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Can hydroxyurea prevent priapism?

Can hydroxyurea prevent priapism?

Let me try: Priapism is a rare condition which causes a persistent, and often painful, penile erection. An antineoplastic drug (hydroxyurea) may prevent future episodes of priapism for patients with sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Strashun
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Priapism (Definition)

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 ...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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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 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?

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 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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What can cause blood flooding in the penis for days after a priapism? If blood enters easily during erection, what stops it from leaving?

What can cause blood flooding in the penis for days after a priapism?      If blood enters easily during  erection, what stops it from leaving?

Inflammation: priapism often/usually changes the dynamics of blood flow. The veins can become distended. There can be inflammation that brings blood in, and/or blocks the flow of blood outward. Needs to be followed up on pretty much immediately ...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


Dr. Margaret Shipp
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Hydroxyurea (Definition)

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