Penile Mondor’s disease – or PMD – is a rare, genetic (passed down in families through genes) condition that causes thrombophlebitis (inflammation that causes a blood clot) in the superficial dorsal vein of the penis. The superficial dorsal vein is located near the skin on the top of the penis, and runs the length of the organ.
Causes of PMD may include:
- Having very frequent or rough sex
- Trauma or injury to the penis
- Use of a penile vacuum (device used to help get and/or maintain an erection)
Signs and symptoms of PMD include:
- Difficulty urinating
- Edema (swelling of the penis)
- Pain along the top of the penis that typically worsens during an erection
- Vein on the top of the penis (superficial dorsal vein) that feels like a hard rope
PMD can affect males of any age who are sexually active. Males with PMD will often also have issues with their chest, abdominal wall, upper arm, or other areas of the body.
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