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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›