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Causes Of Painful Erection
Priapism=not good: Prolonged erection that is unrelated to stimulation and is unrelieved by ejaculation =priapism which is painful and is considered an emergency. If not treated, which can lead to tissue death and thus injury to the penis and functional recovery may be in jeopardy. So if this is troubling u, call doc asap or go et er now. Good luck. ...Read more
Meds?: By far the likeliest answer would be medications in particular viagra/sildenafil type meds. However, other possibilities should be entertained that run from common - headaches w/ elevated bp/hypertension assoc w/ sex to very uncommon - like a the bite of the brazilian wandering spider. If this is persistent it should be checked out. ...Read more
Yes, it may ...: Indwelling catheter alone can periodically induce discomfort and pain from recurrent bladder spam which can be eased with proper handling the catheter and judicious use of medication. Erection may cause additional irritation; in fact, your personal repetitive experience would be the most reliable information to tell personal story of catheter and erection. ...Read more
Abstinence?: All young men will get uncomfortable, often severely so, if they don't ejaculate every few days by whatever means. If this is you, then man up and do what you need to -- you should enjoy it. If the erections are intractable, and especially if the bottom part and glans aren't hard, it's a medical emergency. Get seen. ...Read more
Will a circumcision scar halway down my sons penis cause painful erections when he gets older? He doesn't complain now. Was too much skin taken?
Unlikely: Unless there is too little skin covering penile shaft. Location of scar on shaft varies with circumcision technique. Circumcisions performed with mogen clamp tend to leave more inner foreskin so scar is further down the shaft. Push down on skin on either side of penile base with a thumb on either side to see if penis looks long enough. If not see a pediatric urologist. Or send photo confidentially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Priapism: Painful prolonged erection can occur when the blood supply that causes the erection does not return to normal. This can happen with taking ed meds such as viagra, cialis, levitra (vardenafil). It can also happen for no reason at all. If the painful erection lasts more than 1-2 hours, get help! call your doctor and get seen immediately or go to the local emergency room. Loss of penis is rare but possible! ...Read more
Since having a catheter a year ago my husband has painful erections, could this be caused by scar tissue?
Possibly: He needs to see a urologist to determine the cause of pain ...Read more
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