- 11-25-2012 #1
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I am a 28-year-old, reasonably healthy, average weight, male. When I was 19, I began urinating very frequently. I'm a happy person with no unusual amount of stress or depression in my life. I am very secure and generally relaxed. Therefore, I believe that this is a physical issue rather than a mental issue. A matter of months later, I began noticing weaker erections. Over the years, the erection situation has gotten gradually worse. At this point, I barely ever get random erections anymore. When I do get them, they are probably about 30% erect and I release a lot of precum which causes this 30% erection to subside after about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
My strong erection, at this point, is probably about 65%-70%. It is hard, but barely. Again, I begin to precum quickly as a result and the erection goes, or at least reduces in size, quickly. I can only acheive this 65% erection by masturbating, or occasionally it arises during my sleep. I often lose my erection during sex. The urination situation seems to have stayed the same, it hasn't become any more or less frequent.
During my early 20s, I visited a number or urologists and had a number of tests conducted. They were able to determine that I was indeed urinating before my bladder was full, but they were unable to figure out why. My prostate seemed healthy, and so did my bladder. Also, I had a colonoscopy years ago that was unable to be completed because there was a sharp bend in one of my intestines and it was too tense for the tube to get through. (sorry for that HORRIBLE explanation, I didn't even completely understand it when it was told to me.) The doctor reccomended biofeedback therapy, but the doctor I was referred to didn't perform the type of biofeedback therapy that I needed. Soon after, I lost my insurance and was unable to seek other doctors.
One of the doctors I had visited was specifically for the erectile dysfunction. He gave my penis an injection to test it, and it went up to it's regular 70% maximum. The doctor said that it didn't seem to be a full erection but that it was good enough, and he prescribed me Cialis. The Cialis did almost absolutely nothing besides causing me to get very weak erections for long durations of time, which leads me to believe that there is a nerve issue rather than a blood flow issue, but I'm not sure.
About 7 years ago, I found a website which led me to believe that this issue may have been caused my frequent masturbation. I forget the name of the site, but the "doctor" who ran it was named Dr. Lin. I'm still not sure if he was legit or not, but I ordered his vitamins anyway because i was willing to try anything. By combining the pills with abstainance from masturbation, I was able to acheive full erections after about a week. It was almost exactly as it was before I began experiencing these problems. Once I would masturbate, however, it would take another weak for be to be able to acheive a full erection again. Foolishly, I went back to my previous masturbation habits (a couple of times per day) and re-ordered the pills about a year later. This time, the abstaining combined with the pills did not restore my erections again. I tried abstaining for 2 months, and nothing. I don't know if it is the continued frequent masturbation that caused this, or if my underlying problem had simply advanced to the point where abstaining from masturbation combined with vitamins were no longer able to provide temporarily relief.
Another detail is that I began experiencing reduced sensation in my penis when I was about 17 (two years before the serious issues began.) I still have not regained full sensation. I'm not sure if this is related, but I figured that I should note it. I believe the reduced sensation was due to frequent masturbation.
One more thing I should mention is that I have a moderate anterior pelvic tilt. I have been doing stretches and exercises to try to correct this, but I'm not sure if it is completely correctable. Nor am I sure that it has anything at all to do with my issues.
Over the years of having this problem, I have come to terms that this may be permanent. I realize that I may never have a normal sex life, and I've accepted this possibility. There are worse things in life than going without sex, and I can lead a happy life without it. However, I still do have a strong desire to be restored in this area if it is at all possible.
I apologize if the description of the history of my problem was somewhat scattered, I wanted to include all of the major details and it is hard to decide what order to go in. I understand that each individual person is different, but I am hoping that there is someone here who has experienced or seen problems similar to mine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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- 11-25-2012 #2
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This sounds more a medical issue but I would start kegels.
- 11-25-2012 #3
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I'm sorry to hear about this, forumuser. I can identify with some parts of your account myself but cannot offer any quick solutions, unfortunately.
All I know is that there is a definite correlation between urination and sexual function. This has been confirmed time and again via tales such as yours and, more often than not, the docs are at a total loss to explain what is happening. I have also seen a number of urologists over the years but, after running all the routine tests, they can do little more than tell me what I haven't got!
Personally, I think it could be a prostate issue. This is a mysterious little organ about which the medical profession knows very little, truth be told, but it's responsible for any number of malfunctions in the genital area and penile numbness is often associated with it. I've spent a lot of time on prostate forums and it seems that no two sufferers ever present the exact same symptoms but there are some common denominators and your case ticks a few of these boxes.
Do you have a reduced urine flow by the way? I know you mentioned the frequency but if it's also less forceful then this would tend to further implicate the prostate. Amongst suggestions I would make (based on personal success) are kegel exercises and a radical change of diet, possibly beginning with a short fast. I don't think abstaining from masturbation makes a great deal of difference one way or the other TBH, although others may disagree with me here.
I hope at least some of this advice is useful to you.
- 11-25-2012 #4
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Thank you for responding and helping, pegasus and needalift. I haven't tried kegels before, but I will begin a routine immediately.
The advice is very useful to me, needingalift. Thank you. Not knowing a whole lot about prostate issues, I simply took the doctors' word for it when they said that there was nothing wrong with my prostate, without ever having taken into consideration that they could be mistaken regarding this aspect. My urine flow has certainly become weak. Though the stream is steady and consistent, and my bladder does always empty completely, it still doesn't have nearly the force to it that it did previously. Also, I'm sorry to hear that you can identify with some of my experiences, it is a frustrating ordeal.
- 11-25-2012 #5
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How much Cialis were you prescribed? You might want to check back in with Uroligist and see if you can get a free sample of a larger dose of Cialis or try switching to Viagra. Some guys react differently to the different medications. While you are there, you should have the doc explain how Trimix injections work.12/'09 (start) NBP EL - 4.5, EG - 4.4
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- 04-16-2013 #6
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Hi Forumuser-- Are accounts are very similar. My erectile problems began at age 25 and I thought they were due to masturbation. So I quit masturbating and the sensitivity in my penis only moderately improved but not enough to sustain a good erection for sex. I am 38 now--Viagra, Cialis, Levitra have all failed miserably, but finally I think I've found something that works. A urologist prescribed me a drug for my frequent urination. It's called Flomax and is supposed to regulate the prostate and urination. The first night I took it (last week) I had an erection for hours on end and my constant urination stopped. Since then I've had nightly erections and sustained sex with relatively little issue. So I believe there is definitely a correlation between urination and erectile function, at least in certain individuals. Give it a try-- I'm curious to find out how it works for others. Good luck.
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