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Circumcision review urologist penile neoplasia

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Chris3108

Right guys, I had my review last week and urologist said all looking fine but they sent my foreskin off to the lab and they found a patch of penile neoplasia (skin cancer), I’ve been very worried all week and had another appointment today with a different urologist, the urologist today had a look down there and also said that it looks all fine down there, he said I’m all clear of the cancer now, there gunna review me in 3 months just for check ups, I was so scared about everything but as of now I’m so relieved, if someone has this problem I recommend them getting circumcised 100%! Hope people don’t mind my post.

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The increased risk of penile cancer was the deciding fact that pushed me to finally get circumcised after years of suffering Phimosis. Good to hear you are all clear Chris.

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Chris3108 in reply to Paul99

Hi hope all is well mate yeah very scared and was worried coz it’s normally occurs for older men not people my age :(, been struggling to keep it up inside my mrs so they’ve given me viagra too try ? Haven’t tried them yet too scared :( just glad my penile neoplasia has gone for now tho !!

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Paul99 in reply to Chris3108

Takes a bit of getting used too foreskin free. Definitely worth giving the viagra a go to at least you get more confidence and comfort. If you have to buy them I would recommend going through superdrug online.

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Chris3108 in reply to Paul99

Never used viagra what’s abit gettin use too mate? And I’m scared to try it! The feel of the viagra I don’t even know how it works and I got viagra connect it’s. what my urologist suggested

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Paul99 in reply to Chris3108

Getting used to the whole no foreskin feeling during sex. It's different that what I thought it would be.

The only thing you'll notice with viagra is you've less chance of going limp than normal. Don't worry your lad doesn't suddenly have a mind of its own. It still requires simulation to get erect.

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Chris3108 in reply to Paul99

So it’s just the same as normal but will just stay harder for longer ? I dunno when to take the pill tho! Like half hour ? Hour ? 2 hour before?

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Paul99 in reply to Chris3108

Pretty much stays harder longer and harder overall. Need to take at least half an hour before, ideally a minimum of 45 minutes. .

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Chris3108 in reply to Paul99

Okay il do that then, does it work instantly or do u need to be oroused

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Paul99 in reply to Chris3108

You won't get an erection unless aroused.

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Chris3108 in reply to Paul99

And then as soon as I’m hard it will stay hard yeah ? I’m so scared to try it mate

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Paul99 in reply to Chris3108

Pretty much.

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Chris3108 in reply to Paul99

So scared to do it :( scared it will fuck my insides up

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OhHey in reply to Chris3108

Millions of men use viagra daily. You'll be fine internally. Your issues seem to stem from getting used to the drug and no longer functioning as a man without it. My advice to you is to start out slow, take a half tablet first and see if it works for you... if not, go to a whole tab. Find a dosage that works for you, and rotate usage. Take it once, sleep with the misses, and then go natural next time. The idea behind viagra is to not rely on it as a crutch like you were a 60 year old man, but to poke your confidence a bit so you can do it on your own, no problem. Can you maintain erections during masturbation? Morning wood? If so, nothing's wrong with your lad, just need a little help in the mental department.

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Chris3108 in reply to OhHey

Hi mate thank you for your comment yes I can keep erection during masturbation and sometimes I wake up with morning wood but sometimes I don’t ?? And okay I’ll try half a tablet to start with then yeah ?

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OhHey in reply to Chris3108

Morning wood isn't a constant unless your bladder is full or you've had a sexual dream. No worries there. If it happens, no hormonal or physical issues I imagine.

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Chris3108 in reply to OhHey

So you think I should try the viagra and I should be ok ? Just don’t want ED :( I’m only 24

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OhHey in reply to Chris3108

ED is usually based on two factors or has two root causes... physical, or mental. There's no issues with the physical, so we're assessing the mental, and that's where viagra comes in. You could just as easily sit on it for a bit till there's no pain or discomfort at all and allow your confidence to come back naturally, but if you want to expedite things and keep the misses happy, this might not be a satisfactory path to take. I can't tell you what to do. At 33, I sometimes get erections just fine, consistently, depends on how aroused I am, but there's been a few cases where I haven't and it attacks your confidence level and every time you sleep with someone after that, you think about if it will occur again, and suddenly you get a hard flaccid or go soft. That's what the viagra is trying to prevent... you from knowing the mental stress of an ED episode. If you never know it, you will never think about it. Again, don't treat it like a crutch. I recall a case where some 20 something year old porn actor used it constantly... like multiple times a day, and obviously slept with people for work, etc. He states he can't get erect without it now, and has had to increase his dosage several times... that's the dependency effect. It becomes like cocaine, or heroin, you can't function without it after a while, but there's always a way back. Usually complete abstinence from any arousal for weeks or months. This will not happen to you.

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Chris3108 in reply to OhHey

Okay yeah it’s mental not physical it’s happens 3 times now and it’s always on the back of my mind? Could masturbating too much be a factor of going soft ? Coz read a lot of forums on that ?

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OhHey in reply to Chris3108

That can be an issue, but I find it more of a disservice to not clean the pipes at least once daily... personally. That's on me though, and yes I do use porn if the lady isn't around. The positive effects it has for your nads and prostate are too beneficial, even for the most devout abstainers. If you're using porn, I would try to stop that and just switch to mental recollection stimuli. This should be enough to clean the pipes without being desensitized from the extreme acts you find on websites. You could also go a month and then try no-fap november with the rest of the weirdos on reddit. Many have reported positive results from this... where the whole community literally bands together as a support group to keep your hands off all month. No porn, no nothing. I don't know what they do in the cases of relationships and intercourse, but you can look into it. I tried it once, made it two weeks, then caved because the pressure was too great.

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Chris3108 in reply to OhHey

Oh really so wanking too much can Be an issue I might stop wanking and watching porn and then try it with mrs before I try viagra and if that don’t work then viagra is the answer :(

I had a similar experience, but as it turned out it was not cancer.

Both my removed foreskin and a small sample from my shaft was sent to Pathology. All clear.

But I was in such a panic and the whole treatment was rushed through. From initial diagnosis to Surgery in just over a week.

I am so relieved it was not cancer but I do wish I had more time to research possible alternatives to circumcision.

As it turned out I had Zoon's Ballantitis.

With regard to Viagra, I occasionally take half a 50mg tablet for 'special' occasions and find this is fine.

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Chris3108 in reply to jaglad

Wow really ? They only sent my foreskin off but I’ve had two different urologists look at mine and both have said it’s fine ? And half a 50mg? I do have the 50mg I’m not sure if I should just take it whole tho ??

Try Cialus daily instead. 2.5 to 5mm should ensure good strong erections when you want them without having to wait 1/2 hour.

This is odd. You were circumcised three months ago, and you only now find out that you had a neoplasia. So your circumcision was NOT due to a diagnosis of penile cancer because the cancer was found only after your circumcision.

Penile cancer is a rare cancer than occurs mostly in elderly men.

The risks are use of tobacco and infection with HPV. Not being circumcised is not a risk, but being phimosed is a risk because it may interfere with washing away HPV and tobacco carcinogens. Phimosed men should become unphimosed.

The foreskin has numerous protective, immunological, sensory, and sexual functions. Circumcised men are deprived of these benefitts.

It is irresponsible to recommend universal circumcision, if that is what you are recommending.

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Chris3108 in reply to Bucky85

I only found out now because I couldn’t make my first appointment review when it was given

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Chris3108 in reply to Bucky85

And also it wasn’t cancer it was pre cancer and I don’t have it any more

I have been checked by a specialist Bucky.

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Bucky85 in reply to Chris3108

It is best that you had a circumcision to get rid of possibly malignant tissue.

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Chris3108 in reply to Bucky85

Yes that’s one of the reasons why, the other reason is coz of phimosis and tbh I couldn’t be happier being cirucmsised

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jaglad in reply to Bucky85

Penile cancer is indeed rare and most common in men over 50 but can occur at almost any age.

I wouldn't worry about cancer at this point. The affected skin is gone, and as far as I can recall, penile cancer only occurs on the head after years of poor hygiene. Why they found a neoplasia on your foreskin is interesting, and uncommon, but it's gone and no longer a concern. Skin cancer doesn't spread that quickly, and if the affected tissue is removed, you're in the clear. Keep the member clean from any smegma in the future, and if you spot any open sores on the surface, get it checked. You will not lose you penis to penile cancer unless it has been left for several months/years.

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Chris3108 in reply to OhHey

Yeah they said it was some what in expected but had two urologists look down there since my op and both have said all is looking fine :)?

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OhHey in reply to Chris3108

Well the foreskin isn't tied to any major blood structures or organs. Skin cancer can spread, but even the fastest moving variety takes months to really get anywhere and that's left untreated. As far as how neoplasia works in this instance, they found traces of free-radical plasia or cells on the surface of the foreskin which is now removed, and likely hasn't penetrated deeper past topical layers or transposed onto the glans (head of penis). In the most common cases, it will open a sore like ulcer on the glans that will bleed and pus and not get better... this is penile cancer in its true form. Your penis will also change colors dramatically... like you'll suddenly see a massive change in pigment and it will be erratic due to bloodflow constriction. Do not mistake this pigment change for typical flaccid color changes, it's not that subtle, and does not reverse. Even if it does become an issue for you later in life, just note any odd lumps or changes in the head, and if an ulcer does form, see a uro. There's methods to remove it that do not require extreme surgery like you might've been told before. Radiation, scraping, etc.

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Chris3108 in reply to OhHey

Okay il keep that all in mind for future references. I’m just worried I won’t be able to have kids ? Me and my girlfriend want to start trying soon

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OhHey in reply to Chris3108

Nah dude, as long as you have functioning testicles, you can have kids from your side of the field. The female end is far more complicated as they need to have every hormone, cycle, etc in check for anything to work. Even if you lost your penis and only had your testicles, they could use sperm cells from them to inseminate your lady. That's obviously not the case, so you're much better off than some people out there.

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Chris3108 in reply to OhHey

Okay thanks man :)! Appreciate all your comments! Put my confidence up abit!

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jaglad in reply to OhHey

Penile cancer can be caused by several issues, poor hygiene is just one.

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OhHey in reply to jaglad

Almost all penile cancers begin in the skin of the penis. Causes and risk factors for developing penis cancer include human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, not being circumcised, being age 60 or older, phimosis, poor hygiene, many sexual partners, AIDS, UV treatment for psoriasis, and tobacco use. That said, what part of my post are you disputing?

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jaglad in reply to OhHey

I cannot see any dispute.

It just needs to be clear that causes of cancer are many and varied. That along with the 'usual' age range.

Cancer does not follow any rules.

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OhHey in reply to jaglad

Gotcha. And while I agree to some extent, some cancer while not following the specific agendas we intended for ourselves, are predictable enough to stop it dead in its tracks sometimes. Testicular cancer, for one, follows a specific route of metastasis. It never deviates from this path.

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jimfromcalif in reply to jaglad

Not really unless the guy smokes. The most common cause is HPV, spread by unprotected intercourse.

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This might help understand your issue. Circumcision of the affected area should produce a good result. Have they mentioned follow-up?

journals.lww.com/humanandro...

Because of the possible link with HPV infection your wife may need to ensure she is OK.

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Chris3108 in reply to Osidge

I’ve had follow up he mentioned something about hpv but didn’t understand ?

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Chris3108 in reply to Osidge

And I just read that link so I shouldn’t get it again now I’ve been circumssied ??

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OsidgeModerator

Hopefully you should be clear. Here is another link about HPV. It is particularly involved with cancer of the cervix.

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Chris3108 in reply to Osidge

Can’t see the link :/? I’m scared

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nhs.uk/common-health-questi...

Cancer of the foreskin has two sources. Smoking is obvious, from nicotine residual on hands. The other is HPV , which is spread by unprotected intercourse with an infected partner.

He mentioned hpv but I don’t have it ...

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