Q. How can a patient who frequently masturbates overcome penis pain and erection problems?

Answered by
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 05, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 21 years old and have a question regarding my penis. I noticed that I had slight pain after frequent masturbation. However, my penis does not become erect, and I have slight bruising. Should I be worried about it?



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Yes, you will have pain and inflammation of the penile skin due to friction. However, it is normal; you do not need to worry about it. I suggest you avoid masturbation for a week and give it time to heal.

Thank you doctor for the reply,

Does the vein that goes to my testicle look like a varicocele? How long would it take for the slight bruising to go away?



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From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the inflammation on the penis tip causes pain while passing urine. As varicocele does not cause pain in the penis, it causes pain in the scrotum. Regarding varicocele, you will only come to know with an ultrasound of the scrotum, which will also show the grade of the varicocele. The inflammation will go away if you avoid masturbation and let it heal. Next, I suggest you undergo a scrotum ultrasound for the varicocele's diagnosis and grading.

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