Diagnosed with subclinical fracture/possible Peyronie’s disease
Some of the TMBers from the previous version of the forums may remember that about a year and a half ago I started having some pain in my penis after a lovemaking session. For a while it was just some minor pain but I eventually noticed some torsion (i.e. penis still points straight but it is twisted a bit like a screw). I was finally able to see a urologist and got an MRI to check it out.
Good news is there is no cancer or damage to my suspensory ligament. Bad news is they did find evidence of a subclinical fracture, prior inflammation of the erectile tissue, and mild distortion in the mid penis.
The doc said there is really nothing they can do about that particular type of damage. I can still get erect enough for intercourse and the distortion doesn’t prevent it. His concern was that it could develop into Peyronie’s disease. He suggested a watch and wait approach focused on minimizing pain, maximizing functionality, and watching out for further distortions that could be corrected.
Any thoughts or advice from my fellow TMBers would be appreciated.
No advice, but I’m so sorry you are experiencing this. I’m curious what was fractured, since there is no actual bone in a penis. What is a subclinical fracture? Did the urologist have any idea how this could have happened? Are you still having much pain? I’ll be praying for you.
Awhile ago, my DH suddenly noticed he had a slight bend in his penis. Beings we are so far from a doctor,and he hates going to one anyways, we decided to first of all try rubbing it with castor oil. I had googled it and from what I read, most doctors take a wait and see approach anyway, as long as it isn’t painful or hinders lovemaking. Castor oil was something we could start with, not expensive or damaging, and something we could do with what we had on hand.
We did that for 2 weeks and noticed a difference already. In 5 weeks, it had about totally disappeared, along with a slight tenderness that he had.
I am neither a doctor nor a nurse, only humbly sharing what worked for us.
I have no advice either, but I have interest as OldMarriedLady does and have a lot of questions, that she mostly asked. Is this something that could happen to any of our husbands, at anytime?
Praying for you SLS. Having some form of answer can sure help. Keep us updated. Thank you for being open so that we all can learn and grow in our knowledge, and so that we can at least walk beside you in prayer and with encouragement.
Thanks everyone for your responses.
From how the doctor explained it to me a subclinical fracture is a tear of the erectile tissue that doesn’t result in a full blown penile fracture (which causes extreme pain, internal bleeding (from the blood in the penis leaking out of the corpus cavernosum), and other nastiness). A subclinical fracture results in scar tissue forming that can cause pain and inflimation as well as distortion of the erection. As time goes on it is possible for the scar tissue to advance and cause Peyronie’s disease which can result in a curved erection and, without treatment, inability to have intercourse.
As to how this happened DW and I were engaged in missionary intercourse when her pelvis went down too far while I was headed in the opposite direction. We heard a pop but because it had happened before with no side effects and there was no immediate loss of erection or other signs of a penile fracture we continued. I started having pain the next day.
The pain is manageable most of the time. It tends to get worse after an ejaculation but overall its something I can deal with.
@Brynna: What do you mean by “slight bend”? I’ve done some reading online after reading this thread, but am very confused. Without trying to embarrass DH, he has always curved just a little and we’ve never seen it as a problem. What would make you think a “slight bend” is something that needs to be addressed?
It is always worth a second (or even third) opinion for something that you feel strongly about.
Please try not to worry about tomorrow. Just take this one day at a time. God gives you new mercies EVERY morning! Enough for that day! I am praying for the Holy Spirit to cover you with peace and comfort.
Here are two articles regarding ‘penis fracture’ and Peyronies.