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Dr. Arnold Strashun
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Priapism (Definition)

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 ...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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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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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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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. Thomas Inwood
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Sildenafil (Definition)

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