Guys like to take pride in their equipment, and a lumpy penis can strike a blow to that pride. When that lumpiness also brings about penis pain, it’s a double blow. Guys with common sense practice appropriate penis care, but sometimes a lumpy tool requires a little extra care.
Bumps and lumps can pop up on the penis for various reasons, including genital warts, Fordyce spots, etc. Sometimes, a condition called lymphangiosclerosis is to blame.
What is it? Well, it sounds a lot scarier than it actually is. Lymphangiosclerosis refers to a hardened lymph vessel, in this case occurring in the penis. It’s typically an inch or two long, and presents as a raised area of skin, fairly thin. At first glance, a guy might simply mistake this for one of the numerous veins that run throughout the manhood. However, veins are blue and a lymphangiosclerosis lump is not.
The lump has a definite hardness to it; doctors often describe it as feeling calcified or fibrous. It can be discerned in the penis in both its flaccid and erect states. In some cases, the “bulge” is particularly pronounced and noticeable. It is this lumpiness that many men and their partners find aesthetically off-putting. Looks aside, many partners who encounter the lump while caressing or orally gratifying the rod assume that it is some form of infection or disease – resulting in a cessation of the pleasurable activities that led to its discovery.
The exact cause of this penis lump isn’t really known; however, it appears to be the result of enthusiastic sexual activity. When a guy is engaging in sex (with a partner or himself) with a little too much abandon or too much roughness, something in the process aggravates the lymph node and creates the swelling and hardening. Naturally, when having so much fun, a man doesn’t notice anything. It may be many days later before he takes a look and sees there has been a new development.
Again, it’s important to emphasize that lymphangiosclerosis is not the result of (or cause of) a social disease. It is not contagious, and it’s benign. But that doesn’t mean it can’t cause penis pain.
The pain is typically not encountered while the member is in its flaccid state. And an erection all by itself does not usually bring on pain.
However, when that erect penis is being put to its intended use – either through partner sex or masturbation – it can be a different story. The affected area has a tenderness to it that can become aggravated through friction. In addition, in some cases the lump may be large enough to cause some discomfort for the partner as well, although this is far less common.
Another side effect is that the calcified lump may cause a degree of curvature in the tool. For some men, this may add slightly to the discomfort they feel during sex.
Lymphangiosclerosis is fairly common; many men will encounter it during their lives; some men will encounter it frequently. The lump usually goes away on its own, although this may take some weeks. If it does not go away after a couple of weeks, it could be a sign of another problem, such as a blocked vein.
If possible, a man should help avoid penis pain by refraining from sexual use during this period, but that is not absolutely essential. Men can avoid exacerbating pain from a dry or chafed tool with the regular application of a first-rate penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). For proper care, a crème that contains natural moisturizing ingredients, such as Shea butter and vitamin E, should be used. It’s also beneficial if the selected crème contains acetyl L-carnitine; the rough handling which created the condition may also have caused a loss of sensitivity in the tool, dampening the enjoyment a man receives from sex. Acetyl L-carnitine is neuroprotective and can help restore diminished sensitivity.