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Frequent 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. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Peyronie’s Disease?: Sounds like it might be Peyronie’s Disease. There are other possibilities but if it is causing you problems woth seeing your doctor and discussing it. http://www.healthline.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/peyronies-disease ...Read more
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
Toddler has rare erection that lasts less than a minute and is not painful. Does this need a specialist or will the child out grow this maybe?
Urological eval: Recommend urological evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My husband has been waking up a few times a week with a painful erection that takes a while to go away and his sex drive is really low?
Here are some...: See urologist at the described occurrence. Clinically, he might have experienced intermittent (or stuttering) priapism. How to get to core concern for such has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html to work correctly with urologist so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. Note: ?Hx of using antipsychotics or drugs for erecti ...Read more
What could a painful erection and dark colored semen? It is in a man over the the age of 50 who is not very sexually active it that helps at all
Correct.: This young man has severe phimosis. Because he has been unable to fully retract his foreskin, he is likely unable to routinely clean within the fold of skin next to the head of the penis. This can lead to skin irritation and pain in the short run, and significant issues in the long run. He should be evaluated by a urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It takes a: While to heal properly. If you have waited a sufficient length of time, discuss it with your physician. ...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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