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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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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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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 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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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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Bf is 37 I'm concern he can not last long having an erection he finishes really fast he was never an active man when younger and 1 a day if lucKY help?

Bf is 37 I'm concern he can not last long having an erection he finishes really fast he was never an active man when younger and 1 a day if lucKY help?

Lasting longer: can be a complicated issue. If he is getting erections and climaxing quickly, he is not physically able to get an erection again for a while. this is normal. If you are frustrated because he comes so quickly, that is an issue for both of you to work out. The level of desire and the speed to orgasm are rarely the same in any couple. ...Read more

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How can you get more erections that last longer?

Here are some...: Hi! Haramdarh, The ability to initiate, maintain, & sustain erection to complete the course of masturbation or intercourse to orgasm evolves and changes with variable pace among all men along their path of life. depending on genetic factors and accumulated lifestyle. The answer to your Q can not be done in a 400-letter space. So, go to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html ...Read more

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What medication makes an erection harder and last longer?

Viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, : And Levitra (vardenafil) are all prescription medications for erectile dysfunction, not to make an erection harder or last longer in a normal male. The rest of the stuff sold otc, in stores, tv, internet, etc. Is all junk and won't help you, and could potentially harm you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to not have erections on purpose?

Is it thought of as dangerous to not have erections on purpose?

Hey man!: It won't injure you in the least. It affirms your health and masculinity. From early childhood to healthy old age, you are going to get erections from time to time that are out of your control. If somebody has told you that this is a "spiritual" problem, or that it means you are "insensitive" or some other nonsense, just ignore it. Simply putting a hand in the pocket can conceal it. ...Read more

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My erection only lasts about 30mins. What can I take to make it last longer?

Not to bad: At this most basic level, an erection is considered to be normal if a man is able to maintain his erection sufficiently long to engage in satisfying intercourse and the subsequent ejaculation. The length of time a man might stay continuously erect can vary the average is about 30 - 45 minutes. Of course the duration of erections vary greatly. ...Read more

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Losing erection before penetration its happening frequently from last 2 months?

See below: Most common reason for a young, healthy male, who otherwise experiences normal erections in AM or with masturbation, to have either difficulty obtaining or maintaining (including loss before penetration) an adequate erection, would be psychological in origin with performance anxiety and fear of failure being most common. Fear of contracting STD or unwanted pregnancy, stress, relationship problems ...Read more

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I am 42 years old and on most occasions i can get an erection but problem is sometime it don't last.?

Here are some...: Try to have sexual intercourse less often, i.g., 1-2 times weekly at most and do so after a full mental and physical rest & recovery. Hence, have sex in the morning. More on ED? Peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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I have been wit my wife for a few years and on the last 3 occasions when she gets on top i lose my erection. Why?

I have been wit my  wife for a few years and on the last 3 occasions when she gets on top i lose my erection. Why?

Medical or: Psychological causes may be at the root of this. First, please get checked out by your doc, who may do lab work on your hormones and check your vascular system. Secondly, see a therapist for support. Sometimes a conflict in relationship or self-esteem or control can be an issue. Peace and good health. ...Read more