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    Pain at tip of penis
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    sdbrian posted:
    Hello, hopefully someone can solve this mystery as I've seen 3 MD's and 4 urologists over the past 10 years (started at age 33). I have pain under the crown of my penis only during erections. It feels as sensitive as if you peeled a scab and touched the raw skin. It is bad enough that most erections are only 75% hard and a pain/pleasure battle ensues in which I often cannot achieve orgasm. You can literally see the penis recoil like a scared turtle (not as fast as the turtle though. ) I have been checked for all STD's. No curvature. Prostatitis has been ruled out since it's been 10 years. Doctors have chalked it up to referred (transferred?) pain. I recently had an endoscopy (?); a camera cable inserted to my urethra all the way to my bladder and was determined not have scar tissue or other issues. So I am back to square 1. I have a silicone lube (allergic??) but the pain even pre-dates that. Internet searches suggest it could be a pelvic floor muscle issue that agitate a nerve (?). Any help would be more than great.
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    counterso responded:
    It sounds like you have explored the correct path of analysis with a urologist. It's time to see a neurologist. And you can consider a specialist who deals with pelvic floor dysfunction.

    While I'm not sure most of the content of the book will specifically apply to you, there may be some information in a book called "A Headache in my Pelvis" that could help you in considering factors that can contribute to intense pain in that area of the body. Your doctor is right that the location of the sensation may not be at all where the source of the pain is. The trouble with internal pain, especially in an area of the body that has a very high concentration of nerves, is that the interpretation of (severe) pain can register a considerable distance from the source.
     
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    sdbrian replied to counterso's response:
    Thanks.


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