On 4/15/11 I suffered a trauma to my penis during sex, (no black and blue or bleeding), my girl leaned too far back while on top. I went to the urologist 2 days later experiencing pain and a lump at the base. He suggested 4 weeks of abstinence. Unfortunately that didn't work and I searched the internet for some answers. I am 47, of good health, exercise regularly, no health problems. I did the enzyme therapy,Vita-E and C, PABA and applied the Thackers formula every night. It has been 3 months now and no change in the lump at the base. I have an hour glass shape, no bend. The only change was the pain subsided within the first 2 weeks but the lump only changes size when erect it's larger and smaller while flaccid. This has been constant since the beginning. Should I continue with the same Peyronie's therapy and for how long? Please reply with any suggestions.
You ask for suggestions:
1. While abstinence might have been wise during the very acute stage of injury, it is poor Peyronie's disease treatment. I suggest ice and anti-inflammatory measures (essential fatty acids, aspirin, etc) would have served you better.
2. I do not know what you mean when you say you "did enzyme therapy, Vita-E and C, and PABA." That does not tell me enough; you need to provide dosage, frequency or timing for how how you used them. That makes a tremendous difference for the possibility of success. Just popping pills in hopes that something works is usually not helpful and it is definitely not the way PDI suggests anyone conducts good therapy. I cannot comment on the kind of treatment plan that you followed without knowing more about it. I suggest you provide more information.
3. Further, it appears that while you got your idea for using vitamin, E, vitamin C and PABA from the PDI website but you did not get your therapy products from PDI. This is often a mistake since you have no assurance about the quality of those products or how to use them. People who visit the PDI website for a few ideas and then experiment on their own with only partial compliance to our ideas, usually earn partial results. I suggest you made a big mistake by deciding to experiment when you should have been actively treating yourself with known products of high quality.
4. When you say their is no change in the lump at the base of your penis, what do you mean? What is the current size, shape, density and surface features of that lump? If you do not know the specific answer to those questions, I suggest you are only guessing if your lump has or has not changed.
5. You say since the time of your injury the lump changes size when erect compared to being flaccid, but you also say you were not black and blue as a result of the initial injury. This seems to be contradictory. Since I am not able to verify this information, I would suggest that you might be mistaken on this point.
6. You ask if you should continue your therapy and for how long. You did not tell me enough about your therapy or your lump so that I can answer that question. Please provide those details.
7. Based on the information you provided, you "did enzyme therapy, Vita-E and C, and PABA." for about two months. That is a short time for whatever you did. I suggest you are being too hasty judging the effectiveness of care. This tissue is often slow to respond.
8. I suggest you might not have Peyronie's disease at this time; you might be on your way toward it but you might not have it at this time. You notice I used the word "might" three times in that last sentence. This is because I am unsure since your injury happened less than four months ago, and you did not present your story in a way that is typical of Peyronie's disease. My guess is that you are still in the acute stages of a soft tissue injury and that you should consider doing more to reduce the active inflammation at this time.
9. My last suggestion is the most important: Learn more about the correct Alternative Medicine treatment of Peyronie's disease by spending more time reading about it in the PDI website.
Good luck to you. TRH