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Can prone masturbation lead to pain and numbness at the penis tip?

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Published At January 5, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been practicing prone masturbation for the past year. I did not know it was harmful. At first, I had some pain, but I thought it was a urinary tract infection. The pain went away. I stopped masturbating about two months ago as I did not feel the urge. About a month back, I began to have pain in the tip of my penis, which now seems numb. I also now have no libido. Did I do some permanent damage to the nerves in my penis, and will it get better on its own? The pain seems to come and go but is not severe. It is a kind of dull pain. The urine test came normal with no incontinence issues. Currently, I am taking Eliquis and Atorvastatin.

Kindly help.

Thank you.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Yes, it is possible to have damaged penis tip skin and mucosa by prone masturbation. The penile tip is very sensitive. It is also a very delicate structure. If you permanently apply force, it will be damaged and lose sensation. Another possibility is low vitamin D3 and B12. A deficiency of these vitamins can also cause numbness. Have you ever undergone vitamin B12 and D3 tests? Are you taking any multivitamin tablets? Please reply with answers to the above questions so I can guide you better.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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