with. my problem is i can't seem to find the right anti psychotic meds that work without causing Parkinsonism, muscle/joint stiffness & pain and my limb coordination is getting pretty poor now. i can be completely sober and will stagger like I'm drunk. I've spoken to gp's & psychiatric doctors & get nowhere. it feels like I'm being fobbed off, ignored & made to feel that my side effects are just imaginary. please can there be any alternative treatments that work without making me feel worse. thank you all. peace...
HI , ive had a similar problem with the same diagnosis , medication after medication appointment after appointment and all dead ends. no difference in my mental health and no explanation from any health professional , scary to think gp's and doctors don't have the slightest concern , any advice would be really great.
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