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

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 are erections that last for hours dangerous?

Why are erections that last for hours dangerous?

Yes: Erections lasting for greater than 4 hours can lead to permanent damage to the penis and a condition called priapism where blood is trapped in the penis and loses its oxygen supply. The greatest long term risk is irreversible erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an erection that has lasted for more than 7 hours?

Should I be worried about an erection that has lasted for more than 7 hours?

Yes: Absolutely worry. The penis can get irreversible damage if an erection goes on for even 4 hours. This requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What happens to my penis if an erection lasts more than 4 hours?

What happens to my penis if an erection lasts more than 4 hours?

Bad things: This is called priapism and is an emergency. The biggest problem is that the blood in the penis can clot and otherwise restrict circulation to the organ. This can result in permanent damage and permanent erectile dysfunction. It can be caused by a variety of things and requires emergency treatment to prevent damage. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/priapism/hic_priapism.aspx. ...Read more

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How come i get erections that last longer than an hour whenever i take pills for hypertension?

How come i get erections that last longer than an hour whenever i take pills for hypertension?

Don't know!: Many BP meds interfere with erections: thiazide diuretics, beta-blockers, cetral agents like clonidine. I know of no agent that reguarly increases erection time. Share what drug you are on! especially since your "logo" says you are female..... ...Read more

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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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How can doctors get rid of an erection that's already lasted for hours?

How can doctors get rid of an erection that's already lasted for hours?

Penile injection: Hopefully they can inject a drug to decrease the blood flowing in and stop the erection. Sometimes it requires a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What can I do about an erection that's lasted for 4 hours without going to the doctor?

What can I do about an erection that's lasted for 4 hours without going to the doctor?

Immediate ER Visit: Needs immediate treatment by urologist. Can result in permanent erectile dysfuntion if left untreated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend often looses erection when it comes to put the condom or to start intercourse, but usually his second erection lasts about on hours.He works a lot, exercises, eats healthy foods , does not smoke, does not uses alcohol or drugs.His doctor pres

My boyfriend often looses erection when it comes to put the condom or to start intercourse, but usually his second erection lasts about on hours.He works a lot, exercises, eats healthy foods , does not smoke, does not uses alcohol or drugs.His doctor pres

Heads up: From your information it sounds unlikely that your bf has a medical problem. Most healthy men can lose an erection if they are distracted, self-conscious, nervous or overly concerned about performance. It's important to enjoy the journey and not rush the destination. ...Read more

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