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How is priapism treated?

How is priapism treated?

Medications: The treatment of priapism initially includes medications. If this fails, then a needle must be placed into the penis and potent medicaions must be injected directly into the penis. If these measures fail, then surgery for a penile shunt is needed to prevent future penile scarring and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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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


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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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Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Yes, definitely. : Initially, treatment should consist of Clomiphene citrate or HCG to improve testosterone levels. Then, actually concurrently, the cause of the secondary hypogonadism should be investigated (depression, obesity, head trauma, aging, for example) and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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How erectile dysfunction is treated?

How erectile dysfunction is treated?

Psychological?: Many men struggling with ED are successfully treated with medication prescribed by a urologist or other physician. Sometimes ED issues are related to your psychology or internal conflicts. It is not always easy to know when this is the case. If you struggle with anxiety (performance or otherwise) and you have ED you might benefit from talking to a psychologist as well. ...Read more

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Can a thrombosed penis vein cause priapism?

Absolutely: Because of your age, it is best that you consult your parents and regular doctor for close care of your issue. But, if a Urologist and surgeon have evaluated you, you should follow their recommendations. ...Read more

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How can erectile dysfunction be treated?

How can erectile dysfunction be treated?

See your pcp: First the cause of the problem must be found. Then an appropriate treatment can be prescrived. If your pcp cannot help you with this, he/she can refer you to a urologist who can. ...Read more

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Can otitis be treated whitout hospitalisation?

Can otitis be treated whitout hospitalisation?

Broad question: Yes, in most cases, otitis is treated on an outpatient basis. That doesn't mean that in some cases hospitalization isn't required. Too little information to understand your specific situation. ...Read more

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Can chronic appendicitis be treated by taking antibiotics?

Can chronic appendicitis be treated by taking antibiotics?

Prob not effectively: When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged. Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work. ...Read more

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Can penile cyst treated by homeopathy?

Careful: With something like this, you need to be really sure what you're dealing with. You wouldn't want to mistake a tumor for a cyst, for instance. So, good exam and diagnosis are needed first. Homeopathy can help some inflammations and infections. Yet even though i'm a homeopath, homeopathy may not always be the best way to treat a given problem. ...Read more

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Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs?

Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory  drugs?

See details: It depends what you mean by anti-inflammatory meds. True cerebral angiitis needs very aggressive therapy with high dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and possibly rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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Can low dose of 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) cause priapism?

Yes: Any dose of Viagra (sildenafil) can cause priapism - a prolonged and unresolving erection. Priapism is a serious problem and if experiencing erection lasting longer than 4 hours medical treatment should be sought urgently to avoid long term damage or complications. ...Read more

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Anyone treated hemihypertrophy?

Anyone treated hemihypertrophy?

Hemihypertrophy: In syndromic hemihypertrphy, commonest is beckwith-wiedeman syndrom, associated with glucose metabolism issue, and renal tumors- wilms tumor. There are many other syndromes also possible. In non-syndromic hemihypertrophy, it may be associated with some vascular of lymphatic abnormality. There is possible spinal column- cord abnormality aswell. Treatment is symptomatic and surgical if there etiolog. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

Other way around ...: Sleep apnea and other forms of poor sleep don't directly cause hypogonadism, although obesity (linked to sleep apnea) is correlated w/low T b/c excess Estradiol (from obesity) leads to less Free T. That's why we often recommend exercise & weight loss to treat low T. OTOH, TRT can aggravate sleep apnea so sleep should be monitored if you have OSA or are at risk. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism and depresion complletly treated by med?Can depresion from this disease treated complelty?Inherited depression can treat fully?

Can hypothyroidism and depresion complletly treated by med?Can depresion from this disease treated complelty?Inherited depression can treat fully?

Yes: Yes both conditions can successfully be treated by medication. Depression is complex, but the faster one gets treated, the better the long term prognosis. Counseling is also important. Research shows combination of medication and psychotherapy superior to either one alone. ...Read more

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What prescription medications can treat erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What prescription medications can treat erectile dysfunction (ED)?

PDE-5 inhibitors etc: To treat erectile dysfunction, PDE-5 inhibitors such as Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Stendra & Viagra are common oral options. However, they can't be used in men w/heart disease who are also taking nitrates as combination can drop blood pressure dramatically. Alprostadil can be either placed into urethra (Muse) or injected into penis (Caverject & Edex). There's also a cream form (Vitaros) in Canada & Europe. ...Read more

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Varicocele can be treated without surgery?

Varicocele can be treated without surgery?

No: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach, laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist. ...Read more

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Can disseminated intravascular congulation aka dic be treated?

Can disseminated intravascular congulation aka dic be treated?

Absolutely, when : Diagnosed early we can decrease the risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Unfortunately it is still a devastating condition in many cases. ...Read more

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How is enlarged testicular veins treated?

How is enlarged testicular veins treated?

The condition: Is called varicocelle. It can lower the sperm count. If it is mild, a simple support is sufficient mainly during physical activity. The veins can be ligated surgically as an open procedure, can be ligated by laparoscopy and can closed, embolized. This usually is done by an interventional radiologist. I would however suggest go see a urologist. Have a complete examination by him! ...Read more

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Nadiabact(nadiofloxacin) can treat balanoposthitis?

Nadiabact(nadiofloxacin) can treat balanoposthitis?

Balanoposthitis: Most balanitis (head of penis inflammed) and posthitis (forekin infection) is due to fungal infection. Topical antifungal medicine should be added to your treatment. Oral fluoroquinalone antibiotic likely will not clear up the typical balanoposthitis. ...Read more

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Can mild chronic depression be successfully treated?

Can mild chronic depression be successfully treated?

Sure: Definitely yes but the best treatment will vary from person to person. Some will need medications, some will need psychotherapy and some will need a combination of both. ...Read more

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Priapism (Definition)

A painful erection that lasts more than four hours. Prolonged erection results in low oxygen level in the erectile chambers which causes pain ...Read more