JohnThomasFilter: Sudden penile-head pain, below the skin, not the urethra, no urinary oddities, shockingly painful to touch. Aargh, pain has outweighed embarrassment. Lads (et al.), help?
Longer version (ahem):
This afternoon I urinated and hopped in the shower; nothing untoward happened while urinating, no blood or other discoloration in the urine. I didn't have an erection at the time, didn't tie it in a knot, and don't remember any 'pop' sound (but of course I wasn't listening). Didn't masturbate today, did so yesterday (sensibly lubricated) - again, nothing odd. Same with sex the day before. In the shower I noticed an awful
pain everytime I touched the head of my penis. It's localized (touching the base of the shaft causes no pain) and intermittent, and awful. As in 'it hurts too much to wear briefs' awful, though I'm currently wearing very loose-fitting thin boxers without trouble. When I lightly press the top (not the tip) of the head of the penis I get a pain as if there's something hard underneath that's taking up space - though it doesn't actually feel hard at all, just gives that impression. It's hard to describe; it feels a bit like what I imagine
air-in-a-blood-vessel would feel like in the moment before it, y'know, killed you.
Moving the penis doesn't hurt, but anytime the head receives more than a little bit of pressure I get wicked pain. Hurts to press up from the bottom of the head, though perhaps less so.
I looked at a page talking about Peyronie's disease
but it didn't seem 100% on (though it did induce nausea and tears, in case you're wondering how tightly-wound I am). WebMD wasn't helpful.
Basically I'm wondering: What's most likely happened? Do I hightail it to the doctor or give it a day or two? The pain's not getting worse though it's not yet going away, and there's no discoloration or deformation of the penis that I can see (I've gotten bruised before but had no pain at that time, and am clean of STD's). I'd try to induce an erection (thinking about a new Macintosh G5, for instance, with two gigabytes of RAM
) but am frankly too unnerved by the possibilities. It's been a couple hours since the pain came on - no change in that time.
Anyone dealt with something similar? Any advice, MeFites? I should say, I don't yet have medical insurance, so I'm not anxious to drop a couple hundred dollars to be told I've got a bruised cock.
For the future: what web resources do you
consult in such situations? Is WebMD the closest to a quickie-amateur-diagnosis flowchart? Thanks a million for your help.