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varicose vein

Hello my husband went to the doctor the other day and was told that he has a varicose vein  he is 24 we have a son already . It has been hurting him for about 3 months now we have ask for the doctor to call us back about this and nothing so this is why I am asking. It is on the right side of his penis about an inch away from the head very painfull.  It hurts  very badly "when erect" . Is there anything we can do to  have at least some of the pain stop? Also do you think this is a infertility also do we need to keep a look out for it?
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Hi,

I suggest you seek an appointment with a urologist. Varicose veins in the penis may be acquired due to trauma or injury. Most of the causes are unknown. Some literature recommend the use of condoms or lubricants during sex to prevent discomfort or further aggravating the condition.A penile ultrasound may be helpful to determine any involvement of superficial penile vessels.You discuss with the urologist your concerns regarding infertility and sexual function. Due to the pain, the condition may warrant intervention.

A dermatologist may also be able to help.
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How is your husband?  I would like to discuss options for fixing this as there is not much related to helping those out with similar issues.  Did he find a fix or is he able to live with the pain?
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I am 21 years old and recently i have developed a varicose vein on my penis. It runs from the base of the head along my shaft.I masturbate a lot but however for the past 3 months i have stopped.The vein gives me slight discomfort.I am not sexually active.
Will the varicose vein ever heal? If so , how long will it take?
What kind of diet do I have to maintain to do so?
Can I have sex without it affecting my life?
Is there any medication I can take that can help the healing process?
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Varicose veins in or near the penis is rather rare. The varicose veins themselves are formed mainly in the legs, mostly because the valves in the veins do not function properly. Are you sure it is varicose veins?

You may want to read up a bit more about these to ensure your husband has varicose veins - here's a comprehensive resource on vv - http://www.legpain.guide/g/52/

Hope this helps, all the best!
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I also have this same problem and I have had it for over a year now. At first I couldn't abstain from sex and masterbation. The urge was too great. Now however the pain has forced me to stop almost all together. I fear this vein or lymphangiosclerosis or whatever it is will never heal. The longest I have been able to abstain is a little over a month but on average is about two weeks. I have been to a few urologists and no one seems to have any definitive answers. I have read conflicting ideas on sex and masterbation. Some say abstain some say don't bother. Since this thing has started I have become extremely depressed because it has quite literally removed my ability to show love to my wife. Sure I can buy flowers etc but as men we all know sex is our truest way of showing our love and affection. I don't know what to do anymore and to be honest if it weren't for my son I would probably commit suicide over this. The pain both physical and mental have become almost unbearable.
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