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Dr Leslie about 3 weeks ago I participated in some v-jelqs, I jelqed a couple times when I was 17 or 18 and I remembered getting harder erections so I thought trying this again could be beneficial. Well this is what my penis looks like. It's bronzed and veiny. This has been a very depressing ordeal and I shall post two photos for you if you could please speculate on what has happened to my member. Sex doesn't feel the same and my girl is beginning to notice the darker part of my penis and the visible ugly veins...thanks for your service here as I can of afford a urologist just yet.

I will post this as a public question just to warn people that these techniques are dangerous. I hope my defects are not permanent.



We do not give individual or personal diagnoses or advice; just answer general questions.  In most cases, changes in penis skin color are more or less permanent or semi-permanent meaning they may take quite a long time to fade.  There really is no known treatment.  Lasers can sometimes be used for prominent superficial veins.  You are lucky that the erections still work and sensation has not been affected.  Those are much more bothersome problems.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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