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Recurrent erections: Priapism describes an erection that remains present even in the absence of sexual stimulation. There are two types: low flow (more common) and high flow (arterially based). Low flow (from sickle cell disease, drug induced, blood dycrasias) results in entrapment of low oxygenated blood in the penis, causing scarring if present over 6 hours. Important to get priapism evaluated/treated emergently! ...Read more
If a person has had stuttering priapisms lasting for weeks, is there a risk of testicular cancer occurring eventually?
No need for concern: I cannot find any medical literature evidence that testicular cancer is caused by priapism. Although priapism can be painful, there is no need for you to have concern for testicular cancer from this. On the other hand, testicular cancer is a very rare cause of priapism, but in that case it is always advanced and easy to detect. ...Read more
I had stuttering priapisms for 4 and half days. I did not seek medical help Now it stopped and I feel numbness inside penis. What could have happened?
Having stuttering priapisms from 1 cialis10mg for 18 days now. Getting them mainly at night. Doctor and hospital do nothing. Bloodwork normal. Whatto do?
I took 1 sex pill by the name of cialis. After 4 days I had stuttering priapism erections that lasted for 5 days. Why penis feel numb. I had 2 erections?
I had stuttering priapism for 1. But for the next 8 days my penis glans stayed engorged. Why is this? What causes this? I had only taken 12 vitamin e.
Priapism: Priapism is a medical emergency. It is unhealthy for the penis to be swollen for such a prolonged period of time. You need to be seen in the ER and treated. At the same time they will try to determine why this happened. I don't think the vitamin E capsules are responsible. All the best and be seen. ...Read more
Yes: Ischemic or low flow priapism is treated by aspirating stagnant blood from penile rods, then neosynephrine (phenylephrine) 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
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 (phenylephrine). 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
It's possible: Priapsm is a possibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
Drugs and vessels: Trazadone, arterial venous fistula (usually trauma), sickle cell disease to name a few are associated with priapism. Before viagra (sildenafil) there where and still are other medications for erectile dysfunction. These medications also are also associated with priapism. Priapism is an erection for longer than 4-6 hours lenghty priapism can be associated with permanent erectile dysfunction (ed). ...Read more
What is the likelihood of having priapism after 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in a healthy male of 37 years?
Trapped Penile Blood: Priapism results most commonly when blood gets trapped in the penis. The trapped blood doesn't allow fresh oxygenated blood in, which can result in penile pain and tissue death. Common causes are sickle cell disease, various medications (rarely those advertised for ed), Cocaine use, injection ED therapy and trauma. This is an emergency, and the blood needs to be drained immediately in the er. ...Read more
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
I suffered from priapism in 2001 and since lost my errection. A shunt was put in my organ. Please help me.
Penile Damage: There is not enough information to help you. It sounds like you have already gotten the right medical advice and attention. If the shunt is malfunctioning then you need to get back to a good penis specialist, a urologist. ...Read more
Nothing: That is russian roulette. After 6 hours you are losing function forever. A gamble not worth taking for most guys. ...Read more
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
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
Will a low dose of viagra (sildenafil) (25;50mg) definitely cause priapism in young healthy male?
Priapism and Viagra (sildenafil):
No, rarely. Young men that I treat sometimes use viagra (sildenafil) for longer sexual play and for more vigorous sexual activity. Some men use these medications to maintain erections when they use condoms. Thus, preventing pregnancy and other exposure to some sexually transmitted infections.
Get a health care provider that is versed in this area... There are plenty to be found. ...Read more