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Why is it painful to have an erection that lasts for a long time?

Why is it painful to have an erection that lasts for a long time?

3 hours: An erection is essentially trapped blood in a confined space. If the blood is trapped too long, it can no longer provide oxygen to the penile tissue and results in ischemia, strangulation of tissue. This is painful. Typically, an erection lasting longer than 4 hours is considered critical for permanent damage to the penis. ...Read more

Erection (Definition)

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


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Is it really dangerous to have an erection that lasts for hours?

Is it really dangerous to have an erection that lasts for hours?

Yes: This is known as priapism and is dangerous for the penis. Any erection that lasts for more than 3 to 4 hours must be immediately evaluated as this can lead to scarring in the penis and cause future erectile dysfunction and curvature to the penis. It generally has to be treated with a penile injection of medications to resolve the erection. ...Read more

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Why does it take a long time to have an orgasm?

Why does it take a long time to have an orgasm?

Variable: This varies by individual, amount of foreplay, mood, and level of excitement, and how much you and your partner are 'into it.' try varying your technique, adding some erotica, or every once in a while just go for a spontaneous 'quickie' to change things up. The best thing is to not 'worry' about the timing, just enjoy. Worry leads to stress and this can lead to performance issues. ...Read more

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Is it worrisome for a middle-aged man to have an orgasm without ejaculation? First time ever.

Is it worrisome for a middle-aged man to have an orgasm without ejaculation?  First time ever.

Retrograde ejaculate: This can happen for a variety of reasons. The semen often is ejaculated into the bladder rather than out the end of the penis. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely essential to see a doctor if my erection lasts for hours?

Yes: If you have erection that lasts for more than 4 hours, you need to see a urologist or go the local emergency room. This is called priapism and can lead to future erectile dysfunction and penile curvature. This should be handled very quickly to prevent future complications with erections and penile scarring. ...Read more

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Is masturbation bad for someone if they do it for a long time?

Is masturbation bad for someone if they do it for a long time?

No: First, substitute self sex for masturbation and thus remove the cultural taboo attached to the word. If you can, you may be able to realistically look at this as just another form of sex. Is sex bad ? It certainly could be if it hurts people or spreads disease. If you look at that aspect, it doesn't. There are many myths associated with it, but it is harmless. ...Read more

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How unsafe is it to have a migraine for this long?

How unsafe is it to have a migraine for this long?

How long?: Really not sure what is occurring with your migraine, but generically, have seen a migraine last sometimes 2-3 days, and rarely up to 7-10 days. This usually is a pattern to herald chronic daily headaches, and therefore needs rapid intervention to break up. However, once under control, patient does quite well. ...Read more

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If geographic tongue is a lifelong condition, can there be fairly long periods when you don't have it or does it always persist for life?

If geographic tongue is a lifelong condition, can there be fairly long periods when you don't have it or does it always persist for life?

Sometimes- B12, Zinc: Geographic tongue is not necessarily a lifelong condition- it can often disappear. There is no single cause- it can have genetic tendencies, be caused by food sensitivities, toxins or imbalances of intestinal flora. Many find that vitamin B12 or zinc help. There is no guarantee these will help but they are safe to try-see http://collectivewizdom.Com/geographictongue-top10causesandcures.Html. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get tired often even when you slept for a long time?

Not really: A number of conditions can cause this. One is youth! And growing spurts! But mention to your doctor and get checked for the other things too numerous to elucidate here ...Read more

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Toddler has rare erection that lasts less than a minute and is not painful. Does this need a specialist or will the child out grow this maybe?

Normal : Erections are known to occur in normal kids at any age including the newborn period. It is viewed as a curiosity of nature rather than anything worrisome. Discuss the issue with your babies doctor at a routine visit if you wish. ...Read more

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Every time i seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, i know i'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Every time i seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, i know i'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Don't think so.: Scarring is a nl phenomen. Some people scar more than others. If wounds become infected they tend to scar more. If you become cut, wash the wound with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment and keep it covered. Do this daily until the wound has healed. ...Read more

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I know geographic tongue is a chronic condition, but can it go away for long periods of time? Or is it usually a permanent thing?

I know geographic tongue is a chronic condition, but can it go away for long periods of time? Or is it usually a permanent thing?

May come and go: Although geographic tongue is chronic, the answer is yes that it can go through periods where it is less apparent or not as pronounced. It varies from person to person but you may find that certain spices or foods increase in activity. Observe how your tongue architecture may change after meals o see if you notice a pattern. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have been wanting to say something to therapist and doctor for a long time but each time I can't, is it acceptable to write or is this too weird ?

Have been wanting to say something to therapist and doctor for a long time but each time I can't, is it acceptable to write or is this too weird ?

No, Not Weird.Honest: This is the age of e-mail and it shouldn't hurt to ask if you can send them something that way.That may start a meaningful conversation. If you don't have e-mail then you could use handwriting and take it or send it to the doctor and therapist.It's too bad you don't feel comfortable talking face to face,but that happens.The important thing is to settle whatever issues you have. With anyone, really ...Read more

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Why is it painful to have an erection that lasts for a long time?

3 hours: An erection is essentially trapped blood in a confined space. If the blood is trapped too long, it can no longer provide oxygen to the penile tissue and results in ischemia, strangulation of tissue. This is painful. Typically, an erection lasting longer than 4 hours is considered critical for permanent damage to the penis. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, i have a painful hydrocele. Before this my sexual performance lasted longer unlike today. Does hydrocele affect length of erection time?

Hi Doc, i have a painful hydrocele. Before this my sexual performance lasted longer unlike today. Does hydrocele affect length of erection time?

Here are some...: Hydrocele is usually painless. So, being painful should alert if active inflammation occurs inside which may cause pain itself or accelerate fluid production leading to high pressure. All these would not affect erection except pain during coitus may induce distraction which may subside erection. Besides, a huge hydrocele may deceptively make penis look shorter; in reality, its length is unchanged. ...Read more

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Why didn't my erection last long.During intercourse? It was my first time

Was it long enough?: At your age this is very likely not a problem with your genitals and most likely related to psychosocial or other factors (etoh or meds) ? ...Read more

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Hi. My age is 26. Recently i start having sex with my girlfriend. I cannot last long and not having good erection . I was virgin& it is my first time?

Hi. My age is 26. Recently i start having sex with my girlfriend. I cannot last long and not having good erection . I was virgin& it is my first time?

Not uncommon: Anxiety about performance, what she will think of you whether or not it is her first sexual experience, pregnancy (you report unprotected sex), unlikely to go well first time, especially if you were both virgins. Don't believe novels or movies. Need to be open ; honest with your partner. Need protection, unless you plan to become a father. It will be better next time. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am married my age is 26.I have low sperm count.My erection also isn't last for long time. Now I am taking himalayan speman tablet.Is it good?

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I am married my age is 26.I have low sperm count.My erection also isn't last for long time. Now I am taking himalayan speman tablet.Is it good?

See an endocrine doc: It is unusual for your age and you should consult an endocrinologist to find out what may be the cause for your problems. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Can prolonged erections be painful?

Priapism=not good: Prolonged erection that is unrelated to stimulation and is unrelieved by ejaculation =priapism which is painful and is considered an emergency. If not treated, which can lead to tissue death and thus injury to the penis and functional recovery may be in jeopardy. So if this is troubling u, call doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my erection last longer?

What can I do to make my erection last longer?

Find the cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Some prescription medications can help. ...Read more

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How can you get more erections that last longer?

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Here are some...: Hi! Haramdarh, The ability to initiate, maintain, & sustain erection to complete the course of masturbation or intercourse to orgasm evolves and changes with variable pace among all men along their path of life. depending on genetic factors and accumulated lifestyle. The answer to your Q can not be done in a 400-letter space. So, go to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html ...Read more

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What medication makes an erection harder and last longer?

Viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, : And Levitra (vardenafil) are all prescription medications for erectile dysfunction, not to make an erection harder or last longer in a normal male. The rest of the stuff sold otc, in stores, tv, internet, etc. Is all junk and won't help you, and could potentially harm you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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My erection only lasts about 30mins. What can I take to make it last longer?

Not to bad: At this most basic level, an erection is considered to be normal if a man is able to maintain his erection sufficiently long to engage in satisfying intercourse and the subsequent ejaculation. The length of time a man might stay continuously erect can vary the average is about 30 - 45 minutes. Of course the duration of erections vary greatly. ...Read more

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Are there foods that make it more likely i'll have an erection for a dangerously long time?

No: There are no normal foods products that is more likely to cause a prolonged erection. This is called priapism. There are certain medicaions and disease states, however, that can cause priapism. ...Read more

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I'm 17, i'm very fit and healthy, but my erection hasn't been as hard as it used to, and it doesn't last as long as it use to? What's going on?

I'm 17, i'm very fit and healthy, but my erection hasn't been as hard as it used to, and it doesn't last as long as it use to? What's going on?

Unrealistic expectat: Young people often have unrealistic expectations as for as penis is concerned! it is not an electric motor, to turn on full speed and keep going at full speed at all times! it is quite normal for erections to be of variable intensity and duration.It depends upon a lot of mental and physical factors. Please donot dwell on your penis, it is just fine. ...Read more

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I have a weaker erection than i had before. And i can't keep it erected for a long time like i also can before. Is this a cause of overmsturbation?

Possibly: If you are masturbating, say, a dozen times in a day (in other words very frequently), then yes, after you have cum a few times and start again, each successive erection will become weaker. It takes a while to recuperate your vigor. If you are having weak erections that are not related to very frequent masturbation, go talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can i get ED at 20.I do get erections but it takes time and are not for long and complete.Moring erections are not usual and completely erect either.

Can i get ED at 20.I do get erections but it takes time and are not for long and complete.Moring erections are not usual and completely erect either.

It can happen: You're young to have ed, but it can happen at any age. Probably the most common causes in a young man--assuming you're not taking medications that cause ed such as antidepressants--are depression or anxiety. If you don't think that's the issue, you could get a testosterone level checked. This is something you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Bf is 37 I'm concern he can not last long having an erection he finishes really fast he was never an active man when younger and 1 a day if lucKY help?

Bf is 37 I'm concern he can not last long having an erection he finishes really fast he was never an active man when younger and 1 a day if lucKY help?

Lasting longer: can be a complicated issue. If he is getting erections and climaxing quickly, he is not physically able to get an erection again for a while. this is normal. If you are frustrated because he comes so quickly, that is an issue for both of you to work out. The level of desire and the speed to orgasm are rarely the same in any couple. ...Read more

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I think I have ed. I'm 23. 5'6. Roughly 154 lbs . Non habitual smoker. Weekend drinker. Been with my girlfriend for 5 years. Never been manyproblems in the bed until recently. I don't last as long and have as strong erection? what do I do now??

I think I have ed.
I'm 23. 5'6. Roughly 154 lbs . Non habitual smoker. Weekend drinker. 
Been with my girlfriend for 5 years. Never been manyproblems in the bed until
 recently.  I don't last as long and have as strong erection? what do I do now??

Talk to your doctor.: Most men - seriously - have some difficulty getting and/or sustaining an erection strong enough for intercourse from time to time. Even young men! If you are having regular spontaneous erections in the morning, things are likely okay. You may be tired, stressed - or you may have developed some "performance anxiety!" You can worry so much about it that you worry the erections away! Call your doc. ...Read more

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