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Painfull Errection
Painfull Errection
Painful Erection?
What is Painful Erection?

The Painfull errection or priapism, a persistent and usually painful erection that isn’t caused by sexual stimulation or arousal. Other concerns may include an ejaculation – the inability to ejaculate – premature ejaculation, when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm. .

What are the Causes behind the painful erection?
  • Unprotected Sex- You may contract a sexually transmitted infection if you have unprotected sex.
  • Aggressive or Acrobatic sex or masturbation- If your penis is bent suddenly or forcefully while erect, the trauma may cause a penis fracture.
  • Heart Disease and Diabetes- Restricted blood flow caused by diabetes and atherosclerosis hardening of the arteries – can cause erectile dysfunction.
  • Smoking- Smoking doubles your risk of erectile functions.
  • Hormone levels- Hormone imbalances, such as testosterone deficiency or too much of the hormone prolactin, can cause erectile dysfunction.
  • Psychological problems – Depression can cause a loss of libido. Trauma- such as child abuse, relationship difficulties and body image issues – & guilt can lead to pain associated with sex.
  • Neurological conditions – Stroke, spinal cord and back injuries, multiple sclerosis and dementia can affect the transfer of nerve impulses from the brain to the penis , cause erectile dysfunction.
  • Getting Older- Testosterone levels decline normally as you age.
What are the Treatments for painful erection?

TThe pain will be treated once the cause has been found .Treatments may include- 

Infection-Infection is generally treated with the help of medication. In some cases the doctor may suggest you to go for the circumcision. 

Priapism-This condition can be treated with the help of medication and sometimes surgery is required.

You can take steps to protect your penis health and overall health. For example-

  • Be sexually responsible.
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Stay physically active.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Pay attention to your mental health.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink & don’t use drugs.
  • Know your medication- Discuss medications use and possible side effects with your doctor.

Regular examining your penis can give you greater awareness of the condition of your penis & help you detect change. Regular checkups can also help ensure the problems affecting your penis are diagnosed as soon as possible.

Sexual Counselling

Doctor knows that the couples are often unable to discuss their difficulties together, and will help you to do so. Everything you say will be treated in confidence. Doctor with individual (whether married or unmarried) or couples in a way that will allow you to comfortably discuss these subjects so that doctor can work on finding solutions. Sexual counseling sessions is totally confidential.

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