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The dorsal vein on my penis appears much larger and I am noticing transient groin discomfort. I am a 22 year old male. What could this be?

The dorsal vein on my penis appears much larger and I am noticing transient groin discomfort. I am a 22 year old male. What could this be?

Dorsal penile vein: If you are sexually quite active, it is normal for your dorsal penile vein to enlarge since sex involves increasing blood flow to the penis, holding it for a while (erection), and then letting it flow out through the veins. The transient groin discomfort could well be due to venous congestion or engorgement, somewhat analogous to the "blue ball" syndrome. It is benign and will resolve. ...Read more

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I have superficial veins popping up on the dorsal part of my penis and they're really dark, I'm a 1st year medical student and idontknow what that is?

I have superficial veins popping up on the dorsal part of my penis and they're really dark, I'm a 1st year medical student and idontknow what that is?

Answered yet?: I remembered this was answered. Most likely, it's a branch of penile dorsal vein, which has its own normal variation in its diameter, number, and distribution. But I wondered that "popping up" meant - recently occurring. The easiest thing to do is to ask one of your clinically related attending (since you're a medical student) to take a look at and palpate it so this riddle could be solved. Best.. ...Read more

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Pain in groin on right side above the penis root. Pressed slightly to check and feels like some swollen veins at the painful spot.20 yo male. Cancer?

Pain in groin on right side above the penis root. Pressed slightly to check and feels like some swollen veins at the painful spot.20 yo male. Cancer?

Probably not: The most common cause for pain in the inguinal region is the development of a hernia. Not a likely spot for a tumor. See your physician and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What's the name and purpose of the large prominent vein on the top of my penis that seems to originate from the pelvis?

What's the name and purpose of the large prominent vein on the top of my penis that seems to originate from the pelvis?

Here are some...: Most likely, what you see are dorsal veins. Known to us, veins of any organs tend to widely vary in number, course, and distribution as compared to the arteries to any organs. So, if asymptomatic, compressible, and variable at erection and detumescence, leave them alone because what you see is your personal unique anatomical variation. Of course, if still in doubt, have someone take a look. Best.. ...Read more

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Could I get help the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

Could I get help the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

Probably not need...: The visibility and diameter of penile dorsal veins highly vary but carry no clinical significance as long as you're well and sound in erection for coitus. So, usually, no intervention is required, and not worth the trouble. Of course, overindulgence and obsession in every aspect of life will negatively impact desirable healthy living, and sex is no exception. ...Read more

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What to do about the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

What to do about the dorsal vein on my penis is swollen?

May be normal: If the vein collapses when pushed on, is not tender, and there is no surrounding redness or increased warmth, then it can indicate overall hydration status, but is not likely a problem. If any of the above are present, then you should see your Dr or Urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes thrombosis of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis? (The main prominent penis vein)

What causes thrombosis of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis? (The main prominent penis vein)

Blocking blood flow: Use of "cock rings", cords, or other types of devices that block the flow of blood through the vein for a prolonged time is the most probable cause. There are also blood clotting disorders such as anti cardiolipin antibodies that iincrease the risk of clotting. Inflammation from an infection can also cause clotting/thrombosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coital rupture of superficial dorsal vein of penis? Is loss of size and girth a symptom? Is there a place to see pictures?

What are the symptoms of coital rupture of superficial dorsal vein of penis? Is loss of size and girth a symptom? Is there a place to see pictures?

Hereinafter...: Hereinafter is a helpful article in http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085625/, from which you may get a glimpse on your concern. Best wish. If needing more counseling, go to www. Healthtap. Come/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio / video may go faster and gain more. ...Read more

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If the penile dorsal or super fiscal vein became damaged, would penis become permanently retracted? What r other symptoms?

If the penile dorsal or super fiscal vein became damaged, would penis become permanently retracted? What r other symptoms?

Usually minor issue: It sounds to me from your description that you have soreness to the dorsal vein of the penis for trauma. Usually this is a self limited issue and will resolve in time. Can try antiinflammatories like ibuprofen and heat sometimes that helps resolve the issue. This should not result in a retracted penis. Other symptoms other than soreness would be firmness felt along the vein ...Read more

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Does a thrombosis on the superficial dorsal vein of penis effect erections, blood flow to or from the penis or leak of the penis? Everything feels ok

Does a thrombosis on the superficial dorsal vein of penis effect erections, blood flow to or from the penis or leak of the penis? Everything feels ok

Here are some...: If the thrombosis of superficial vein of the penis as defined occurred solitarily, erectile function should not be affected, but not saying ED will never happen in the future because life is a constantly moving, changing, evolving event to conform the reality that life is a constantly changing adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living. ...Read more

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Small hard lump under the dorsal vein on top of penis. It's slightly palpable when standing but most when lying down. Straight erection. What is it?

Small hard lump under the dorsal vein on top of penis. It's slightly palpable when standing but most when lying down. Straight erection. What is it?

Many possibilities: Penile masses can vary in etiology from cysts, fibrous plaques, malignancies, superficial thrombophlebitis, and more. An ultrasound in addition to an examination by a urologist could elucidate the condition further. The article describes Mondor's Disease, a case of superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis
<a href="http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/" rel="nofollow" target="_bla ...Read more

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Does a thrombosed on the superficial dorsal vein of penis effect erections or leak of the penis? Every feels ok just a clot on the supericial dorsal vein I think? Doctor said it just takes time. Its being over three months.

Sclerosing lymphangi: This sounds like a condition called sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis. (Google it -- you can find photos to compare with your situation.) It's harmless and your doctor is right: it will clear up, but takes time. It doesn't typically cause erectile problems, urine leaking, or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Pelvis pain before & after urinating and also right side testicular veins tender and swells. Also feel pain at base of penis&right testis when aroused?

Urology referral: I would recommend talking to your primary care doctor about a referral to a urologist, for pelvic/scrotal/penile pain as these symptoms could be due to a number of things. ...Read more

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Due to repeated masturbation I found my dorsal vein size increased I think this is effecting my erections because blood doesn't flow to my pennis head?

Due to repeated masturbation I found my dorsal vein size increased I think this is effecting my erections because blood doesn't flow to my pennis head?

Wouldn't matter: Use / non-use or self-abuse won't make structural changes to your penis. If having concerns about erections, should see a urologist for exam to be sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more

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After repeated masturbation size of my dorsal vein is lareg than earlier, n head of my pennis is not filling with blood, I hav healthy habits good bmi?

After repeated masturbation size of my dorsal vein is lareg than earlier, n head of my pennis is not filling with blood, I hav healthy habits good bmi?

Too much sex: Perhaps you need to give your body a day or two break. I am known here on health tap for telling men that masturbation is normal and common and without any health risks. But, too much can be too much. Sometimes our skin and organs need some time to recover so they can function properly. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old male I am uncircumcised... During intercourse I noticed my penis was bleeding...what wouldcause this?

I am a 22 year old male I am uncircumcised... During intercourse I noticed my penis was bleeding...what wouldcause this?

Torn tissue: The mechanics of sex will stretch and twist tissue. Sometimes this will produce small tears in the frenum, or attachment of the foreskin. That should be visible to close examination (mirror might help). If this comes out of your pee hole, it is unexpected and should be evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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I'm 22 year old male. Took Accutane aged 20 for period of 6 months. Did it stunt my height (closure of bone plates) and stunt my penis growth?

Unrelated: Linear growth and penile growth are more or less finished by the age of 17 in most males & slowed significantly in others. If you went into puberty about the same time as your friends, it is unlikely that you would grow after 19. ...Read more

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Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Probably normal: Every male has "small white bumps" on the penile skin, normal sebaceous glands and hair follicles. If you are sure this is new and/or abnormal, see your doctor or a dermatologist. In the meantime, this description doesn't sound at all like genital warts. And common skin warts don't get transmitted to the genital area, so that's really not something to be concerned about. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 30 year old male and my penis keeps oozing a clear and sticky substance. I have no groin pain or tesicale pain.?

Hi I'm a 30 year old male and my penis keeps oozing a clear and sticky substance. I have no groin pain or tesicale pain.?

Get checked: A penile discharge often indicates an infection. If you have been having unprotected sex it could be due to a sexually transmitted disease. If not, there are other infections that can do this. So get checked out. Avoid intercourse until seen, either way. Other causes are possible as well, but you need to see a doc to find out. If you have fever, vomiting, or increased pain, get seen at ER. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 22 year old male, I noticed a small lymph node on the crease in my right groin, its movable and smaller than a pea, what could it be?

Hi, I'm a 22 year old male, I noticed a small lymph node on the crease in my right groin, its movable and smaller than a pea, what could it be?

A lymph node: Small soft lymph nodes in the groin could be normal. Causes of enlarged lymph nodes in that area could be infections in the legs or feet, sexually transmitted diseases, or lymphoma. You should see a doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Causes for prominent veins? Over the past few days I've noticed my veins are showing more and more of them are visible everywhere above my pelvis.

Causes for prominent veins? Over the past few days I've noticed my veins are showing more and more of them are visible everywhere above my pelvis.

Veins showing: Veins are closer to your skin surface than arteries are. Maybe like like most young healthy women you are exercising and trying to keep your wt down. In doing that you may be burning some of your subcutaneous fat and so your veins become more prominent. Just a thought. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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On a recent ct, abd/pelvis w IV contrast, my right gonadal vein somewhat prominent 8.0mm diameter. Could this be contributing to my chronic pain?

Possibly: That diameter is 3-4 times normal. Possible causes include a portocaval shunt due to liver disease. Speak with your doctor about this and consider a consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I was told 2 have CT w/ barium due to calcified vein in pelvis. Radiology in reg. Xray said unidentified ideology. Any risks if I don't do the CT?

I was told 2 have CT w/ barium due to calcified vein in pelvis. Radiology in reg. Xray said unidentified ideology. Any risks if I don't do the CT?

Vascular problems: You'll be denying your providers and yourself some possibly important information regarding how to treat your vascular problem. Blockages in veins are not good and might result in some seriously threatening events - like stroke, etc. It's also important to see why blood calcium is high. Why not find out about these things? Consider it practice for Tx decisions. I hope it goes well - be strong! ...Read more

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Have calcified vein in pelvis. Radiologist report says unidentified ideology. (Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT?

Have calcified vein in pelvis. Radiologist report says unidentified ideology. (Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT?

Not sure.: Sometimes a phlebolith can't be differentiated from a distal ureter stone on xray, and a CT is done to make the distinction. Perhaps the calcified vein is a larger vein than the small veins associated with phleboliths, and further evaluation is needed. But I can't be sure based on limited info. Try discussing the need for a ct with your doc. ...Read more

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My right testicle is solid, including the veins coming from it which are swollen and appear as a lump on my pelvis. Left is 4 times smaller.

My right testicle is solid, including the veins coming from it which are swollen and appear as a lump on my pelvis. Left is 4 times smaller.

Testicles: Need to see a doctor as soon as possible, to rule out testicular cancer which is the most common cancer in male between the ages of 20-39. ...Read more

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Blue veins on pelvis sign of ovarian cancer?

Blue veins on pelvis sign of ovarian cancer?

Usually not.: Although a pelvic or abdominal tumor can lead to an increase in pelvic veins seen on the skin, there are more frequent causes such as malfunctioning (refluxing) valves in the saphenous system or even in the ovarian veins (pelvic congestion syndrome).A ct of the abdomen and pelvis as well as a leg venous ultrasound will help to make the diagnosis. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Iam 22 year old man, my pennis as so small, its 3" when its tired, how to make it big atleast 6 or 7"? Please help me...

Iam 22 year old man, my pennis as so small, its 3" when its tired, how to make it big atleast 6 or 7"? Please help me...

Satisfaction: A woman needs attention, stimulation and tenderness, not brute size. Width is more important than length. Technique is more important than length. Caring and authenticity is more important than length. Foreplay and attention to her needs are more important than length. Servicing her pleasure is more important than length. See the pattern that's forming? Length is mostly a guy's preoccupation. ...Read more

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I'm 22 Years old, I have veins that bulge out around my knee under pressure and go back down while sitting. What is this?

I'm 22 Years old, I have veins that bulge out around my knee under pressure and go back down while sitting. What is this?

Probably varicose: These are likely varicose veins. If they are painful, you can have them evaluated with ultrasound doppler to check the function of your valves in the veins. Some get relief with operation of the vein to have it removed or portions of it lasered. ...Read more

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My UTS resuls" B/L dilation of vessels entering Renal Pelvis, mostly in the right kidney" no masses, and a residual volume of 68 mL, should I worry?

My UTS resuls" B/L dilation of vessels entering Renal Pelvis, mostly in the right kidney" no masses, and a residual volume of 68 mL, should I worry?

Unclear. ..: What does UTS & B/L stand for? Please clarify them so I or more doc can answer your Q in a clearer fashion. But if residual urine was checked right after you emptied a not severely distended bladder, 68 cc suggests slight bladder weakness to empty, for which you need to be followed closely with possible Rx to ensure no worsening in bladder function over time. Ask Doc... ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has what looks like a vein bulging out from where his penis starts. I'm not sure if that's what it is or not.

Probably normal: Many men & boys hav a prominent vein, called Dorsal Vein of Penis, starting at base of penis. Not a cause for concern! ...Read more

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I am 22 year old boy but I have no testis both my legs only penis and I hope my testis abdomin. Al?

I am 22 year old boy but I have no testis both my legs only penis and I hope my testis abdomin. Al?

Time for consultatn: I would visit a urologist and pursue finding your testis. If they are abdominal, they place you at greater risk of testis cancer, and reduced fertility. Be prepared for a thorough evaluation including blood tests. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 22 year old female and I've noticed recently my veins in my hands bulge out quite a bit whenever my hands are lowered. Why is this happening?

Hi, I'm a 22 year old female and I've noticed recently my veins in my hands bulge out quite a bit whenever my hands are lowered. Why is this happening?

Very grave question!: When you are standing up and you lower your arms the blood in your veins will drop towards the floor (unless you are in a space capsule), due to the force of gravity. (Remember your HS Physics). You will see some small bumps too. Those are the valves in your veins which prevent backflow. If you lift your hands and arms above your heart the blood will quickly flow back to your heart. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 22 year old female and have smoked for a year I noticed that I can see veins on the roof of my mouth and I was wondering if its normal.

Hi I'm a 22 year old female and have smoked for a year I noticed that I can see veins on the roof of my mouth and I was wondering if its normal.

Smoking irritation: Although it is normal to have fine veins on the palate, individuals who smoke typically have inflamed oral membranes from chronic irritation. This could account for more prominent veins. ...Read more

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What could cause varicose veins in a 22-year old? Could a sedentary life be the cause?

No: Varicose veins in a young person may be the result of genetic predisposition, or multiple child birth in a female. Typically, I see varicose veins in young people as a result of inheritance or something they were born with. A sedentary life style does not cause varicose veins. ...Read more

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