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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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not common: Ischemic priapism due to blood sludging in the penile corpora (rods) is most frequent in men with sickle cell disease. Rarely occurs with use of medications for ed, viagra, Cialis etc. Probably < 1 in 1000 men using meds. Occasionally is idiopathic, no known cause. 2nd very rare form is high flow priapism. Doppler ultrasound can differentiate between both. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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