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A 40-year-old female asked:

He & my husband was having sex. we kinda got wild & i bucked back on him. he has been saying his penis hurts. should he go to the hospital?

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Dr. John Novella
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: There is such a thing as a penile fracture. It is not a fracture of a bone (as there are no bones in the penis). It is a severe form of bending injury to the erect penis that occurs when a membrane called the tunica albuginea tears. The tunica albuginea surrounds the corpora cavernosa, specialized spongy tissue in the core of the penis that fills up with blood. In severe cases, surgery is required.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2014

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