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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for priapism

I had to go to the ER this weekend because of an erection that lasted 22 hours. They had to put a bunch of needles in me to remove the blood that had built up. I returned to the ER yesterday because my shaft and head have turned black. The med on duty said this was normal due to the emergency treatment performed. Is this normal and what else should i expect in regards to symptoms after treatment for Priapism?
Mon, 21 Sep 2015
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Urologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, let me assure you that, the color changes you're seeing, are quite normal after treatment of priapism.
You could've reported to ER much earlier. The discoloration is due to the congestion and blood clots, that had collected inside.
One complication that may occur after treatment, is erectile dysfunction.
I'm sure the ER doctor may have told you that. The black color you describe, is difficult to make out. You should see an Urologist for that.
You can send a photo of the penis to me, for an expert opinion.
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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