What Is Deep Thrombosis of the Penis? (Blood Clots)
What Is Deep Thrombosis?
Thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots form in a vein. The word thrombosis means forming a blood clot. The clot itself is called a thrombus.
A blood clot is a jelly-like mass of congealed blood. Clotting is the normal way the body stops bleeding and begins healing following injury. Once the clot has done its job, the body absorbs it. Sometimes, however, blood clotting can prove harmful. These become a hazzard when a blood clot forms in a deep vein and remains there.
I think allot of guys are quick to think they have thromboses when it could be a number of different things. Thromboses in the penis is a cord-like thickening and hardening of a superficial vein(s), which result in varying degrees of pain. Basically it is a blood clot. When we do PE the vascularity of our penis changes and larger, bulging veins are a normal part of this process. Many people may think they have this condition when it is merely a change in the vascularity.
Here is an abstract I found on the subject:
Superficial dorsal penile vein thrombosis (penile Mondor's disease).
International Urology & Nephrology. 28(3):387-91, 1996.
Ozkara H. Akkus E. Alici B. Akpinar H. Hattat H .
In our center between 1992 and 1994 penile Mondor's disease (superficial
dorsal penile vein thrombosis) was diagnosed in 5 patients aged 20-39
years. In all patients the thromboses were noted 24-48 hours after a
prolonged sexual act with or without an intercourse. the main symptom
was a cord-like thickening of the superficial veins, which were painless
or slightly painful. Doppler examination of the superficial dorsal vein
revealed obstruction of the vessels. In 2 patients the retroglandular
plexus was also involved. Patients were treated with anti-inflammatory
medications (Tenoxicam or Ibuprofen). The resolution of the thrombosis
occurred uneventfully within 4-6 weeks. No recurrence or erectile
dysfunction was noted in any of the patients. Penile Mondor's disease is
a benign pathology of the superficial dorsal penile vein and should be
taken into account in the differential diagnosis of penile pathologies.
The basic prescription for this condition is 82mg of aspirin daily, deep penile massage, frequent hot wraps, and avoiding sex and/or girth work.