I have been suffering from prolonged painless erection almost 2 years now. Gradually the erection time and hardness increased. Last one year I get erection every night that lasts hours until I get up. Urination or simply standing for few minutes softens it most often. Regardless how many times I had intercourse/masturbation
before sleeping, I get same erection and hardness that I never used to get before this problem has started. The erection is always non-sexual, no associated urge for sex. I am gradually losing penile sensation and pleasure during ejaculation. Now, sometimes I cannot tell if the penis is erected without touching it. Erection is more likely when I am in the bed, sleeping or simply lying. Only medicine I take regularly is Lipitor for cholesterol
I am diagnosed with cervical stenosis and spondilosys in C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 levels, almost the same time this problem first began. I have mild neck pain
and occasionally I get numbness or tingling in my hands and fingers during sleep. Took physical therapy
for that, the problem is moderate.
I also have long standing problem with weak stream of urination and voiding bladder. My normal residual volume is 165 cc. I am diagnosed with bladder neck stricture but the doctor deferred surgery due to side effect of retrograde ejaculation
. I have been living with this condition 20 years now. I urinate frequently, that's the only problem I face so far.
I visited both urologist
and orthopedic specialists for this prolonged erection problem. The orthopedic surgeons, and urologists ruled out this being caused by any spinal cord
problem. I have MRI of whole spine.
The urologists I visited ruled out that this being caused by my problem with voiding bladder.
The sickel cell disease test came back negative. Sudafed, which supposed to dilate the blood vessels, did not help. Except one doctor, others have never heard of this kind of condition.
Is there any treatment option that I can try?
What is the prognosis of this condition if I left it untreated?
Could it be caused by bladder neck stricture?