Common "Priapism" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Priapism is an erection that does occur without any sexual stimuli and is painful, persistent, lasting for more than four hours. It occurs in men in the age group of 5 to 10 and 20 to 50. Sickle cell anemia, spinal trauma, trauma to the genitals, carbon monoxide poisoning, marijuana and cocaine drug addiction, black widow spider bites, and intake of medications like Desyrel and Thorazine result in priapism.

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I have sharp burning pain on my penis during an erection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, For a few days, I had a painful erection on the right side only. Pain seems to get worse if the penis is pushed in towards the pelvis. No trauma or bend nor has the penis ever had a bend, no bruising noticeable, and no kegel pain. A urinalysis came back clean at GP. When flaccid, it c...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a painful erection on the right only for the last few days. Pain is aggravated while the penis is pushing towards the pelvis. Such a painful erection may result from blood flo...  Read Full »

I have irritation in the penis after masturbation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. For the past four years, I have burning irritation in the middle portion of my penis after masturbation. The irritation gets relieved to some extent after I urinate. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Penile pain occurs due to infections or inflammation of the bladder or prostate. Trauma, persistent erection (priapism), cancers, and Peyronie's disease (the development of scar tissue within the penis) are the other causes. Sickle cell anemia may cause priapism due to ...  Read Full »

I get prolonged morning erection with increased frequency of stools. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For some time now, when I wake up in the morning with an erection, I do stool frequently and after a while I has pain in my penile area. The erection is usually prolonged. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Morning erection is normal and it usually subsides as you go to the toilet. I need to ask you a few questions to clarify. How prolong is your erection? Frequency of stool is it all time? How many times in the day? Do you have any urinary complains? Do you have urethral ...  Read Full »

I have priapism for a year. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I have a problem of priapism or prolonged erection at night since more than a year. During the day I find many people staring at me directly or indirectly, and this creates tension or pressure on my mind. I try to be normal as much as possible, but due to intru...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. I think you are suffering from stuttering priapism. I have some questions for you, answering which will help me to recommend better treatment options for you. For how much time does your penis stay in an erect state in the morning after you wake up...  Read Full »

I am unable to maintain my erection for a longer time. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and I am a healthy man, but I cannot get my erection to last longer. I am planning to use Sildenafil but getting fear of priapism. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you cannot maintain an erection for long it is called premature ejaculation. There are many reasons for premature ejaculation such as stressful work, night duties, and twenty-four-hour jobs. Diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue affect...  Read Full »

Does Megalis 10 mg cause priapism?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. Does tablet Megalis 10 mg give priapism? Will it show any harsh side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Tirumala Setty Praneeth

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The drug in that tablet is Tadalafil. It is used in erectile dysfunction (impotence), enlarged prostate gland, sometimes in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Priapism is considered rare during this treatment. Some significant side effects are dizziness, confusion, fainti...  Read Full »

What is the cause to have recurrent erections without any sexual stimulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having recurrent erections without any sexual stimulation and my penis does not completely go down or relax. It gets hard on its own and it does not go down on its own. It started with a series of full erections but got reduced now. But it has not returned to normal. I want to know ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are able to consult a urologist with a sonography device and Doppler function, the doctor needs to have a close look at the blood vessels of the penis. If there is stenosis or microembolism, it can cause these strange symptoms of partial and transient priapism wi...  Read Full »

Please explain whether Viagra will cause priapism and low libido.

Query: I read an article online that made me worried. 10 years ago I took a viagra tablet from a night club machine. I have had no problrms since. I keep reading about priapism as a potential long term side effect ( I presume this didnt happen to me i just cant remember) Would I know if i had caused any da...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Thanks for the query Viagra is SILDENAFIL which is chemically a Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor. This cause dilatation of arteries specifically in penis and lungs. Side effect is visual halos, blood pressure dropping and headache. This medicine is also used in Pulmonary Hypertension. Once serious s...  Read Full »

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