Injuries and erections

Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by B_joe38, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. B_joe38

    B_joe38 New Member

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    I had a bicycle accident when I was 12 years old and I injured my penis and the doctor only sowed me up. Can that be that I don't have a full erection. Any comment will be helpful. Can it be corrected with a operation?
     
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    I'd say it possible but a definite conclusion isn't possible via an internet forum. I'll advise against any surgery. Any surgery could make it worse.

    A question: Where was the injury? At the root, mid-shaft, or head.
     
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    Thank you for your reply! The injury was quite deep at the root of my penis. I don't want to go for a surgery either. Is there any suggestions for me to maintain a hard erection. I sometimes battle to maintain an erection during intercourse.
     
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    Cock Ring? Viagra?
     
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    Thank you for the suggestion, I will try it! Anything to satisfy my wife!!!!
     
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    joe38, I'm going to have to use the 'D' word because that's really your best course: go do a doctor. Even w/o surgery, there might be a prescription that could help.
     
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    It is hard to say without more information or a physical exam.

    If it was an injury to the superficial structures (skin, superficial fascia, and surface veins), then there should be no lingering effects. In the flaccid state, it is difficult to seriously injure the penis, unless it is by some sort of penetrating trauma that damages the tunica albuginea (covering of the erectile bodies), corpora cavernosa (erectile bodies), or the deep arteries/veins.

    It is possible that scar tissue may have developed making an erection more difficult. I would go to a doctor, talk about the situation and consider getting an ultrasound with doppler to evaluate for calcified scar tissue and blood flow.

    Additionally, you may also talk with your doctor about standard ED treatment options if you do require them.

    Surgery is rarely indicated for such problems; it just doesn't work too well in general for ED (except for a few cases that you may discuss with your doctor, if applicable).
     
  8. IdahoTom

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    Of course the doctor is the next step. Operations are usually to be avoided but accurate diagnosis gets you working with the facts. But one question he will ask you is do you get morning erections? If so, that is very good. And if so, they might want to say its psychological which can be discouraging – but don’t let it be.

    You mention you "don't have a full erection" and "battle to maintain an erection during intercourse", so I assume that you can get fully hard at least for a while. A couple of your pictures do look fully hard. Have you had this problem all you adult life? General health issues such as blood pressure or glucose problems usually affect woodys.


    Another possibility is loss of sensitivity. The dorsal nerves carry most of the feeling. Your injury was at the root, but if some of it was near the top. See
    http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/yang1.

    I have recently suffered with nerve damage – I’ll explain: Last spring in a freak accident, the end of my penis got smashed – bled like a pig. I was lucky it wasn’t cut off and there was no damage to the urethra or erectile tissue. However, it left my glans dead as if a dentist shot it with Novocaine. Because it healed with almost no visible scaring and I get morning erections, some doctors say my problem is psychological.

    I can get a good erection but it is difficult to maintain. Why? Well how do you stay hard when to can’t feel much of anything? And while the brain is the biggest sex organ, feedback from nerves is essential. Now, almost 9 months later, I have about 25% sensation back (most within the last month) and am positive that good progress will continue although it has been hell. Each month as there is more feeling, erections are better. Some things that have helped along the way are:

    Kegels – I find that when I kegel until exhausted, the next day erections are a LOT better. This was one of the earliest things tried and I remember how great it felt to please my wife as a man even if I couldn’t enjoy it like I used to.

    Cock rings or the like – A little pressure along the top of the base helps. A simple string can do.

    Viagra – The stuff can sometimes work miracles.


    Now, it may be difficult to judge how sensitive you are since your accident happened during puberty so you don’t have ‘adult’ experience before the injury. You are uncut so glans sensitivity should be at its max. Not sure how what to ask here – perhaps: is it easy to reach climax even without getting hard? At times is it almost too sensitive to touch the glans? Such signs would be positive.

    Hope this info is helpful
     
  9. Northland

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    I had a major accident in which I slammed down hard on my front side injuring my penis and can tell you that I am fully functional. It is impossible to know what the nature of your injury is and whether or not it is treatable. You comment that you do not have a full erection, am I correct in reading this that you are at least getting partially erect but want more and something which will stay hard? Some of this may just be a matter of time, you were sewn back together along the genitals, therefore there could be some skin tissue which needs time to heal, nerves which need time to heal. Only a doctor can properly answer that for you, see one as soon as possible- didn't the one who worked on you give you information?
     
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    Nerves take a notoriously long time to regrow (on the order of months), so as you have noticed, you may gradually regain feeling over time. There aren't too many things that have been proven to help with nerve regrowth. However, in diabetics, alpha lipoic acid (500-600 mg daily) has improved numbness. GLA from Evening Primrose or Borage Oils has also been shown to help.
     
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    Thank you very much for all your suggestions and I will go and see a doctor for further help. Some answers to your questions is that I do sometimes loose sensitivity in my penis during intercourse and that leads to numbness. And I loose focus allot i.e. I start think of everything but pleasing my wife and I think that can also be part of the problem, what do you think?
    Yes the injury was quite deep and I can even remember what my erection looked like before the accident it was a long time ago! I only remember that the injury was quite serious and my mother had to rush me to the doctor. Yes I do get morning erections and I am pleased that that is a good sign!

    Thank you again for all your help in helping me I appreciate it very much!:smile:
     
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    ToBe: Thank you for your considerate info. It is important to let people know of possibilities – it has not been easy to find helpful information. There are some injury experiences on sites such as Thunders Place.

    Yes, high quality fats are vital – no junk food either. Nerves like very long chain fatty acids such as rapeseed oil as well. Nerve and brain tissues are largely fat. B12 is important though not easily absorbed. There are mushrooms purported to stimulate nerve growth hormone. I found that mild stimulation with a programmable TENS device helps to innervate nerve sensations. Acupuncture from a very experience healer has definitely help me. As things are starting to come to life, I am working with the above and more so it is difficult to say which is the most important.

    As thing progress, I’ll post about it.


    Joe38 – "loose sensitivity in my penis during intercourse and that leads to numbness".

    This statement is interesting since I experience this too. To verify I recently tested this with a vacuum cylinder and my TENS machine. I noticed that after 5 minutes, the ability to feel the stimulation proportionally decreased with the increase of vacuum. Anything below 2 stayed the same, but moving from 2 to 4 (the max I tried) clearly reduced feeling – just as quickly as turning a volume knob. Reducing back to 2 increased the sensations. I did not persist since I got the info I was looking for and didn’t wish to risk further injury. As one gets closer to climax, the erection gets harder (higher pressure) and sadly I can experience the above.

    I do not know if my injury is the dorsal nerves or the tissue within the glans itself – the doctors here do not have equipment to test this (or so they say). If I understand correctly, your injury did not involve the glans at all.

    Your injury happened many years ago but that does not mean that nerve repair cannot be stimulated. This should be investigated further.


    "I loose focus allot i.e. I start think of everything…"

    This is good info too. At times I’ll do it on purpose to delay the inevitable. But this opens another area before my injury. I have a tendency to anxiety which often make one keep on thinking, and thinking, and thinking. I tried some Xanax, which is purported to reduce sexual function, but found it did the opposite for me. Sometimes I’ll take a 20 minutes nap or rest to reset my buttons before pursuing ‘fun’. You may also have worry on your mind and need to chill out before have ‘fun’ as well.
     
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    Hi IdahoTom
    Thank you very much for your helpful information. It helped me a lot last night during my time of "fun" with my wife. I will definitely keep you posted on my progress!
     
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    I have to go along with many here. You should make an appointment to see a Urologist before you talk with a plastic surgeon. A Urologist has the expertise and honesty to tell you if anything can and how it can be done. It's better to take a non-surgical tack since some of these surgeries (especially ones that involve removal of tissue), once done, cannot be reversed or corrected.
     
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    Tribulus can raise your test levels and libido and B6 is good for healing nerves. And look for a doctor who knows a lot about fasting (from food).
     
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