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Is it absolutely essential to see a doctor if my erection lasts for hours?

Is it absolutely essential to see a doctor if my erection lasts for hours?

Yes: If you have erection that lasts for more than 4 hours, you need to see a urologist or go the local emergency room. This is called priapism and can lead to future erectile dysfunction and penile curvature. This should be handled very quickly to prevent future complications with erections and penile scarring. ...Read more

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


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Is it really dangerous to have an erection that lasts for hours?

Yes: This is known as priapism and is dangerous for the penis. Any erection that lasts for more than 3 to 4 hours must be immediately evaluated as this can lead to scarring in the penis and cause future erectile dysfunction and curvature to the penis. It generally has to be treated with a penile injection of medications to resolve the erection. ...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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I get a headache that last for several days after ejaculation. Is this normal? Is there any treatments? Do I need to consult a neurologist?

I get a headache that last for several days after ejaculation. Is this normal? Is there any treatments?  Do I need to consult a neurologist?

Not normal: Post-Coital or post-ejaculation headaches are uncommon, but can be very problematic for patients. In general, to help rule out other possible associated problems, it would be very reasonable to see a neurologist. Take care, and good luck! ...Read more

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Hello doctor, is it possible to increase wrist power? If yes, then please suggest few ways for it.

Hello doctor,  is it possible to increase wrist power? If yes, then please suggest few ways for it.

Exercise: Wrist exercises will strengthen the power of the wrist. Wrist extension and flexion exercises with light weights or rubber bands are very helpful to strengthen the muscles. You do not need heavy weights as the wrist muscles will fatigue easily leading to improper form and possible injury. ...Read more

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Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay? This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.

Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay?  This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.

Swelling: surgeon may be waiting for swelling to go down. If you have question about timing ask the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for the reason for this time schedule in your particular case. ...Read more

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After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment? Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment?  Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

Need medical clear: I recommend a thorough evaluation of the spine and at least xrays to rule out any damage from the motorcycle before considering a manipulation that could aggravate any physical injury from the motorcycle accident. ...Read more

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After a bad migraine is it normal to be dizzy and lighthead? If so for how long before seeking medical assisants?

After a bad migraine is it normal to be dizzy and lighthead? If so for how long before seeking medical assisants?

Can happen: There is a type of migraine called migrainous vertigo in which the headache and symptoms of vertigo or "dizziness" as some people may describe occur in separate phases. But also just as a direct consequence of migraine headache people can have many symptoms after the pain is resolved so it's all fair game. Up to you really as to whether you should see a doc or not. Migraines can last from 4-72 hrs ...Read more

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How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

Dvt: Depends but in order to make itself feel more comfortable venous duplex ultrasound (Doppler-sonography) would make the diagnosis or rule out that diagnosis. Antecedent factors could be vigorous physical activity, or recent airplane travel. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine helps. I've been using it for over a year. Is there a need to get off of it or is it okay to take long term?My family doesn't want me too.

Fluoxetine helps. I've been using it for over a year. Is there a need to get off of it or is it okay to take long term?My family doesn't want me too.

No Harm: If fluoxetine is helping with your symptoms, it is ok to stay on it. In medicine, we should always consider risks versus benefits. When the benefits outweighs the risks, the use of medication is well justified. Make sure you see your psychiatrist or family doctor on regular basis. ...Read more