Penis Hernia - Need Help

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

This is my first time to the forum here, I was hoping to get some recommendations/help for my situation.

When I was 16 I had surgery performed to correct peyronie's disease (I believe it was the nesbit procedure).

This corrected the curvature but caused a weakness in the tunica albuginea where the operation was performed. This caused the corpus cavernosa to push out where the tunica was weak, forming a bulge or "hernia" whenever I had an erection.

After this first surgery the bulge wasn't too bad and the pain during erections was significant but still tolerable.

I didn't attempt to do anything about this until about 6 months ago (I am now 24). I had another surgery performed by a world renowned urologist at UCSF to repair the hernia. He placed a mesh net over the bulge, similar to a normal hernia operation. However, this ended up making things much, much worse.

Another bulge formed, about 4-5 times larger than the original one. Amazingly I can still get normal erections just fine but the pain from the bulge is so extreme that any kind of sexual activity is completely impossible.

Has anyone here dealt with a similar problem or heard of this problem before and have any advice on what to do?

Someone recommended I need to see a reconstructive urologist because the average urologist does not have enough experience to deal with this kind of situation. They said to see Dr Hunter Wessells at the University of Washington so I'm going to be talking with him. But I want to make sure I get plenty of different opinions before I have another operation because so far every surgery I've had has made the situation worse. Does anyone know of any other experienced reconstructive urologists?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 4/7/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Dr. Allen Morey with UTSouthwestern, Dallas is very good.  His beginning experiences were with wounded soldiers and presently is a reconstructive surgeon of renown in Dallas.


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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/7/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the referral. I checked him out, he looks pretty good. I'll see if I can get his opinion as well.
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