I am a 31-year-old physically active male and I have been worried about the size of my superficial dorsal vein of the penis. It has slowly increased in thickness over the past few years. It looks extremely engorged in both erect and flaccid state. I am not experiencing any pain or erection problems so far. I had one varicocele surgery on the left side and two inguinal hernias repair seven years ago. I am not sure if there is any correlation. Is this a cause for concern? Should I consider any treatment?
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The dorsal veins of the penis (superficial and deep) drain most of the penile blood back towards the heart. They have to be tortuous so that when the penis becomes erect, they do not stretch too much. The superficial vein is prominent because it is just below the skin. I would not worry about it. This is normal. Any lumpiness or ballooning or skin changes are abnormal and will require medical attention. Take care.
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