Which Aneros prostate massage model should I use for BPH and an enlarged prostate?

Aneros purchase guide for Prostate Massage

Deciding which Aneros model to choose for natural enlarged prostate treatment is easier when you remember that they are all designed to do the same two things – prostatic massage and orgasm pleasure enhancement – but one model may be more effective than another because of overall body size, prostate size and shape, strength of PD muscles and ability to control contractions, pelvic contours, ability to relax during Aneros use, etc.

All five Aneros prostate massager devices rely upon a patented, hands-free design that uses the contraction of the anal muscles to control the prostate massage in a controlled, safe and pleasant action.  While each model has the same general design idea, close inspection shows each has its own unique shape and size that determines how it performs.  Some are slightly larger, and some have more subtle curves here and there.

Click here to purchase an Aneros prostatic massager – scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Aneros devices

It is important to understand that each Aneros unit – Helix, MGX, SGX, Maximus and Eupho – works the way it does because of its overall design, not just because of one characteristic.  Size is not the most important characteristic of any one unit (bigger is not necessarily better), nor is shape.   Each model will be described and general comments will be offered about the performance quality of each.  With this information you can develop an idea which mode will work well for you.

It can be safely said that most men can use most Aneros prostrate massagers; one or two might feel more comfortable than one or two others, but most models could be used with no problem.  There are no strict rules that dictate which model would suit a man better than another.  The idea that there is a “best” model of Aneros is not generally true.  The idea that there is a model you prefer more than others – your “favorite” – because its subtle difference fits your body better than others is closer to the truth of it.

To massage the prostate well, improve pelvic muscle tone

The Aneros will work better as a prostate massager if the lower pelvic PC muscles are strong and can be controlled well to push the device against the prostate. If you feel nothing happening when you have your prostate massager in place, it will be because your pelvic muscles are not strong enough; with continued use you will begin to feel a pleasant and sexual feeling during use that will tell you that you are getting stronger. The more you use the Aneros, regardless of which model you select, the better the prostate massage and sexual stimulation will be.  Continued use and practice pays off over time, as you learn how your body reacts to the Aneros depending on body posture while using it, comfort level and your mindset.

Read about each model before making a decision.

Aneros MGX – for beginner and all men       Aneros MGX

The Aneros MGX is a medically researched and designed to slide and rock over the surface of the prostate gland as the anal sphincter muscles slowly contract and relax.  The MGX is well balanced with a ribbed stem for prostate stimulation and stability

It is designed to stimulate both the prostate and the perineum in a rhythmic motion that moves lymphatic fluid out of the prostate as well as increase blood flow in this region, thus assisting the natural healing ability of the body, as well as creates male orgasms.  It has a standard ample perineum tab to provide an external prostate massage through the perineum.

A good choice for the novice and a favorite of the advanced user, with continued use and improved muscle action it provides a progressively great prostate massage for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).

•  For beginning and experienced users
•  Ribbed stem
•  Standard perineum tab
•  Polished to hold lubricant for better movement
•  Sue Johanson’s Top 10 Toys of 2003
•  One of Playgirl Magazine sex columnist’s two favorite toys for men.

All Aneros models are made in the USA from FDA approved materials.

Aneros SGX for beginner and all men, especially those men shorter than 5’6”    Aneros SGX

The SGX is the smallest Aneros model, originally developed for the Asian market and geared toward men 5’6” and shorter.  The insertion length of the SGX measures approximately 1/2 inch shorter ( a total of 3½ inches) than the MGX.  So do not be fooled to think that there is a huge sixe difference in these units.  Even so, its smaller size makes for easier insertion and use, and progressively rewarding symptom relief and improved sexual experiences.

However, this smaller unit might be a good starter model for those men who want to be conservative due to apprehensive about prostate stimulation.

Do not be confused about size of the different Aneros units.  Many times it happens that a short and smallish man prefers a larger Aneros device and a tall and large man prefers a smaller Aneros unit like the SGX; all size men can use all size Aneros massagers.  Ability to relax the anal muscles probably has more to do with the size of the device that a man will prefer to use.

The Aneros SGX is for men of all experience levels.   Men who receive good results from the SGX sometimes try a slightly larger model to see if their positive results might not increase.

The Aneros SGX, like its cousin the MGX, has a balanced head and ribbed stem with a thick, standard perineum tab.
• Great for prostate health, especially BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy or hyperplasia)
• For beginning users
• Smaller cousin of the MGX
• Ribbed stem for stability
• Standard perineum tab


Aneros Helix – for beginner and all men; tends to be the most effective model for prostate massage for most men        
Aneros Helix

The best-selling Aneros Helix is part of the Next-Generation line (includes the Maximus and Eupho models.)  The Helix is aggressively shaped and angled, providing immediate pressure and tension on the prostate and surrounding area. It has a large, bulbous head and thin-angled stem for greater pivoting action. The tip of the head is also flatter, offering the most direct contact on the prostate, resulting in a more “aggressive” or vigorous prostate massage.

The Helix was designed based on research studies and user feedback surveys, and earned several additional design patents.  In terms of dimensions, the Helix is larger at the tip (1 1/16″ versus 7/8 ” on the MGX) and is more angled to provide a more vigorous massage. However, the mid-ridge is slightly smaller (1/16″ smaller) on the Helix.  The redesigned P-Tab provides a more focused external prostate stimulation when massaging the perineum.

• For adventurous beginners and advanced users
• Next generation model
• Larger bulbous head with flat, wide head for more contact with prostate
• Strong angled stem for greater pivoting ability
• Dime perineum tab

Click here to purchase an Aneros prostatic massager – scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Aneros devices

Aneros Maximus – for Intermediate to advanced users       Aneros Maximus

The Aneros Maximus is definitely true to its name.  It has a larger contact head, larger stem, and thick, standard perineum tab.  It is recommended for the advanced Aneros user and for men experienced with anal play, and is popular in the gay community.   The Maximus is similar in shape to the MGX and SGX, but expanded throughout.

The Maximus is part of Next-Generation line which includes the Helix and Eupho.  Its size makes it more difficult to insert and moves less than the other models.  Experienced Aneros users will have higher developed PC muscles, which makes it easier for the Maximus to move.  It provides greater pressure throughout the rectum and this makes it slightly more difficult to insert due to its size.  The Maximus has been reported to be a great performer during traditional intercourse.  Therefore we recommend the Maximus for men who are experienced with anal and prostate stimulation.

• Next-Generation Model
• Largest Next-Generation model
• Extra girth provides more anal canal stimulation
• Requires stronger PC sphincter muscles
• Great for prostate health

Aneros Eupho – for Advanced users        Aneros Eupho

The delicately shaped Aneros Eupho is the most advanced model, at least based on the most number of patents it holds. It is recommended only for advanced Aneros users. It is proportionally the longest and slimmest model. It has a dime-style perineum tab and extremely thin head. These design features allow for the greatest movement of all Anderos models.  Therefore, the Eupho user must have highly developed PC muscles to control its movement. The thin head will “skip and dance” around the prostate during use, creating subtler sensations than other models.

This model of Aneros stimulator was not designed as much for prostate massage benefits, but for intense sexual stimulation.

Due to its advanced design, the Aneros Eupho is best reserved for experienced users who have developed their technique through experience and exercise with other models.

• Next-Generation Model
• Most delicate, agile and advanced model
• Thin stem requires strong PC sphincter muscles
• Dime perineum tab
• Polished to hold lubricant for better movement

Aneros Progasm – for Intermediate to Advanced users

The Aneros Progasm is the newest and largest member of the Aneros family.  It was created due to  popular demand for an even larger model than the Maximus. The result is a large model that can move easily because it is still agile due to design features.  It has a newly designed round perineum tab and also boasts a Kundalini “K-Tab.” The “K-Tab” adds sensations up and down your back that are complementary to the sensations from the prostate.

Mobility of each Aneros model is achieved through PC muscle contraction and relaxation is the key to success for prostate massage and sexual stimulus.  Despite that it is the largest of the Aneros units, the Progasm moves inside the man’s body to provide a robust prostate massage for incredible pleasure.

• For advanced and experienced users
• Largest Aneros model, but is very mobile
• Round perineum tab design
• Kundalini “K-Tab” provides additional sensations

Follow up: Is it possible to urinate the Peyronie’s plaque out of the body?

Dr. Herazy,

Phil F. here, in reply to your response to my
recently posted question: Is it possible to urinate the Peyronie's plaque out of the body.

I want to thank you for your prompt, direct and most helpful reply.

FYI, it turned out that a second, follow-up urine
culture indeed revealed an infection … enterococ-
cus faecalis. A 5-day regimen of Cephalexin seems to have taken care of it, fortunately.

As for the Peyronie’s Disease, well, I continue to weigh my options ….

Thanks again!

Phil

 

Greetings Phil,

Glad that you got that 2nd urinalysis and that it led to you getting the right kind of help.   

From what I can see from my vantage point of hearing from men from around the world. there are basically three options:  wait to see if your Peyronies gets worse enough to warrant surgery; try an unapproved drug in an off-label application that does not have FDA approval; try to increase your body's ability to heal and repair the PD scar.

Let me know if you have any questions about using the PDI therapy concept for reversing the scar formation.  TRH 

 

Corpora cavernosa and the tunica albugnea in relation to Peyronie’s disease

This is an anatomy question based on the two illustrations from your website.The first illustration of the inside view of the penis is one of the best I've seen. I particularly like the picture in the left corpus cavernosum showing a lattice like structure.

The second illustration has three parts (a,b, and c. Part c shows a penis curving upwards. When looking at the left corpus cavernosum in Part c, there is what appears to be a series of almost parallel squiggly lines. I've seen these lines in numerous anatomy illustrations, but have never (ever)seen anyone actually label what these lines are.

As the tunica albuginea is supposed to be smooth, I find these lines confusing. Do these lines represent the lattice like structure underneath the tunic. Or do they represent veins? Just what are these squiggly lines trying to represent?

Thanks
Rob

 

Greetings Rob,

Great question; thanks for asking.  I always enjoyed the study of anatomy when I was a student; a fascinating and exacting subject that is the basis of understanding disease and our effort to return to health.

For those who do not know the picture Rob is  referring to, go to "Peyronies Penis Anatomy," to see the layer of tissue known as the tunica albuginea and the corpora cavernosa.

The wavy or wiggly lines that Rob is referring to are simply what the artist drew to represent the walls that make up the caverns or chambers or cavities of the spongy tissue of the corpora cavernosa.  You are just seeing the cut ends of those chambers represents shown in Box B that are shown as wavy lines in Box C because those same structures are shown from a different perspective.  These wavy lines are similar to a blueprint of a house where the architect draws a series of straight lines to represent the various walls that make up rooms, hallways, closets and outside periphery of the structure.  TRH

Aneros purchase guide for Prostate Massage

Prostate milking for BPH, enlarged prostate and prostatitis

Deciding which Aneros model to choose is easier when you remember that they are all designed to do the same two things – prostatic massage and orgasm pleasure enhancement – but one model may be more effective than another because of overall body size, prostate size and shape, strength of PD muscles and ability to control contractions, pelvic contours, ability to relax during Aneros use, etc.   In this way the Aneros provides a wonderfully therapeutic prostate milking massage that greatly helps recovery from BPH and chronic prostatitis, as well as reduction of prostate symptoms  in men over 40.

All five Aneros prostate massager devices rely upon a patented, hands-free design that uses the contraction of the anal muscles to control the prostate massage in a controlled, safe and pleasant action.  While each model has the same general design idea, close inspection shows each has its own unique shape and size that determines how it performs.  Some are slightly larger, and some have more subtle curves here and there.

Click here to purchase an Aneros prostatic massager – scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Aneros devices.

It is important to understand that each Aneros unit – Helix, MGX, SGX, Maximus and Eupho – works the way it does because of its overall design, not just because of one characteristic.  Size is not the most important characteristic of any one unit (bigger is not necessarily better), nor is shape.   Each model will be described and general comments will be offered about the performance quality of each.  With this information you can develop an idea which mode will work well for you.

It can be safely said that most men can use most Aneros prostate massagers; one or two might feel more comfortable than one or two others, but most models could be used with no problem.  There are no strict rules that dictate which model would suit a man better than another.  The idea that there is a “best” model of Aneros is not generally true.  The idea that there is a model you prefer more than others – your “favorite” – because its subtle difference fits your body better than others is closer to the truth of it.

To massage the prostate well, improve pelvic muscle tone

The Aneros will work better as a prostate massager if the lower pelvic PC muscles are strong and can be controlled well to push the device against the prostate. If you feel nothing happening when you have your prostate massager in place, it will be because your pelvic muscles are not strong enough; with continued use you will begin to feel a pleasant and sexual feeling during use that will tell you that you are getting stronger. The more you use the Aneros, regardless of which model you select, the better the prostate massage and sexual stimulation will be.  Continued use and practice pays off over time, as you learn how your body reacts to the Aneros depending on body posture while using it, comfort level and your mindset.

Read about each model before making a decision.

Aneros MGX – for beginner and all men       Aneros MGX

The Aneros MGX is a medically researched and designed to slide and rock over the surface of the prostate gland as the anal sphincter muscles slowly contract and relax.  The MGX is well balanced with a ribbed stem for prostate stimulation and stability

It is designed to stimulate both the prostate and the perineum in a rhythmic motion that moves lymphatic fluid out of the prostate as well as increase blood flow in this region, thus assisting the natural healing ability of the body, as well as creates male orgasms.  It has a standard ample perineum tab to provide an external prostate massage through the perineum.

A good choice for the novice and a favorite of the advanced user, with continued use and improved muscle action it provides a progressively great prostate massage.
•  For beginning and experienced users
•  Ribbed stem
•  Standard perineum tab
•  Polished to hold lubricant for better movement
•  Sue Johanson's Top 10 Toys of 2003
•  One of Playgirl Magazine sex columnist's two favorite toys for men.

All Aneros models are made in the USA from FDA approved materials.

Aneros SGX for beginner and all men, especially those men shorter than 5’6”    Aneros SGX

The SGX is the smallest Aneros model, originally developed for the Asian market and geared toward men 5’6” and shorter.  The insertion length of the SGX measures approximately 1/2 inch shorter ( a total of 3½ inches) than the MGX.  So do not be fooled to think that there is a huge sixe difference in these units.  Even so, its smaller size makes for easier insertion and use, and progressively rewarding symptom relief and improved sexual experiences.

However, this smaller unit might be a good starter model for those men who want to be conservative due to apprehensive about prostate stimulation.

Do not be confused about size of the different Aneros units.  Many times it happens that a short and smallish man prefers a larger Aneros device and a tall and large man prefers a smaller Aneros unit like the SGX; all size men can use all size Aneros massagers.  Ability to relax the anal muscles probably has more to do with the size of the device that a man will prefer to use.

The Aneros SGX is for men of all experience levels.   Men who receive good results from the SGX sometimes try a slightly larger model to see if their positive results might not increase.

The Aneros SGX, like its cousin the MGX, has a balanced head and ribbed stem with a thick, standard perineum tab.

• Great for prostate health, especially BPH
• For beginning users
• Smaller cousin of the MGX
• Ribbed stem for stability
• Standard perineum tab

Aneros Helix – for beginner and all men; tends to be the most effective model for prostate massage for most men        Aneros Helix

The best-selling Aneros Helix is part of the Next-Generation line (includes the Maximus and Eupho models.)  The Helix is aggressively shaped and angled, providing immediate pressure and tension on the prostate and surrounding area. It has a large, bulbous head and thin-angled stem for greater pivoting action. The tip of the head is also flatter, offering the most direct contact on the prostate, resulting in a more "aggressive" or vigorous prostate massage.

The Helix was designed based on research studies and user feedback surveys, and earned several additional design patents.  In terms of dimensions, the Helix is larger at the tip (1 1/16" versus 7/8 " on the MGX) and is more angled to provide a more vigorous massage. However, the mid-ridge is slightly smaller (1/16" smaller) on the Helix.  The redesigned P-Tab provides a more focused external prostate stimulation when massaging the perineum.

• For adventurous beginners and advanced users
• Next generation model
• Larger bulbous head with flat, wide head for more contact with prostate
• Strong angled stem for greater pivoting ability
• Dime perineum tab

Click here to purchase an Aneros prostatic massager – scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Aneros devices


Aneros Maximus – for Intermediate to advanced users       
Aneros Maximus

The Aneros Maximus is definitely true to its name.  It has a larger contact head, larger stem, and thick, standard perineum tab.  It is recommended for the advanced Aneros user and for men experienced with anal play, and is popular in the gay community.   The Maximus is similar in shape to the MGX and SGX, but expanded throughout.

The Maximus is part of Next-Generation line which includes the Helix and Eupho.  Its size makes it more difficult to insert and moves less than the other models.  Experienced Aneros users will have higher developed PC muscles, which makes it easier for the Maximus to move.  It provides greater pressure throughout the rectum and this makes it slightly more difficult to insert due to its size.  The Maximus has been reported to be a great performer during traditional intercourse.  Therefore we recommend the Maximus for men who are experienced with anal and prostate stimulation.

• Next-Generation Model
• Largest Next-Generation model
• Extra girth provides more anal canal stimulation
• Requires stronger PC sphincter muscles
• Great for prostate health

Aneros Eupho – for Advanced users       
Aneros Eupho

The delicately shaped Aneros Eupho is the most advanced model, at least based on the most number of patents it holds. It is recommended only for advanced Aneros users. It is proportionally the longest and slimmest model. It has a dime-style perineum tab and extremely thin head. These design features allow for the greatest movement of all Anderos models.  Therefore, the Eupho user must have highly developed PC muscles to control its movement. The thin head will “skip and dance” around the prostate during use, creating subtler sensations than other models.

This model of Aneros stimulator was not designed as much for prostate massage benefits, but for intense sexual stimulation.

Due to its advanced design, the Aneros Eupho is best reserved for experienced users who have developed their technique through experience and exercise with other models.

• Next-Generation Model
• Most delicate, agile and advanced model
• Thin stem requires strong PC sphincter muscles
• Dime perineum tab
• Polished to hold lubricant for better movement

Aneros Progasm – for Intermediate to Advanced users

The Aneros Progasm is the newest and largest member of the Aneros family.  It was created due to  popular demand for an even larger model than the Maximus. The result is a large model that can move easily because it is still agile due to design features.  It has a newly designed round perineum tab and also boasts a Kundalini "K-Tab." The "K-Tab" adds sensations up and down your back that are complementary to the sensations from the prostate.

Mobility of each Aneros model is achieved through PC muscle contraction and relaxation is the key to success for prostate massage and sexual stimulus.  Despite that it is the largest of the Aneros units, the Progasm moves inside the man's body to provide a robust prostate massage for incredible pleasure.

• For advanced and experienced users
• Largest Aneros model, but is very mobile
• Round perineum tab design
• Kundalini "K-Tab" provides additional sensations

What about the use of emu oil for treatment of Peyronie’s disease?

Hi.

I read about DMSO's ability to carry into the skin. Emu oil I have heard also does this. Do you have thoughts on this? I wonder which would be better/more effective? Emu oil comes from a bird's skin and DMSO is a wood-processing by-product. Neither one sound very appealing to me but the bird skin at least seems a bit more natural.

Thanks.

Greetings,

Most medical usage of emu oil is for the topical treatment of skin conditions (hives, shingles, psoriasis, etc.)  and other problems (arthritis,weight loss, earaches, flu symptoms, etc.)  

Little serious investigation has been done about the carrier ability of emu oil to bring chemicals and drugs it is combined with into the body, as DMSO does.  

From my experience I have found that many men who have attempted to use emu oil in this way for treatment of Peyronie's disease and usually disappointed, and only make progress when they switch over to using DMSO as a carrier.  TRH

Question about Whey Protein Supplement and Peyronie’s treatment

Hello Dr. Herazy,

I avoid mild and eggs and soy products so that I can further help my body heal my Peyronie's issue. However, I enjoyed the body building benefits of these foods and now I am in search of a body building product that will allow me to increase my protein intake. Most of these kinds of products include milk, egg, and soy. I used to use the Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein but, alas, it contains milk, egg, and soy (lechitin). Is this Whey Protein product as harmful to me as I think or can I go ahead and use it as a protein supplement?

 

Greetings,

I suggest you use a small amount of your Whey Supplement powder in your Peyronie's treatment plan to determine what effect, good or bad, it might have on the size, shape, density and surface features of your PD scar.  TRH

Is it possible to urinate the Peyronie’s plaque out of the body?

Hello Dr. Herazy,

I have had Peyronie's Disease for the past 18 months, with a penile curvature that is quite severe.

From 9/15 to 11/8/11, my urologist had me on a regimen of twice daily applications of Verapamil 30 ml Transdermal in PLO gel,80 mg/ml. As there was no discernible change in the curvature over the course of almost two months, it was decided to discontinue the Verapamil regimen.

However, since stopping, my recent urinations have contained a variable degree of light colored tissue-like particulate matter. Thus far, urinalyses have yielded nothing pathological, and thus the cause remains unknown.

My question is therefore: Is it possible that what I may be expelling in my urine are pieces of loosened plaque that have made their way into the urethra and out through the penis? My urologist thinks not, but the pharmacist does not rule out the possibility … despite believing it to be unlikely.

I might also add that the more such particulate matter being discharged during urination, the more discomfort I experience in the tip of the penis …. along with the occasional sensation of not having fully emptied my bladder.

Any answers, thoughts or recommendations would be very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Phil F.

 

Greetings Phil,

There is no anatomical connection between the opening of the urethra and the tunica albuginea of the shaft where your Peyronie's plaque is located.   Your pharmacist might be a great pharmacist, but knows noting of anatomy. If you actually did have a direct connection between the two you would be in the middle of a massively painful and bloody medical emergency, and you are not.

My guess from this end, with the limitation of knowing only what you have told me, is that you have an infection in the urethra – in spite of the negative urinalysis tests.  There are always false positives and false negatives in this kind of testing, and it is my guess that this is the case with you.  I suggest you go back to tell your urologist that your symptoms persist and that you would like another urinalysis done ASAP. 

After you get that situation cleared up I suggest you go to the PDI website to start some Alternative Medicine Peyronies disease treatment.   TRH

What do you think of adding potassium iodide (SSKI) to my Peyronies treatment plan?

Can potassium-iodide mixed with DMSO speed up my healing of my scar?

I am applying DMSO together with Unique vitamin E and Super CP Serum daily to my scar as you suggested.

However recently I read a post that claims adding potassium-iodide (also called SSKI to the DMSO will help reducing the scar as well. Is this something you could confirm as a good strategy?

Thanks

Rik

 

Greetings Rik,

No, I do not think it is a good strategy.

I have heard of SSKI (potassium iodide) for treatment of Peyronie’s disease.  That information comes from the website of Jonathan V. Wright, MD of the Tohoma Clinic.   He has some interesting things to say about it.  He is an intelligent and provocative author.  I like his work, and he is a good man.  I just have a difference of opinion with Dr. Wright in this particular area.

However, there is a problem with the idea of using SSKI for PD:   Dr. Wright is the only one saying it.  His concepts and opinions might very well be correct, and SSKI might be the best therapy imaginable for PD.  But I doubt it.  Why?  Because, from what I can determine, there has been absolutely no research or study of this subject for PD or DC by anyone at any time.  It is all conjecture and theory, even if it is interesting and makes sense, it is still unfounded at this time.  It is a far more unfounded idea than anything you will find on the PDI website.

The intent of PDI is not to present all Alternative Medicine therapies for your review just because they are non-medicinal in nature.  We do not advocate what we advocate simply because they are “natural” or easy to acquire without a prescription.   Those therapies you find on the PDI website are there simply because there has been research (often a lot of it) that supports the use of a particular Alt Med therapies for PD, in spite of the fact that there is in addition contradictory research to the positive findings.  We take the position that a least we are using those therapies that have satisfied a considerable percent of researchers to suggest the possibility of adequate efficacy.  If taken as a group, in aggressive doses and high combinations, we stand a good chance of creating sufficient synergy to initiate a healing response in the body.

SSKI does not fall into that description.  It has not been studied.  When it is studied and receives a positive review from several independent sources we will likely consider adding it to the lineup.

Keep reading Dr. Wright’s articles, he has a lot of good information for all of us.

In the meantime, why are you still looking at things that are so marginal when there is a wide swath of therapies with some level of proven veracity at your disposal that you are not using?         TRH

How high can I increase each product beyond the instructional use to see improvement?

I ordered your medium plan.. I was just wondering in relation to the sulfur, Fibrozym and Nattokinase is better to take each one of these separately at different times of the day or should I combine them for better results..I’m cautious to combine because one might negate another’s effectiveness. Also under the instructional dosage I have had limited results.   How high can I increase each product beyond the instructional use to see improvement?

 

Greetings,

Each therapy product should be started at the dosage recommended on the label, just as you were instructed by the various papers that came with your order.   If that dosage, when combined with the other therapy products in your plan, proves to cause your PD to improve you simply continue to stay on that dosage until your scar is absorbed by the body.  If that dosage, however, has no positive or beneficial effect on your Peyronie’s disease, then the dosage is slowly increased according to the directions sent to you when you placed your order.  Men usually do not have to go very high to see positive changes, and seldom near the upper end of safe dosages since they are combing other therapies.  The most common problem from taking a higher dosage following the PDI plan is that of nausea or diarrhea, that is usually mild and easily controlled.  

You can take your MSM (sulfur) product at the same time you also take your Nattokinase and Fibrozym.  No need to separate the time you take them.   TRH

What can I do for my penis pain and hourglass deformity?

Dr. Herazy,

About 5 years ago, i was 20 years old. I had a healthy penis and a healthy sex life. I had some hair follicles/ bumps on the under side of the shaft that i would occasionally ( for some odd reason ) pick at. I had no problem with them aestetically. You could barely notice them even if you were looking for them. I just would pick at them like someone picks at blackheads or pimples on their face. I picked at one bad enough to where it scabbed up, which i had never done before. When this happened, before it had a chance to heal ( maybe 3 or 4 days later) i was picking at the spot again, and a little white nodule appeared and i scraped at it thinking it was a hard secretion of some kind. Instantly i lost feeling in my penis, and i panicked. There was not really any pain, but i didnt feel anything, and i could not get an erection. I could touch my penis with my finger and in some spots could not feel the touch at all and in other spots it was just dull. I went to the emergency room worried that i did something serious even though everything that happened was pretty superficial and just below skin level. After talking with a doctor, he couldnt explain why i lost feeling, but he assured me that i could not have damaged any nerves that shallow, and to relax and soon enough i would be able to get an erection. So, i did just that, and what do you know, the next day i relaxed and was able to get an erection. The problem was i still couldnt feel things as well as i use too. I figured that would pass as well. For the next few months i dealt with this minor nuisance. The amount of feeling i had in my penis would fluctuate day by day, nothing to serious, but something wasnt right. Also, the wound never seemed to close up correctly. To this day, 5 years later, it looks like an open hair follicle where the skin did not heal correctly and i can still see the little white nodule that i once picked at. One day a few months after the initial incident me and my girlfriend, now my wife, had sex three times. The next day i woke up, and my problem had gotten worse. The feeling of numbness was now worse, and now the head of my penis had a lot of numbness, which i forgot to mention was not the case previous to this. Also the head of my penis became discolored suddenly, overnight. It was just a slight discoloration around the sides and back of the head. The middle top part about the same size area as my finger tip was still the same color. This one area had normal feeling, whereas the slightly discolored area had much less feeling. There was a definite correlation. The day after that when it did not go away i scheduled an appointment with a urologist, and i went to see him that week. He basically told me nothing was wrong, and it was in my head. He told there is no way i damaged my penis from what i described, and there was nothing wrong with the color of the head of my penis. I understood that it was within a normal color range, but what i tried to explain to him is that my penis head was usually just a solid pink same normal color. Overnight, this tinted darker discoloration appeared, and it correlated with less feeling in these areas. He completely dismissed the notion. To ease my worries he sent me to a neurologist. All this guy did was have me do some standard normal tests someone would test for normally with a neurological injury and tell me i was fine and collect like 250 bucks of my money. No help at all. I gave up for the time being, and just lived with the difference in feeling. Sex was still good at times, but not so good at other times, and now after sex there was a recover process. I use to be able to have sex every day or two times a day or masturbate early in the day and then have sex at night. I couldnt do this anymore. There was never any pain during sex, but after sex there was irritation and soreness, and it usually took a day or so to recover. So i would just have sex once or twice a week. The sex itself would not hurt me. Ejaculation is what seemed to cause the pain and irritation inside of my penis. For maybe a year it stayed around the same. Then all of a sudden again, there was a new change. I masturbated earlier in the day, and then had sex at night and all of a sudden it got worse the next day. The feeling on the surface was worse, and now i would have weird feelings throughout the day where i would feel like i was on the verge of ejaculating just riding in my car, or walking around. There was something going on inside, possibly with my erectile tissue, causing these feelings. Also, i stopped masturbating for a long period of time after this because it appeared to make it worse at the time. I would ejaculate by becoming aroused and just touching my penis when very aroused due to my new feeling i was able to achieve this because i could now ejaculate easier and faster, with no movement of my hand on my penis. In the past, before my "injury", i could sit around all day and try this if i wanted to and nothing would happen. This was not a good thing. When i would have this feeling on a regular basis at work or in a car, it become extremely annoying, like an itch. Also, the pain and irritation was worse now and become a nuisance, and now all of a sudden there was a new symptom more then a year in. The area right under the head of my penis seemed to be more hardened. Especially after sex. I could squeeze the bottom half of my penis with my thumbs with it soft and it was really soft and spongy. Above that from an inch below the head up to the head it was much harder all the way around. Especially shortly after ejaculating when it was the most irritated. For a while it seemed to just get gradual worse with the hardness, and the sensitivity and feeling varied day to day, and occasionally it would get much better which gave me hope that it was recovering. I would abstain from sex or masturbation during this time period, but a few days later it would revert back to how it felt before with the lack of sensitivity and irritation. Also, each time my symptoms got worse, i lasted shorter in bed. I would not have much feeling and my girlfriends vagina did not feel great anymore, but because i had that weird tingle that i walked around with all day i would sometimes ejaculate after a few hard thrusts, or i would have to cut it back and switch positions. The sex just was not comparable anymore to how it use to be. Over the last couple years it has been pretty much sustained with no significant change. One this i forgot to mention is i do have two benefits up until now that some others i am reading about do not. number one, i always can get a full erection. Number two, my erection is not curved. Still, the hardness got worse, and there seems to be a few little bumps or nodules under the skin in my upper shaft. Also when my penis is completely hard it looks straight, the only difference is on the right side of my upper shaft even though my penis does not bend, it is abnormal in the sense that it seems that the line is not smooth and straight up to my head any longer. It is ridid and dips in and back out slightly, not even really visible without pointing it out. Also when i am getting erect but not fully erect the penis will be bent to the right in a way that it never use to, but when i am fully erect there is no bend. Also, when it is in between flaccid and full erect, i can see the hourglass shape and a slight dip on the right side of my shaft in the middle right at the beginning of where the plaque seems to be. I think that i dont have a bend because the plaque is on all sides, thus the hourglass shape. My most recent development that is scaring me more then any of the other is there is now constant pain just on one side of my penis. It is after, during, and before sex. My problem would never bother me during sex previously, it would just shorten the length of time we could have sex and afterwards be irritated and require a day or two of recovery. It effected my sex life, but there was no pain during sex. Now, all of a sudden, 5 years later, this disease still continues to every once in a while get worse. The upper half of the shaft seems to get harder, the bend seems to be more when flaccid and in between flaccid and erect, although there is still no bend while erect. Worst of all this pain now is scaring the shit out of me. I forgot to mention that i went to that same urologist twice, and then finally went to another urologist, and they all blew me off. The one saw me, and then gave me my money back and told me i did not have Peyronies, because i came to him with this diagnosis after my penis started to get hard spots and develop and hour glass shape. Also, it seems my penis has shortened slightly but this does not bother me so much. What does bother me is this new pain inside my penis on the left side that hurts during sex. After 5 years of this disease progressing it really has taken its toll, and for the first time it is now severely affecting sex. Will this keep progressing?  Is there anything i can do?  Does my disease continuing to progress have anything to do with that original wound that seemed to heal weird and remain slightly open? I look down at my penis when it is in pain and i cant fathom what has happened to me. I am 25, and i feel like i have a penis full of damage and scar tissue. Until now, i would have some days where my penis felt pretty good once in a while which gave me hope that this may be reversible some day. Now that hope is gone because this pain and irritation in the left side of my penis deep inside never goes away and its very constant. It just gets worse after sexual activity, and recovers slightly over the next few days. Is it possible the inflammation has caused penile cancer? Should i go back to the doctors again just to have them too me there is nothing wrong with my severely damaged penis? I still hold out hope because i still get full hard erections and there is no bend when fully erect, but all of this numbness, pain, and hardening among many other things is depressing me so badly. After 5 years i thought i learned to live with it, but this no pain i cant take? My main concern is there a possibility that i have penile cancer, since the pain on the left side seems to be worse right at the top of the shaft by one of these small bumps. It is not localized to the spot though, and when i press on the bump, the bump itself doesnt hurt. I wish i could do something to make all of this better, or just take a few steps back to where it was maybe halfway through this process. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

 

Greetings,

Several of your symptoms make your condition sound very much like Peyronie's disease (shortened penis, penis pain, hourglass deformity, presence of "hard spots," although you report one urologist said you have the condition and another said you do not.  I suggest you get a third opinion to break the tie.   One of these two is obviously wrong, but at this point you do not know which of the two it is.

What you describe does not sound like cancer.

If it turns out you do have PD I suggest you get yourself on an Alternative Medicine plan of self-treatment to increase your ability to heal and repair your Peyronie's scar – if that is what it turns out to be.

Lastly, if it turns out you do have Peyronie's disease I doubt it was caused by your picking five years ago at the superficial white spots.  These are known as Fordyce's spots, and they are common, normal and natural 1-3 mm structures that most men have on the penile shaft and scrotum, of unknown origin.    I speculate that you probably injured yourself during sexual activity and this is the origin of your current symptoms

Please let me know what you learn after your 3rd evaluation.  TRH 

Is it OK to have sex if I have Peyronie’s disease?

DR. HERAZY,

MY PEYRONIE’S PROBLEM STARTED A FEW MONTHS AGO AND I HAVE A 30 DEGREE UPWARD BEND. WE STOPPED HAVING SEX. MY WIFE IS AFRAID SHE WILL DAMAGE IT MORE. MY UROLOGIST PRESCRIBED VERAPAMIL CREAM WHICH IS NOT HAVING MUCH AFFECT.WHAT NATURAL TREATMENT I CAN APPLY TO CURE THE PROBLEM? AND SHOULD I DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT MY PENIS DURING DAYTIME FROM PRESSURE OF ANY KIND, OR APPLY A FIRM UNDERLINING support to keep it straight?

 

Greetings,

There is much to say here.

First, do not stop your sexual activity; it is important that you basically continue as you always have, with the exception that you must be much more careful and defensive with your technique.  This is a huge subject, so perhaps to really understand it best you should get my book, “Peyronie’s Disease and Sex.”  It will help both of you to understand how to have a full sex life in spite of Peyronies.

Fewer doctors are using verapamil because of limited results – and you have seen this to be true for yourself already.  For more information, see my article,  “Peyronie’s and Verapamil.”     

Next, when you ask what kind of Peyronies treatment you can use to help yourself with your PD it is obvious you have not spent any time looking at the PDI website; it is loaded with hundreds of pages of information to answer this question.   

You must protect your penis to prevent additional injury during sexual activity.  You do not have to worry about light contact or pressure during the day.   To protect the penis during sexual activity we have assembled a great list of effective penis supports that will reduce the chance of re-injury by sudden buckling or bending during intercourse.    Go to Sex Supports and Marital Aides.     You never want to force your bent penis to make it straight.  Once you start treating your PD and you begin to cause your internal scar tissue to get reabsorbed your penis will be able to naturally straighten out.   Before that happens do not apply pressure to reduce your curved penis to make it straight.         

You really need to spend some time educating yourself in this critically important subject so you will know how to protect and assist yourself.    Probably the best single thing you can do to understand how all of this operates and how to help yourself is to get my first book, “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook.”  TRH

Why didn’t the first skin graft take?

I had peyronie's surgery back on 19 Sept 11.  My urologist removed two large masses which he told me was scar tissue. He also said he repaired the areas with grafts. It has been almost two month now and I have a 1 1/2 x 2" open wound on the shaft of my penis. I continue to keep it clean and bandaged but it does not seem to be healing. I've been told by another urologist that I need another skin graft. 

Unfortuntatetly I'm currently depolyed to Afghanistan and not scheduled to return until June.    Why didn't the first skin graft take?   Is there a risk in waiting until I return back to the states?

Thanks

Tony

 

Greetings Tony,

Thank your, sir, for standing tall and strong to protect the freedom we all enjoy.   Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your brave comrades.   

There are several possible reasons why your post-surgical wound is not healing, that you should have your doctor explore for you:  diabetes, reduced local circulation, poor wound care, heavy aspirin usage, compromised immune system and poor nutrition.  Any of these can contribute to this situation and perhaps others if someone takes a close look at you. 

The complication rate for Peyronie's disease surgery is higher than for many other types of surgery.   This is why I always strongly encourage men to do whatever they can to avoid this radical option until all conservative options have been explored.   

The sooner you begin your healing and wound closing the better.   If no one seems to be listening to your problem, I  suggest you contact your home town congressman to work to get you some help and attention.     TRH

Is there a “sex toy or tool” to prevent additonal injury to my Peyronie’s penis?

Good day! 

Doctor,

Is there any "sex toy or tool" that can help not to get more injured when masturbating?

Thanks for being available to us  PD Warriors.

Greetings,

You are welcome, and thanks for being a Warrior.   It is my pleasure and my obligation to tell people about how to help themselves recover from Peyronie's disease without drugs or surgery.

For years I have listed a nice size group of such "Peyronies sex toy' items on the PDI website because they can indeed protect and support the shaft during intercourse and help prevent further injury when you already have Peyronies.   When the shaft is bent, curved, dented  or narrowed due to the underlying scar material it is extremely vulnerable to injury by collapsing or folding over during the rigors of intercourse and masturbation.  Any man with such a penile deformity should look at these devices to see what appeals to him – and use it to prevent additional harm.   Go to PDI store front and scroll down until you see the penis support devices to be used during intercourse.  

Of course, it is always best to slow down, use a reasonable and cautious technique while masturbating, and use plenty of sexual lubricant to avoid additional injury while masturbating.   Vibrators are always a safe tool to use since little friction or force is used.   TRH

How to know which plan to use for Peyronie’s treatment?

How to know which plan is suitable for mein medication section?  My condition is similar to bent on the left and hour glass constriction at the base.  I am 40 years old and using size genetics also.

Greetings, 

There is no way to know exactly which plan you should use for your Peyronie's disease.   You start with a plan that makes sense to you, that you can find time in your day to put to good use, that you can afford the expenses, and you begin care.  As you use that plan you monitor the size, shape, density and surface features of your scar for changes.  If you notice changes in your scar, you continue that plan you are using.  If you do not notice changes in your scar, you slowly increase your plan until you do begin to notice scar changes.  It is not complicated.  

Many men find that their Peyronie's disease started after using a mechanical penis stretching device.  It is my opinion they are all very dangerous. See  "Penis Extender Claims and Peyronie's Disease."

Please review the PDI website for information about a much safer way to treat your problem.  TRH       

Peyronie’s disease and pain in the penis

Penis injury during sex common cause of Peyronie’s disease 

Nothing will get a man’s attention more than when his penis hurts.

There are typically two ways in which a painful penis can develop:  after direct penis injury, or as a result of some type of medical health problem or sickness affecting the urinary system.  When the penis hurts because of suspected disease of the prostate gland, bladder or urethra there are few clear cut answers to penis pain with the exact location, duration, and quality of penis pain different from case to case, without good explanation.   You will notice that some men with prostatitis have pain at the base of the penis, while other men with the same diagnosis have pain at the tip of the penis, and other men no penis pain at all.  Men who have a painful penis are often surprised that their condition is never given a definite diagnosis to explain its cause.

This discussion will focus primarily on a particular type of painful traumatic event peculiar to Peyronie’s disease that can either cause or worsen an existing penile problem, as with an injury during intercourse.

Peyronie’s treatment

Regardless of how Peyronie’s disease starts, surgery and drugs are not always needed to reduce the pain and penile distortion it causes. Since 2002 the Peyronie’s Disease Institute has worked with people from around the world to use natural Alternative Medicine methods to help their body reverse the Peyronie’s scar naturally. While surgery is always an option, most people prefer to first use non-surgical treatment to possibly avoid the inherent risks of surgery.

Learn more about Peyronie’s disease treatment with Alternative Medicine. Another good source of information is the Peyronie’s Disease Handbook.

Medical conditions that can cause penis pain

It is important to know that several common disease conditions not related to penile injury can also cause dull and sharp pain in the penis and should not be ignored, especially if you have other unexplained symptoms related to the pelvis or urinary system:

  • Peyronie's disease
  • Bladder stone
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis)
  • Reiter syndrome
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Erection that does not go away (priapism) after 4 hours – medical emergency
  • Genital herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Urethra inflammation caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea
  • Infected or defective penile prosthesis
  • Infection under the foreskin of uncircumcised men (balanitis)
  • Pimples or insect bites on the head or shaft of the penis

Because any of these conditions can cause a deeply hurt penis, it is always best to rule out disease of the urinary system by going to your family doctor for a complete examination with any type of pains in the penis.  If you do not have a medical health problem, then a painful penis is usually explained by past trauma to the genitals or pelvis.  Even minor trauma can at times cause significant penile injury with varying degrees of pain and other symptoms.  One of the reasons that traumatic penis damage is often not suspected as the cause of genital pain is that there is sometimes a delayed response between the time of injury and when the penis pain begins.  It is rather common for a man to discover that a penis injury during sex that started his Peyronies disease might not cause discomfort until several weeks or months afterward.  Probably the single-most common way for PD to start is from a forcefully bent penis during sex.

Penile fracture or broken penis syndrome – Common way to hurt penis during sex

Even though there are no bones in the penis, penile fracture and broken penis syndrome are legitimate medical terms.  Both refer to a sudden and forceful bending injury of the erect penis, resulting in torn or ruptured internal tissue.  Many times a penile fracture will occur as a result of injury during sex activity when an erection is suddenly and forcefully impacted at the tip of the penis, almost like being punched in the nose.  When the force is sudden and unexpected the vulnerable shaft can painfully sustain a sharp bend, “breaking” the inner layer of penile tissue called the tunica albuginea membrane, as well as other tissues.  The forceful impact that causes a penile fracture most commonly happens during heightened sexual activity with the female partner in the superior position; other sexual positions allow for this to happen but this is the classic situation that results in a penile fracture.  Within just a second of time she will pull back too far, lose contact with the male, and then continue back down on top of the erection impacting the penis head with her pubic, inguinal or inner thigh area.  The initial immediate pain can be very mild or severe, depending on many variables, yet sufficient to tear the tunica when it is stretched tight during an erection.

The tunica albuginea surrounds the two corpora cavernosa chambers, specialized elongated masses of spongy tissue of the penis that fill with blood to create an erection.  In a penile fracture, because the torn tunica albuginea can no longer trap blood inside the penile chambers, blood that is normally confined within the penile chambers can freely leak out to surrounding tissue often resulting significant bruising and swelling, in addition to varying degrees of pain in the penis.

About half of men who undergo penis injury similar to the above, or even compression injury during a work-, sports- or auto-related accidents, will self-heal and repair the problem with the tunica albuginea without developing Peyronie’s disease.   The other half of cases will not heal, and it will slowly and gradually worsen as Peyronie’s disease develops over time.

Pain in tip of penis

Men with Peyronie’s disease sometimes have pain in the tip of the penis, although this is somewhat unusual because the pain of PD is usually located along the shaft or even base of the penis.  Although pain in the penile tip could be related to Peyronies, it is more likely due to reflex from the prostate gland; prostatitis often will refer pain to the tip of the penis.  As a point of differentiation, prostatitis will often increase urinary frequency, reduce the force and volume of urine, burning in the penile tip unrelated to voiding, reduced erectile ability, blood in the urine and semen, and aching pain is possible in the penis, testicles, rectum, perineum, groin and lower abdomen and low back.  Prostatitis can be precipitated by too frequent or too infrequent ejaculation, sexual arousal without ejaculation, withdrawal at the time of ejaculation, aggressive bike or horseback riding, excessive spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine, as well as prolonged sitting especially in an automobile.

A similar complaint is burning at the tip of the penis.  When this occurs it suggests the possibility of an STD (sexually transmitted disease) or an infection of the urinary tract.   Generally, an STD is associated with a change of sexual partners, and can be variable from few a few subtle symptoms to marked genital pain during intercourse, discharge, itching and pain burning pain in the penis tip during urination.  STDs are serious problems that demand prompt and aggressive medical diagnosis and care.   A common urinary infection is suspected if you feel the need for frequent urination or notice that you need to urinate again within a few minutes.

Pain at base of penis

Pain at the base of the penis is perhaps most often explained as originating from a chronic bacterial infection of the prostate (chronic bacterial prostatitis).  This problem often comes and goes over time without apparent reason.   During a flare-up the penis pain can be dull or sharp, and extend to the testicles and anus as well as the pubic bone in front or the low back.  Bowel movements may be painful at this time.  It is also common to note frequent urgency of urination, pain when urinating or during ejaculation. While these symptoms are similar to an acute bacterial prostatitis, men who have a flare-up of chronic bacterial prostatitis tend to be less run down, feverish and ill-feeling than with acute prostatitis.