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Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more


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Can prolonged erections be painful?

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. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause a painful erection for 3-5 hours?

What can cause a painful erection for 3-5 hours?

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

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Why is it painful to have an erection that lasts for a long time?

Why is it painful to have an erection that lasts for a long time?

3 hours: An erection is essentially trapped blood in a confined space. If the blood is trapped too long, it can no longer provide oxygen to the penile tissue and results in ischemia, strangulation of tissue. This is painful. Typically, an erection lasting longer than 4 hours is considered critical for permanent damage to the penis. ...Read more

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What do I do if i wake up with a painful erection that won't go down?

What do I do if i wake up with a painful erection that won't go down?

See below: Since this presumably started at an unknown time while you were sleeping, if the erection does not go away within an hour, head to the local er. An unwanted erection that persists, also called priapism, is a serious condition and can result in inability to have erections in the future if not treated promptly. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause painful erections?

Erections straight?: Other than inflammation and infections, conditions that cause scar formation of the penis or urethra may cause painful erections. One such condition is called peyronie's disease, but it is mostly associated with curved penis. ...Read more

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Painful erections lately; is something wrong?

Painful erections lately; is something wrong?

? Peyronie's disease: This is associated with hardness under the skin on the upper surface of the penis plus some upward curvature. Suggest you see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can catheters cause painful erections?

Can catheters cause painful erections?

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

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What can cause a painful erection along with a headache?

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