I am surprised that I haven’t seen many people talking about having done ultrasounds of their genital area. I think this is something important to discredit all the theories about delusional disorders and similars.
It is a test that is absolutely free in most developed countries, so I encourage everyone with penile problems to do this test.
Mine showed fibrosis and calcifications. It also showed atheroesclerosis.
I must admit that even with this clear test, some doctors tried to convince me that even mental problems can cause this, but I am sure that the more objective tests we have, the more credibility we will gain.
There’s been many reports of these findings over the years but not so many who are currently active as far as I’m aware. Part of the problem with this evidence, as with so many clinical presentations of PFS, is that when they do occur their doctors are just baffled. One would think these findings would merit publication in the form of case studies more often, but apparently not.
As an aside, most with damage (including myself) do not have “before” scans (go figure…not as if many would pay for this drug believing this is even possible). It is a real shame. @demon has clear doppler scans that are highly demonstrable of a structural change following his use of rutin. The traction my late friend @lashes_to_lashes got on imgur, and the many shocked comments that were left, was very different to the normal shrugs in regards to PFS because his skin was severely damaged, and he had tracked the changes very effectively getting worse and worse following cessation after his brief use. It’s certainly easier to get the point across with visible changes.
Back to the topic at hand, here’s an example I that came to mind:
I’d be interested in including (anonymously) clinical reports or scans of such findings in a paper I am working on with @awor that will be provided to scientists. If anyone with penile/testicular/pelvic floor changes following Finasteride use and clinical findings attesting to it would be willing to be included anonymously as supplementary material, please get in touch privately.
I had my balls under ultrasound and they were fine, they wouldn’t do my dick but I imagine I’d have moderate calcification and fibrosis. Especially in the head where the blood vessels are much more intricate and sensitive. I think the use of my low intensity sonic wave device has been reversing any of my previous calcification and fibrosis issues. Erections strength is great, it still takes a second to warm up, but once I’m there I’m basically prefin. I’ve only been using this device for the last month or so but in time I’ll be able to more conclusively say how much its helped.
“LI-ESWT applied to the corpora cavernosa showed a statistically significant improvement in the quality of erections in ED patients with or without oral or intracavernous treatment, without side effects. The improvement effect diminished slightly in the final assessment.”
@vanquish@CursedLemon same here as well. Daily testicle pain from vas deferen on one side, but multiple ultrasounds just showed a small vericocele. I know this is cased by finas, but there’s again no way for us to point to causality unfortunately, even with this test.