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About 9 months ago I had a sebaceous cyst at the base of my penis that became infected and broke. I saw a urologist and treated it with antibiotics and cleaning. Slowly, very slowly, it healed, though it hurt for a long time. Gradually, the pain has faded away, but I no longer have a pleasurable sensation near the base of my penis. It feels like it is dead or there is a lot of extra skin. I plan on seeing a doctor when I return from Japan. I was wondering if there could be permanent damage, if this is perhaps something I should get checked out right away. Or is it just part of a slow healing process, will sensation return?

Beyond the physical aspect, this has affected me emotionally. I cant stop worrying about it, i`m always reminded of it. I makes me nervous and my stomach hurt. I know its not life threatening or anything, and maybe this sounds dramatic, but it feels like I lost a part of me. It has negatively affected my sex life as well, erections and sexual acts just arent as good.

Can you tell me anything about what is going on physically? What should I do about the emotional aspect?

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