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Prolonged Erection (Overview)

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.


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Which drugs can cause you to have a prolonged erection as a side effect?

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

Prolonged Erection (Overview)

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.


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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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How can I avoid prolonged erections?

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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What is the definition or description of: prolonged erection?

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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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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Could prolonged erection from masturbation be harmful?

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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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

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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How does a urologist treat casual painless priapism erections?

Here are some...: I'm unsure if what you experienced & reported fits the definition of priapism, which denotes persistent prolonged unbearable painful erection, which requires a timely medical intervention so to prevent its long-term adverse effect - erectile dysfunction. So, what you reported may present a normal but "longer" than usual erection. Clinically, check if you're on any drug which may affect erection. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Strashun
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Priapism (Definition)

Priapism by definition, is it painful erection that lasts more than four hours. Prolonged erection results in low oxygen level in the erectile chambers which causes pain ...Read more


Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more