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A 46-year-old member asked:

on average, how long will a penile bruise last?

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Dr. Richard Boxer
Urology 48 years experience
Penile injury: Injuries that result in bruises can last a short or longer time, depending upon the extent of injury, whether you are taking a blood thinner, have a clotting problem, or re-injure it. You should see a urologist for an evaluation.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Sometimes I wake up with a very firm erection that won't go away for quite a while. Is this because my bladder is full in the mornings when I wake up and it is pressing on my penis making it firm?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No: It is normal for males to have erections when the are asleep. Assuming you are not taking any prescription medications. One medication, trazodone, has frequently been associated with erections that will not go away (called priapism) (can happen with other drugs too). This is a urologic emergency and can result in permanent damage. If this just happens when your asleep, it's normal.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is penile cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Penis cancer: This is cancer of the penis. It is a malignant condition that will spread if left untreated.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes penile cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Poor hygiene: The most common risk factor for penile cancer is poor hygiene, typically in patients who are not circumcised. Another risk factor inlcudes penile hpv.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Usually none: Penile cancer is usually asymptomatic (ie, no symptoms). It may look ulcerated and have discharge, but there is usually no pain associated with it. There may be bleeding from the tumor or look dry and without discharge.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What treatments are given for penile cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Surgery: The mainstay of treatment for penile cancer is early diagnosis and then surgery. Surgery consists of removing a portion of the penis. Depending if the cancer has spread to inguinal lymph nodes, radiation and chemotherapy may be options as well.

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