December 5, 2013

Don't Blame the Blue Pill

1 Thousands of Men Treated Yearly for Priapism

Thousands of men are treated for priapism, a painful condition in which an erection lasts too long and may permanently harm the penis, finds a new study. While the condition is not “a massive problem,” according to Dr. Daniel Stern, chief resident, urology, Northwestern University, it is “more common than we thought” with an estimated 10,000 cases seen annually. Viagra and other impotence pills, despite their warnings of four-hour erections, are not often responsible. Instead, sickle cell disease, in which red blood cells become deformed and may cause blood in the penis to thicken and not be able to drain; injections for impotence or no apparent cause at all may be to blame. Priapism is treatable by flushing out the stagnant blood and, as one might expect, the treatment is not pleasant.

More at Http://consumer.healthday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: FDA Approves New Erectile Dysfunction Drug

Tags: Erectile Dysfunction, Impotency, Northwestern University, Sickle Cell Anemia, Viagra, Priapism, Potency Pills, Dr. Daniel Stern

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