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Do people with priapism have a lot of pain?

Do people with priapism have a lot of pain?

Priapism: Not extreme pain but yes will have pain. The intercourse is painfull, and even when not having intercourse will still have pain. ...Read more

Prolonged Erection (Definition)

Generally an erection lasting over 4 hours is considered prolonged. If it is due to ed medications, it should resolve spontaneously, but consultation with ...Read more


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What is priapism?

What is priapism?

Priapism: Priapism is an painful erection that won't go away (4hrs is the defining time limit) in the absence of physical or psychological stimulation. It is usually painful and is a medical emergency (something to go to the ED for - now) ...Read more

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What causes priapism?

Trapped Penile Blood: Priapism results most commonly when blood gets trapped in the penis. The trapped blood doesn't allow fresh oxygenated blood in, which can result in penile pain and tissue death. Common causes are sickle cell disease, various medications (rarely those advertised for ed), Cocaine use, injection ED therapy and trauma. This is an emergency, and the blood needs to be drained immediately in the er. ...Read more

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How is priapism treated?

Medications: The treatment of priapism initially includes medications. If this fails, then a needle must be placed into the penis and potent medicaions must be injected directly into the penis. If these measures fail, then surgery for a penile shunt is needed to prevent future penile scarring and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How do you know you've had a priapism?

See below: A condition where there is prolonged painful erection and needs intervention by a doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get priapism?

Not common: Ischemic priapism due to blood sludging in the penile corpora (rods) is most frequent in men with sickle cell disease. Rarely occurs with use of medications for ed, viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis etc. Probably < 1 in 1000 men using meds. Occasionally is idiopathic, no known cause. 2nd very rare form is high flow priapism. Doppler ultrasound can differentiate between both. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Priapism?

What is the definition or description of: Priapism?

Prolonged erection: Priapism by definition, is it painful erection that lasts more than four hours. Prolonged erection results in low oxygen level in the erectile chambers which causes pain and potentially, permanent damage ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have priapism in the past?

What does it mean if you have priapism in the past?

ED: Priapism can lead to long term erectile dysfunction if not treated in a timely manner. Drugs such as trazadone can lead to this. Priapism from pd5 inhibitors such as viagra, cialis, and levitra, (vardenafil) is actually very rare. Sickle cell crisis can cause priapism. Those who have previously had pripism are more likely to have it occur again. ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of priapism?

Persistent erection: Erection lasting > 4 hours, usually painful. Go to er! ...Read more

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Please answer! what would you do if you had priapism?

ER: Go to the emergency room. Explaining the 2 different types of priapism and the treatment details based on the mechanism involved cannot be done in 400 characters. ...Read more

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I have a severe case of priapism, how should I fix this?

I have a severe case of priapism, how should I fix this?

Priapism: Priapism if not treated within 4-6 hours of presentation will lead to permanent impotence. Go to the nearest emergency room that has urology physicians on call would be ideal www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a person who has priapism will suffer from ed?

Priapism: The question is was the priapism successfully treated in time to prevent major damage ? ...Read more

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What's the difference between priapism and just staying hard for a couple of hours?

Priapism: A non-stimulated erection for any significant duration can probably be called "priapism." there are significant implications with possible long-term detriment (such as future "ed") if left untreated. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the likelihood that a person who has priapism will suffer from ed?

Help please? What is the likelihood that a person who has priapism will suffer from ed?

Here are some ...: ED may occur after priapism, but are related with multiple factors such as age, medical illnesses, and the duration of priapism per se, etc. Experience proved: on average, some 90% of cases will be still potent if it is managed within 24 hours and some 20% will be still potent even after 7 days. Remember more adverse events will make a worse outcome in life. So, work on healthy lifestyle... ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the likelihood that a person who has priapism will suffer from ed?

Here are some ...: ED may occur after priapism, but are related with multiple factors such as age, medical illnesses, and the duration of priapism per se, etc. Experience proved: on average, some 90% of cases will be still potent if it is managed within ...Read more

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What is a a stuttering priapism?

Recurrent erections: Priapism describes an erection that remains present even in the absence of sexual stimulation. There are two types: low flow (more common) and high flow (arterially based). Low flow (from sickle cell disease, drug induced, blood dycrasias) results in entrapment of low oxygenated blood in the penis, causing scarring if present over 6 hours. Important to get priapism evaluated/treated emergently! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for priapism?

What is the best treatment for priapism?

Neosynephrine/surger: Treatment depends upon type of priapism. More common is ischemic priapism due to blood trapped in penis. Aspirate, blood will be dark and then inject neosynephrine (phenylephrine). Subject will require shunting surgery if priapism persists. High flow priaism, less common, diagnose by doppler ultrasound, bright red blood. Ice pack and may resolve spontaneously, if not blood clot be injected to slow down flow in. ...Read more

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Priapism (Definition)

A painful erection that lasts more than four hours. Prolonged erection results in low oxygen level in the erectile chambers which causes pain ...Read more