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Nicked head of penis, continuous bleeding. What to do?

I am an 18 year old male, I weigh 160 pounds, and am a frequent runner. Recently while shaving, I nicked the head of my penis carelessly with a razor, and excessive bleeding ensued. The bleeding has not stopped for about 20 minutes now. I have no history of hemophilia or diabetes. Is this normal for a cut in such a location?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Hello, thanks for the query.
If bleeding from a soft point it take some more time to stop than ordinary bleeding.
You know that penile region is a such soft area so about this need not to worry.
If your's height is 6 ft than your's weight is correct but ht is less i.5'8" than little bit weight is more, that is the point of trouble , so if possible reduce your wt.
You are a frequent runner , but as you are very young so become a regular runner ant that would be best for you.
Unnecessarily don't bother about hemophilia or diabetes.
Live a normal life , if any disease that will come out automatically so think =ve.
Have a good life , best of luck. Dr. HET.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Penis is a very vascular structure and any nick there can result in prolonged bleeding.
If you don't have any bleeding disorder or diabetes,then nothing is to be worried.
Just apply continuous pressure with thumb and index finger, at the nick site,for few minutes and bleeding shall stop.
You may even apply ice locally to stop the bleeding.
There is nothing to worry as it shall be all right soon with these home care methods.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Penis is one of the most highly vascular organs in the body.
The very mechanism of erection is vascular engorgement...
Hence prolonged or profuse bleeding is usual...
Nothing to worry / if it is not controlled still, you may need investigation for bleeding diathesis...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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