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Re: Trauma, venus leak - Inability to get full erection and maintaining it...

Written by Mads at 11 Apr 2006 15:18:17:

As an answer to: Re: Trauma, venus leak - Inability to get full erection and maintaining it... written by Robin at 30 Nov 2005 17:54:00:

Hi Robin,

I recently had a ultra-sound scan carried out - the report was a normal or above average blood flow to the penis. Amazing, but yet horrifying, cause it makes me more frustrated. Furthermore, this test revealed that there was no sign of a venous leakage. This came as a surprise and I was relieved, but in fact it makes me wonder what my problem is. My doctor wants to go in the direction of a "psychological problem", but that doesen't do it for me. I'm keen on having "normal" sex and I still have problems getting an erection even by myself.

During the same period of the beating, I was applying some very heavy cream to treat a wart behind the penis head. I was sexually active, and I know for a fact that my skin behind the penis fractured quite severly. The thing is, that I don't know if this trickered the sting-like vein or artery or if it was the beating (blow to the pelvic region). The ultra sound test seems to confirm that the beating had nothing to do with this.

I also notice that I don't have that much sensitivity behind the penis head, where the fracture of the scin appeared almost two years ago. Could I possibly have injured some nerves?

The next step is to get an x-ray (forgot the name of the test), which is not commonly done (have to travel to another country, which I'm more than willing to do).

What is your view on all this? I can say that I some times experience normal erections, but never when I need it. Also, I never get an erection during the day by it self. I think that I occasionally wake up with an erection, but that's all.

Seeing some of the other posters, I feel that there might be many in my boat. Being 26 years of age, this is frustrating as hell.

Looking forward to your comments.

Best regards,


>Dear Mads,
>First I must say Im not professional, I have only my own training.
>Second, I believe we can totally forget the peyronnies - and you can be thankful to forget it, a venous leakage is a big enough problem and there might be some cure - peyronnies has no cure - I dont know how the first doctor arrived at this diagnosis. With peyronnies there are calcified patches which can be felt in the flaccid penis. There is no known cause or cure for this and it gets progressively worse, never to my knowledge subsiding after 18 months or any length of time. I was twice diagnosed with this. It seems some doctors when in doubt, diagnose peyronnies rather than saying they dont know. Anyway, enough of that.
>You were beaten up (hell) in a street fight maybe? - you didnt have an erection at the time, so there is no penis fracture, (the penis can only fracture when erect).
>You have "some kind of trauma to the pelvic region" probably a venous leakage (or arterial leakage) of some sort (exactly what?) the "strange string like vein" seems to confirm this ... It does sound very much like a blood leakage problem, (and with no reported pain? so I presume no nerve is affected ot trapped etc.).
>I have a similar problem to yours - viagra works to some extent for me as well - also a rubber band like valve round the base of the penis helps keep the blood in the erection - I do understand how horrific this sounds - even at 53 it horrified me - still it works.
>Now, there is hope, 10 yrs. ago previous to internet there was no hope, I am so thankful, Id have been completely high and dry without internet communication and realising there are others like me - and also there is something practical which could maybe offer help.
>MEDLINE makes summaries from all the medical studies easily accessible, and if we take penis fracture as the generalised term of your complaint, then it was first reported round 1930, in 1994 when I had my "fracture" there were less than 200 reported cases, in the last 10 years there are now almost 2000 reported cases. The point is modern technology and MRI (magnetic resonance imagine - the tube) etc. have discovered the theme and the new possibilities for research.
>I believe you come in the same category as I do with "atypical penis fracture" (fracture is a misnomer even in typical fracture - it is only the corpus cavernoso and tunica albiguina which are ripped - not fractured).
>Among the newer studies are around 5 which talk of arterial dysfunction, and examinations and operations to correct this.
>I have learnt that one cannot expect every individual doctor to be up to date with every facet of modern medicine, - the time I got my best treatment was when I went to a Urologist and showed him the latest studies, and thus got my first MRI checks. (which showed nothing, but at least it gave me and the urologist a direction to think in).
>Now, 2 weeks ago, I downloaded the last 5 yrs. medline studies, and in the next 2 weeks I may be able to say approximately which examinations are advised and what sort of operation may be available and helpful for you. At present I can only suggest, you go to medline yourself (link at top of page type in "penis fracture arterial" as the search words and when you get the answer, set the "display" to citation - you would then be able to read these through yourself ... its all hard work, in a strange medical world but I reckon theres a 80% chance that you find a hopeful direction to go in and think about and present to an "expert".
>So, Id be interested in any feedback you can give me about medline, Otherwise ask again in a few weeks time and maybe I will have the answers by then.
>The point is research is progressing very quickly in this area, if not now, then in ten years time there could well be a permanent cure for your condition, so dont give up hope.
>Good luck - cheers


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