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I believe I have severely damaged my penis by overstretching with a traction device. Even a gentle pull from the base outward causes extreme pain on the left side, continuing into my groin and my lower abdomen. It is painful to sit, to lift my leg up to put pants/socks on, to balance on my left foot, as well as most crouching movements. The source of the pain seems to be my inner penis, as in the section that continues into the body. What sort of damage might this be, and is there any hope of this healing?


At this point I can only guess at any possible damage.  The fact that there is pain on the left side suggests some trauma to the tunica, nerves or tissues on that side.  There may also be some injury to the ligaments that secure the base of the penis.

The good news is that most of the time such damage does heal, but it may take some time.  I suggest you consult a local urologist.


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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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