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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Which drugs can cause you to have a prolonged erection as a side effect?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
Which drugs can cause you to have a prolonged erection as a side effect?

Trazadone!: This is a definite side effect of this drug. However, male hormones, and ed drugs will do it too. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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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


Dr. John Nesbitt
Board Certified, Urology
36 years in practice
399K people helped
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What is the definition or description of: prolonged erection?

Dr. John Nesbitt
Board Certified, Urology
36 years in practice
399K people helped
What is the definition or description of: prolonged erection?

Depends: Generally an erection lasting over 4 hours is considered prolonged. If it is due to ed medications, it should resolve spontaneously, but consultation with a urologist is suggested. ...Read more

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Dr. Phillip Porch
Board Certified, General Practice
35 years in practice
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How can doctors get rid of an erection that's already lasted for hours?

Dr. Phillip Porch
Board Certified, General Practice
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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How can I avoid prolonged erections?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
How can I avoid prolonged erections?

Love wisely & well: At your age, most men get frequent erections, though not so often as during the teens and twenties. Normal sexual activity with a partner or by yourself. If someone has made you feel guilty or concerned about this natural phenomenon or the thoughts that go with them, then talk to someone with common sense who's not trying to manipulate you through fear. And love responsibly. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. John Nesbitt
Board Certified, Urology
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What is the definition or description of: prolonged erection?

Dr. John Nesbitt
Board Certified, Urology
36 years in practice
399K people helped

Depends: Generally an erection lasting over 4 hours is considered prolonged. If it is due to ed medications, it should resolve spontaneously, but consultation with a urologist is suggested. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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Which drugs can cause you to have a prolonged erection as a side effect?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped

Trazadone!: This is a definite side effect of this drug. However, male hormones, and ed drugs will do it too. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Could prolonged erection from masturbation be harmful?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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No: Nature limits this. In fact, there is some evidence that extreme efforts to avoid ejaculation are harmful to the prostate both in the short and long runs, as well as making life -- which is already hard enough -- much more difficult. Learn about your body, and use your sexuality responsibly and wisely. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Was with my gf.Had a prolonged erection without ejaculation yesterday, today i masturbated, saw blood in whole semen, im scared, serious?I hav prostatitis

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
Was with my gf.Had a prolonged erection without ejaculation yesterday, today i masturbated, saw blood in whole semen, im scared, serious?I hav prostatitis

Don't worry: I'm glad you have somebody special. This happens to many men from time to time, especially after prolonged arousal. Nobody really understands why, but it's not something to worry about unless you have other symptoms / signs over at least two weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Weber Chuang
Board Certified, Urology
20 years in practice
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Nocturnal erections (on waking with full bladder) more uncomfortable and prolonged since prescribed doxazosin. Any risk of priapism here?

Dr. Weber Chuang
Board Certified, Urology
20 years in practice
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Nocturnal erections (on waking with full bladder)  more uncomfortable and prolonged since prescribed doxazosin.  Any risk of priapism here?

small risk: Alpha blockers such as doxazosin have improved erections in some men. The risk of priapism is very small with such treatment. ...Read more

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