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My husband suddenly got a hard ring around his penis just ...

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My husband suddenly got a hard ring around his penis just under the head. there is also a hard line running down the middle of the shaft. I have never seen this before.

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Female , Age: 32

Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Ryan replied 11 years ago.

Has there been any unusual curvature?

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
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Im still waiting for an answer. there is no weird curvature.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Ryan's Post: I am still waiting for an answer. there is no unusual curvature.
Expert:  Ryan replied 11 years ago.

You may be describing superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis (an uncommon disease known as Mondor's disease). This is an inflammatory reaction to a clot within the vein. This subsequently causes blockages and dilation of the vein. It is typically painless, but can be painful.

Diagnosis is via ultrasound which shows blockage of the vessels. Treatment is with anti-inflammatories (i.e. aspirin or ibuprofen) and most resolve within 4-6 weeks. If it persists, then surgery may be necessary.

I would definitely have your husband follow up with his Physician.

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