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Question: Mondor's phlebitis?
|mistudent22484 - Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:38 pm|
I am recently married, 24 year old male. 6'3'', 185 lbs
no medical conditions except seasonal allergies
2 days ago I noticed a cord-like, swelling that starts at the base of my penis and goes about 2 inches down the center of the top. It is 1-2 cm wide. It looks like it is in the superior dorsal vein of the penis.
It is not red, no increase in temperature.
On a scale of 1-10, 10 beng bad, it is about a 2. More uncomfortable. I have been taking 400 mg Ibuprofen every 6 hrs for the last day.
Over the last day it has gotten slightly more dense/harder (but not by much). It has gotten a little longer (1/2 inch longer).
Ths is causing me great concern.
What is wrong with me? What should I do? Should I see a doctor? Should I wait for it to clear up? Can I still have sex? Am I at risk for further damage? Thank you.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:00 am|
Your symptoms are consistent with penile Mondor's phlebitis. This is a relatively rare disease so I would recommend that you see your doctor for evaluation.
If it is Mondor's phlebitis, this is thought to be a basically benign disease. Treatment is generally symptomatic and the condition usually resolves on its own though it may take several months to fully subside. Typically it does not come back.
|mistudent22484 - Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:31 am|
thank you for your time. is there something wrong with me? do you think i will be prone to atherosclerosis? thanks
|mistudent22484 - Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:24 pm|
the pain is starting to subside, however the vein is still just as big and swollen. Do I have to wait to have sex until the vein is back to normal?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:23 pm|
It is difficult to say that you will be more prone to atherosclerosis. I suspect that you are not at any increased risk but I cannot say definitively.
I recommend you be self limited regarding sexual activity. If you notice pain or worsening of your condition you should limit activity.
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