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What are the symptoms of Penile fracture?

What are the symptoms of Penile fracture?

Bend, pain, swelling: History of trauma. Most common cause is sex lying on back with partner on top. Also trauma to an erect penis. Penis will have a bend with swelling & tenderness on convexity at site of fracture. Needs urgent attention if recent. Either way best to consult a urologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How would one identify if he has penile fracture?

Here are some...: Almost all the incidences of penile fracture have been related with "quick' or "violent" sex acts. The affected men may feel a pop during sexual intercourse, which is followed with "instant" penile pain and local swelling, and later bruise. Its outcome is after surgical repair within 48 hours after the accident. ...Read more

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Can penile fracture happen easily during sex?

Can penile fracture happen easily during sex?

Possible: When there is alot of weight on the erect penis and that weight shifts suddenly, this can generate the kind of force it takes to "fracture" a penis. ...Read more

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Penile fracture from masturbation, should I be concerned?

Penile fracture from masturbation, should I be concerned?

Unusual to fracture: your penis by masturbation. However a fractured penis needs to be repaired. This is a urologic problem for a urologist. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause a penile fracture?

Can masturbation cause a penile fracture?

Penile fracture: Although rare there have been cases of penile fracture with the use of sex toys such as the pocket vagina. My good friend is a urologist and saw this recently in a teenage boy. He obviously was using this device quite vigorously and somehow bent his penis. ...Read more

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Would i 100% know for sure if i had a penile fracture? Week ago had slight rough sex. After penis base swelled up(like mushroom bottom to top)no color

Would i 100% know for sure if i had a penile fracture? Week ago had slight rough sex. After penis base swelled up(like mushroom bottom to top)no color

Passive congestion: "slight rough sex"?- this seems to be a pooling of engorged penis blood flow and should return to normal within 24 hours. A penile fracture is extemely painful and causes noteable deformity. If pain exisits- get examined. ...Read more

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Will someone with a penile fracture ever be able to have sex again ? And if yes what procedure should be done to treat it ?

Will someone with a penile fracture ever be able to have sex again ? And if yes what procedure should be done to treat it ?

Need more info: This is an involved repair procedure. You will have to have your family physician refer you to a urologist who has experience in this kind of procedure. The success depends on the skill of the urologist so investigate thoroughly. ...Read more

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Does a penile fracture usually involve bleeding/ blood coming out somewhere (penis tip or penis itself bleeding) at some point?

Does a penile fracture usually involve bleeding/ blood coming out somewhere (penis tip or penis itself bleeding) at some point?

No such thing: Hi. Some species have a bone in the penis, and bones can fracture. Humans do NOT have a penis bone, and the human penis cannot fracture. The term "boner" comes from the stiffness of the erect penis, and is NOT an anatomical description. If you have blood coming out of your penis, it's not because anything fractured...you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more