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What is a a stuttering priapism?

What is a a stuttering priapism?

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

Dr. Jay Lefer
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If a person has had stuttering priapisms lasting for weeks, is there a risk of testicular cancer occurring eventually?

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

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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?

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?

Pinched nerve: youinjured, and possibly mildly damaged a nerve in your penis involved in sensation. This usually does go away, and should. ...Read more

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Having stuttering priapisms from 1 cialis10mg for 18 days now.Getting them mainly at night. Doctor and hospital do nothing.Bloodwork normal.Whatto do?

Stop cialis: Would be the next logical choice. Not sure why you are taking it (erectile dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, ?). Before stopping however talk to you doctor to make sure it's ok to do so. ...Read more

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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 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 ?

See a doctor: If you have priapism you should seek medical treatment treatment immediately. failure to treat and reduce erection can lead to complications such as permanent damage to the penis ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is there a cure for priapism?

Is there a cure for priapism?

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

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What is the best treatment for priapism?

What is the best treatment for priapism?

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

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Besides taking viagra (sildenafil) or something like it, what can cause priapism?

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

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What is the likelihood of having priapism after 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in a healthy male of 37 years?

What is the likelihood of having priapism after 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in a healthy male of 37 years?

Should diminish...: This condition is usually self-limiting and should begin to go away as the blood level of your Viagra (sildenafil) dose diminishes in your system. As they say on the TV ads... if it lasts longer than 4 hours, consult a physician. ...Read more

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What is priapism?

Priapism: Priapism is an painful erection that won't go away (4hrs is the defining time limit) in the absence of physical or psychological stimulation. It is usually painful and is a medical emergency (something to go to the ED for - now) ...Read more

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What causes priapism?

What causes priapism?

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

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How is priapism treated?

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

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How do you know you've had a priapism?

See below: A condition where there is prolonged painful erection and needs intervention by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Priapism?

What is the definition or description of: Priapism?

Prolonged erection: 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 and potentially, permanent damage ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of priapism?

Persistent erection: Erection lasting > 4 hours, usually painful. Go to er! ...Read more

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Please answer! what would you do if you had priapism?

ER: Go to the emergency room. Explaining the 2 different types of priapism and the treatment details based on the mechanism involved cannot be done in 400 characters. ...Read more

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I have a severe case of priapism, how should I fix this?

I have a severe case of priapism, how should I fix this?

Priapism: Priapism if not treated within 4-6 hours of presentation will lead to permanent impotence. Go to the nearest emergency room that has urology physicians on call would be ideal www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay. ...Read more

Prolonged Erection (Definition)

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


Dr. Arnold Strashun
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Priapism (Definition)

A painful erection that lasts more than four hours. Prolonged erection results in low oxygen level in the erectile chambers which causes pain ...Read more