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What is the best treatment for priapism?

What is the best treatment for priapism?

Neosynephrine/surger: Treatment depends upon type of priapism. More common is ischemic priapism due to blood trapped in penis. Aspirate, blood will be dark and then inject neosynephrine. Subject will require shunting surgery if priapism persists. High flow priaism, less common, diagnose by doppler ultrasound, bright red blood. Ice pack and may resolve spontaneously, if not blood clot be injected to slow down flow in. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Strashun
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Priapism (Definition)

Priapism is a painful condition where an erect penis remains erect and does not return to its soft state. This condition can be a reaction to medications, or can be due to problems within the blood vessels or ...Read more


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Is there a possibility that a few vitamin e 268mg capsules can cause a priapism if one is taking it for peyronies treatment?

Is there a possibility that a few vitamin e 268mg capsules can cause a priapism if one is taking it for peyronies treatment?

Unlikely: Sometimes it is difficult to know what causes priapism or for that matter peyronie's disease. My hunch is that something other than Vit E, even at high doses, is the cause. Sometimes when we can't figure out a cause it's because there are multiple causes..Priapism warrants as you probably already know immediate medical attention. Fortunately most ER professionals know what to do. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for penile fibrosis following pirapism?

Is there treatment for penile fibrosis following pirapism?

Might be: You would want to check with a specialist (urology) who possibly would recommend therapy such as surgery, vacuum pump, or stretching. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for priapism?

Is there a cure for priapism?

Yes: Ischemic or low flow priapism is treated by aspirating stagnant blood from penile rods, then neosynephrine is injected into penile rods. This can be repeated. Penile shunt surgery, creating a window between corporal dods and urethral spongeous tissue maybe required if medication unsuccessful. Rarer high flow piiapism can resolve on its own or at worst require injection of blood clot to slow flow. ...Read more

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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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Please answer! what would you do if you had priapism?

ER: Go to the emergency room. Explaining the 2 different types of priapism and the treatment details based on the mechanism involved cannot be done in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Can low dose of 25 mg viagra cause priapism?

Yes: Any dose of Viagra 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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If a person has a peyronies plague, can it become worse by priapism erections?

If a person has a peyronies plague, can it become worse by priapism erections?

Peyronie's disease: Priapism can worsen the disease because stress on the plaques may cause more scarring. You should be evaluated by a physician qualified to make the diagnosis. Current treatment options are limited, but for some men it resolves on its own. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit if you would like personalized advice for your concern. ...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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Could my thrombosed penis vein cause priapism? It hasn't done so yet in 6 months of it's presence.

Could my thrombosed penis vein cause priapism? It hasn't done so yet in 6 months of it's presence.

Not usually.: A thrombosed penile vein is not a known cause of priapism. See your urologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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