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How can we Diagnose Priapism?

Priapism is diagnosed with the help of detailed medical history and physical examination.


Priapism can be diagnosed with the help of detailed medical history and physical examination.

The doctor should ascertain the duration of normal erections and if there has been associated trauma.

It is also important to check the rectum and the abdomen for evidence of unusual cancers and to rule out the other causes of priapism.

It is important to obtain a blood-gas measurement of the blood from the penis. This provides a clue as to how long the condition has been present and how much damage has occurred. A small needle is placed in the penis; some of the blood is aspirated and then sent to a lab for determination of blood gases. This will also help categorize whether the cause of the priapism is low-flow or high-flow.

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Comments

mohammad51 Tuesday, May 3, 2011

well I read there , but let me explain my case, it is something is bitter, my sexual organ still all the night stand, but not desire to do six,and I havn't symptom of prostat or any urinary tract infection, no one has suggested me the treatment, the case is about to 2006 still yet, one doctor advises me to get marriage , but it is not so, my age about 60 years, this had done only thoough the night, and I suffer the pain since that date

Jis_l Sunday, July 22, 2012

This is a rare disorder that my husband has with no curte for it as yet and treatments are questionable. There is a current study running by doctor Xia in Houston [ you can look this up], she suggests treatment that is also being used on the bubbl-boy syndrome which is an injection in the penis which I don't know is desirable by males! There are some suggestions of sleeping tablets,relaxants..that can help for the time being, even codein i think it is (codral) helps. Good luck.

Lissa Monday, October 5, 2009

my husband fell and landed on his penis, causing priaprism, after 4 flushes and no relief and kidneys failing, he came home scared, that same day i took him back to hospital and was sent back home to call an make an appointment with urologist, days past til appointment time, after seeing the urologist he noticed that the penis had gotten black then referred him to another hospital for surgery in a day or two(his words not mine) After getting there the new urologist saw there was an imediate need for surgery, the end result was he lost his penis due to gaingreen with a penectomy. We never knew how serious this priaprism was and didn't know what it even was..Don't be mistaken this is serious and can be detramental to any man...

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