I read your letter, and its probably not the sort of thing anyone
on the forum could answer, ... also I am not a trained Urologist ...
You need a real specialist ... I am afraid your situation might
be something of a rarity, hope an expert could help.
>I am writing in desperation and request your assistance.
>I had a circumcision back in Feb 1999 due to excessive infections
at the base of the glans and a swelling of the foreskin after sexual
intercourse. The swelling must have started during the intercourse
but after ejaculation and retraction the swollen area became very painful
and raw. Cold water was splashed onto it in an attempt to prevent further
swelling and to reduce the burning sensation. After a while this became
the usual chain of events except that it started to happen after masturbation
and then when I woke up with an erection.
>The operation was performed in the February of 1999. After a couple
of days I noticed that the swelling, that the doctor informed me would
subside, was more defined and larger. The doctor was not aware, until
my re-examination, of this problem which was a large swelling just
on the scar tissue at the base of the glans where the slip of skin
connects. The opposite area to this had become tight, with no swelling,
due to the swelling on the other side pulling the unswollen skin tight,
as it is to this day.
>I had blood tests performed searching for Melkersson Rosenthal
Syndrome, by the refered Dermotologist, and nothing was found. I am
now under going steroid injections which are leaving the area bruised
sore and painful during erection. The area is semi fluid in that one
day it feels spongy and the next it is rock hard even whilst flacid.
>Have you any ideas as to a treatment or cause as this problem
is now affecting my psychological life as I have been unable to approach
women due to the ugliness of my ailment and my last relationship broke
down due to my inability to want sex, undress infront of her or talk
about it through embarrasment. My dermotologist is reluctant to remove
the area by surgery as he it is not sure that it would cure the problem.
>I sincerely hope you can help, as your article suggests you have
done extensive research into this part of the anatomy. If you are unable
to assist me in my plight, would you know of any one who might be able