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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?

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

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

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 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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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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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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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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How does a urologist treat casual painless priapism erections?

How does a urologist treat casual painless priapism erections?

Here are some...: I'm unsure if what you experienced & reported fits the definition of priapism, which denotes persistent prolonged unbearable painful erection, which requires a timely medical intervention so to prevent its long-term adverse effect - erectile dysfunction. So, what you reported may present a normal but "longer" than usual erection. Clinically, check if you're on any drug which may affect erection. ...Read more

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If a person has a peyronies plague, can it become worse by priapism erections?

If a person has a peyronies plague, can it become worse by priapism erections?

Peyronie's disease: Priapism can worsen the disease because stress on the plaques may cause more scarring. You should be evaluated by a physician qualified to make the diagnosis. Current treatment options are limited, but for some men it resolves on its own. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit if you would like personalized advice for your concern. ...Read more

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Can Viagra (sildenafil) fix my psychological problem of not maintaining a erection?

Unlikely to work: if your sexual problem is psychological, do not expect for viagra (sildenafil) to work. It is not a risk-free medications and has been known to cause heart problems in the wrong patient. Viagra (sildenafil) is to help older men who have problems getting enough blood flow to the penis. It solves a plumbing issue, where is your problem is one with the control of the faucet. ...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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On arcoxia 90mg for a year. Cannot keep an erection during sex. Not even Viagra (sildenafil) helps. What can I do?

On arcoxia 90mg for a year. Cannot keep an erection during sex. Not even Viagra (sildenafil) helps. What can I do?

Not related: arcoxia: You seem to be experiencing erectile dysfunction. This condition may point to a more severe underlying problem, that is, vascular disease. If your LDL cholesterol is higher than 130 mg/dl, you may benefit from eating more vegetables. Vegetables, such as kale, parsley, and romaine lettuce, can help repair damage to the lining of your blood vessels, which may be underlying your erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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I am 35 yr old I want to try viagra (sildenafil) no problem with erections just want to experiment.. ..Is this a good idea or can this harm me..

Depends: Given that the drug has side effects, not to mention that it's over $30 per pill in most places, it might be good to remember the old saying, "sometimes the enemy of good, is better". ...Read more

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Mild venous leakage was diagnosed using doppler testing...Viagra (sildenafil) 25mg was prescribed...Worked while sitting but lost erection upon standing why?

Mild venous leakage was diagnosed using doppler testing...Viagra (sildenafil) 25mg was prescribed...Worked while sitting but lost erection upon standing why?

This is venous leak: This is the basis of ed as a result of venous leakage. Oral agents will not cure the etiology of ed with venous leak. ...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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Is having viagra (sildenafil) really helps for a better erection?

Erectile Dysfunction: I would hope at age 26 you do not have damage or disease interfering with your erectile function. The drug, viagra, (sildenafil) is a very effective choice for men with disease of erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How does viagra (sildenafil) help an erection problem?

How does viagra (sildenafil) help an erection problem?

Erectile Function...: Viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) and Cialis are drugs that mimic a hormone produced in the veins at the base of the penis that cause venous constriction. This is the natural way that erections occur. The arteries can pump blood into the tissue but less blood can be released due to the veins being constricted.

It is a fairly simple and wonderful gift men have in our generation. ...Read more

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When on viagra (sildenafil) do you keep an erection after ejaculation?

Variable: Some men do for a few seconds to minutes, others do not. Remember what the tv commercials say, "seek immediate medical attention for an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours". ...Read more

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How can you keep a solid erection without taking viagra (sildenafil) etc?

Healthy living: Avoid smoking, maintain low cholesterol and exercise regularly. These behavioral habits will help to prevent erectile dysfunction (ed) and in some cases even reverse early ed. Early ed is when a full erection can be achieved but there I some difficulty maintaining it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 80 year old get an erection without viagra (sildenafil)?

Age and Erections: Yes, of course. Unless there is damage, other illnesses or medication interference one can experience sexual functions at all ages.

Do you have a different story? Concern? ...Read more

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I DON'T TAKE ANY PILLS I DON'T TAKE VIAGRA WHY DO I WAKE UP WITH PAINFUL ERECTIONS?

I DON'T TAKE ANY PILLS I DON'T TAKE VIAGRA WHY DO I WAKE UP WITH PAINFUL ERECTIONS?

On a scale of 1-10: How painful are your erections. Early morning erections are normal at your age. If pain is severe, I suggest a urology consultation. Additionally, if you have been having aggressive intercourse, you may have a penile injury. ...Read more

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How to improve erections without constantly depending on viagra/cialis? Any long term solution?

How to improve erections without constantly depending on viagra/cialis? Any long term solution?

Here are some...: How much or often you can have sex depends on how much your functional reserve may have reflecting your current health state and age. There is no magic to restore but give yourself a best possible opportunity to restore the needed energy and ability. How? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter05.html & to articles listed on http://formefirst. Com/eBlogList. Html; thereby your gain insight on how-to ...Read more

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I can't get erection for 20min after right after ejaculation? Should I use viagra (sildenafil)?

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Refractory period: What you're describing is your refractory period. It's that time immediately after ejaculation during which men can't gain an erection. This is not considered erectile dysfunction. Viagra (sildenafil) & its competitors would not be of any benefit in this situation. Not to rain on your parade, but as men age, our refractory period increases in duration. Check http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/refractory_period_ (sex). ...Read more

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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


Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more