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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


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Can low dose of 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) cause priapism?

Can low dose of 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) cause priapism?

Yes: Any dose of Viagra (sildenafil) can cause priapism - a prolonged and unresolving erection.

Priapism is a serious problem and if experiencing erection lasting longer than 4 hours medical treatment should be sought urgently to avoid long term damage or complications. ...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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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

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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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Recently had problems getting erection. Dr gave me a few viagra (sildenafil). Afraid to take because of risk of priapism. Thoughts?

PRIAPISM: It is a potential side effect but I have only seen it with patients with pooly controlled sickle cell anemia or elicit drug use. It is safe and effective. If this is not reassuring enough use a small dose first (25 mg) as a trial. The trials before it was fda approved used several times the eventual recomended dose to determine safety. ...Read more

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Hi! I am 25 and willing to use viagra (sildenafil) 50 mg with no ED. Is there any harm trying it for once? I am also afraid of priapism?

Not recommended: Taking meds for recreation purposes only has risks and at age 25 you should not need this med. ...Read more

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If you take viagra (sildenafil) prior to sleep would nocturnal erections induce priapism?

Possibly: Viagra (sildenafil) and any agent used treat erectile dysfunction can induce priapism. If viagra (sildenafil) is taken at night, then it is possible that a normal erection could last longer and cause priapism. Who actually develops priapism depends on their risk factors such as age, comorbidities including diabetes and hypertension, and use of other medications. The more comorbidities a man has, the less likely. ...Read more

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I am experiencing prolonged erection. I took 500MG of Viagra by mouth 4 1/2 hours ago.

I am experiencing prolonged erection. I took 500MG of Viagra by mouth 4 1/2 hours ago.

Oops: That is 5x the recommended dose if the 500 is correct. You may have to wait it out or go to ER IF it doesn't go down soon ...Read more

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Can viagra (sildenafil) cause ejaculation problem?

Should not: Your orgasm and ejaculation should be unchanged by viagra (sildenafil). However, there is a psychological aspect to intercourse that may he changed for you when taking viagra (sildenafil), such as pressure to perform. ...Read more

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Can viagra (sildenafil) cause deafness?

Yes: If it is listed on insert, then its possible, but is medical equivalent of being hit by lightning, very rare. ...Read more

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Could my peyronies plague have caused the painful 10 second priapism type of erection?

Priapism: First of all, by definition, priapism does not last 10 seconds. Peyronie's plaques may cause pain with erection but have no relation to priapism ...Read more

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Could misusing viagra (sildenafil) cause peyronies or worsen it? I'm not referring to overly aggressive sex or injurious behavior, but rather taking 100mg tabs QE4 hrs but not erections lasting more thn 1 hr

NO: Peyronie's disease is a growth of fibrous tissue in the soft tissue of the penis. The viagra (sildenafil) does not cause nor worsen the problem. I would however not take so many as you can have significant side effects with this drug. More is not better. ...Read more

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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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What causes pain and burning after taking viagra (sildenafil) and if this is bad (i took half of 100 mg pill as directed by my doctor?

What causes pain and burning after taking viagra (sildenafil) and if this is bad (i took half of 100 mg pill as directed by my doctor?

Talk to your doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Assuming it is the cause, which nerve, when pinched/damaged causes impotence and requires me to use viagra (sildenafil) to attain an erection?

Assuming it is the cause, which nerve, when pinched/damaged causes impotence and requires me to use viagra (sildenafil) to attain an erection?

Erectile Dysfunction: Ed is usually a problem with the blood vessels, not the nerves. Do you have a particular back or spine injury that makes you think otherwise? ...Read more

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What can cause blood flooding in the penis for days after a priapism? If blood enters easily during erection, what stops it from leaving?

What can cause blood flooding in the penis for days after a priapism? If blood enters easily during erection, what stops it from leaving?

Inflammation: priapism often/usually changes the dynamics of blood flow. The veins can become distended. There can be inflammation that brings blood in, and/or blocks the flow of blood outward.
Needs to be followed up on pretty much immediately ...Read more

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Can a thrombosed penis vein cause priapism?

Absolutely: Because of your age, it is best that you consult your parents and regular doctor for close care of your issue. But, if a Urologist and surgeon have evaluated you, you should follow their recommendations. ...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


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Sildenafil (Definition)

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