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Hello, thank you first of all for answering my previous questions, and I will talk to my dr asap. However, recently I've been experiencing a decreased sensation in the penis glans. Is this reversible? Last time I remember having a good sensation in the head of penis was on Dec.9th. because I remember getting a great pleasure from my partner, and after that I started to get low sensation. I've also been experiencing high level of stress, and anxiety accompanied with a frequent anxiety attacks. I've also been experiencing cold penis head. I have not masturbated in a few days, and I'm very concerned that this is permanent and I will not have a good sexual experience ever again considering I'm very young at this point, age 20. I would just like to know if this can be fixed, or will it come back if I abstinent from all sexual activities? Thank you very much for advising me!

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Justin:

Loss of sensation is a difficult topic as there is no specific remedy.  It's based on the cause.  If it's due to prostatitis or other prostate issues, it may be reversible.  It can also be due to a variety of other problems such as diabetes which affects nerves as well as a back problem.  When nerves are injured or damaged, they may or may not recover and it may take quite a while.

Talk to your physician about this problem so it can be addressed.  

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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

Experience

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.

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

Publications
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.

Education/Credentials
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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