Mondor’s disease of the penis is a rare condition consisting of thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the veins that can lead to blood clots) in the penis. It usually occurs in the superficial dorsal vein, which is located on top of it. This disease is not a serious or harmful disorder, and it usually resolves on its own.

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The The most common symptoms of this process are: a cord-like vein under the skin at the top of the penis (usually between two and three inches), constant or temporary pain in the penis, pain during erections, swelling of the penis, and redness of the skin.

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The possible causes Symptoms of Mondor’s disease of the penis are usually penile trauma or infection, and symptoms may appear 24 to 48 hours after a triggering event, such as vigorous and/or forced sexual intercourse. Contributing factors include: prolonged, intense, or frequent sexual activity, prolonged abstinence followed by vigorous sexual activity, or trauma to the penis.

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Though it is a rare condition, it is probably underdiagnosed. On physical examination, the most apparent sign would be the hardened, cable-like vein at the top of the penis. Fortunately, it usually goes away on its own without the need for treatment. However, it is recommended that patients refrain from sexual intercourse until symptoms resolve. Other treatment options are aimed at reducing pain and inflammation and may include topical anti-inflammatory creams or oral therapies.