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  Priapism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Priapism (Greek πριαπισμός, the erection) is a painful and potentially harmful medical condition in which the erect penis (erection) does not return to its flaccid state (despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation) within four hours.
Priapism may be associated with prolonged sexual activity, leukaemia, Fabry's disease, haematological disorders (such as sickle-cell disease), cerebrospinal disease (such as syphilis), genital infection, some spinal injuries, or inflammation (Beers and Berkow, 1999).
Priapism is often present in spinal injuries or trauma to the spinal cord.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Priapism   (549 words)

Priapism is the occurrence of any persistent erection for more than four hours duration in the absence of sexual stimulation.
Priapism is named after Priapus, the Greek god of fertility, and the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Once priapism and its source have been identified, it is categorized into two major types: low-flow priapism or ischemic, which means that little or no blood flow is getting to the penis and this lack can cause damage; or high-flow priapism, which is the result of trauma to the penis.
www.webmd.com /content/article/3/1680_50136.htm   (1621 words)

 Sexual Medicine Program - Miscellaneous Topics
Priapism is defined as a prolonged erection developing in the absence of sexual stimulation and unrelieved by ejaculation.
Venocclusive priapism may result from paralysis (prolonged relaxation) of the erectile smooth muscle (generally due to drugs or toxins) or from sludging of blood (due to blood disorders) with subsequent prevention of venous drainage.
Sickle cell disease is the commonest cause of priapism in the pediatric and adolescent populations.
www.cornellurology.com /cornell/sexualmedicine/misc/priapism.shtml   (652 words)

 Priapism | AHealthyMe.com
Priapism is a rare condition that causes a persistent, and often painful, penile erection.
Priapism is drug induced, injury related, or caused by disease, not sexual desire.
Priapism is caused by leukemia, sickle cell disease, or spinal cord injury.
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Priapism is usually low flow and fibrosis is often present making treatment less satisfactory and impotence a common sequela.
The onset of priapism is frightening, embarrassing, and often associated with guilt.
Priapism as a complication of sickle cell disease.
www.scinfo.org /priapism.htm   (1206 words)

 Priapism-Department Of Urology and Renal Transplantation - Health Info
Other rare causes of priapism in childhood include trauma, wither to the penis or to the area underneath the penis known as the perineum.
In adults, priapism either has a known cause or an unknown cause, in which case it is idiopathic, or has no identifiable cause.
Once the blood-gas measurement has been performed and priapism is determined to be ischemic, or that in fact the penis has very poor blood flow, then the old blood is evaluated by aspirating through a small needle placed directly in a corporal body.
www.medindia.net /urology/patientinfo/priapism.html   (916 words)

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Priapism is not associated with sexual excitement, at least not initially, and the erection does not subside after ejaculation.
Most cases of priapism are clustered between two age groups: between the ages of five to ten and twenty to fifty years.
Other rare causes of priapism in childhood include trauma, either to the penis or to the area underneath the penis known as the perineum.
www.punjabkesari.com /health/Priapism.htm   (784 words)

 Article : Post-Traumatic High-Flow Priapism Treated by Transarterial Embolisation — A Case Report ; Author : N K ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
High flow priapism is an uncommon entity, usually secondary to blunt or penetrating trauma to the perineum.
Priapism is persistent erection caused by imbalance between arterial inflow and venous outflow [1,2].
In contrast, high flow priapism is due to increased arterial inflow caused by trauma to the cavernosal artery or to its helicine branches.
www.ijri.org /articles/archives/2002-12-2/genitourinary_257.htm   (1339 words)

 Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Because low-flow priapism requires immediate treatment in contrast to high-flow priapism, penile aspiration is the first diagnostic and therapeutic tool to determine subsequent therapy and decrease intracorporeal pressure, respectively.
Priapism could recur in our patient because recurrent or stutter priapism, a form of ischemic priapism in which the patient experiences frequent prolonged episodes of priapism, has been reported as a consequence of the first occurrence of priapism with no other identifiable risk factors.
Priapism is defined as a state of prolonged penile erection present even in the absence of sexual desire or stimulation.
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Priapism is a persistent, usually painful, erection that lasts for more than four hours and occurs without sexual stimulation.
It is the result of a ruptured artery from an injury to the penis or the perineum (area between the scrotum and anus), which prevents blood in the penis from circulating normally.
Intracavernous injection: Used for low-flow priapism, during this treatment drugs known as alpha-agonists are injected into the penis that cause the veins to narrow reducing blood flow to the penis causing the swelling to subside.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/2900/2908.asp   (768 words)

 Priapism : Priapism Diagnosis
The diagnosis of Priapism is not that difficult (a painful long-lasting erection not accompanied by sexual stimulation) and is usually established upon a routine external check-up performed by a sexologist, urologist or andrologist.
Priapism might be caused by some other serious internal condition, so after your doctor helps you with Priapism, it is advisable to undergo a complete check-up.
Untreated Priapism may result in fibrosis of the erectile tissue, which means that due to the prolonged inflammation, the normal, healthy tissue of the penis shaft gets replaced by scar tissue.
www.mediprimer.com /Urology/priapism/10.html   (290 words)

Definition: Priapism is a persistent, unwanted erection of the penis.
Repeated episodes of this type of priapism are common and occur in up to 40% of patients.
Specific causes of priapism in patients with sickle cell anemia are unknown.
www.doh.wa.gov /EHSPHL/PHL/Newborn/priapism.htm   (616 words)

The second major cause of priapism is certain medical conditions and diseases - generally, any that cause the blood to thicken, or cause red blood cells to lose their flexibility and mobility.
Priapism is a urologic disorder and medical emergency with a variety of known etiologies including the use of psychotropic medications.
The specific mechanisms that precipitate attacks of acute priapism in patients with sickle cell disease are unknown.
www.penis-enlargement-dr.com /priapism.htm   (1138 words)

 Priapism: Penile and Testicular Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Priapism is a painful, persistent erection unaccompanied by sexual desire or excitement.
Priapism probably results from abnormalities of the blood vessels and nerves that cause blood to become trapped in the erectile tissue (corpora cavernosa) of the penis.
In most cases, priapism is caused by drugs taken by mouth or injected into the penis to cause erection.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec21/ch238/ch238e.html   (281 words)

Priapism is a persistent erection, usually painful, that is not necessarily associated with stimulation or sexual desire.
Although controversy exists over the way in which priapism occurs, a widely accepted view is that priapism results from injury or damage to the mechanism that produces detumescence of the penis.
In cases in which priapism is related to an injection used to treat impotence, alternative therapy should be used in future.
www.tiscali.co.uk /lifestyle/healthfitness/health_advice/netdoctor/archive/000309.html   (703 words)

 HerbChina2000.com - Herbal Remedies - Priapism
Priapism may start after prolonged sexual activity, although this is not believed to cause priapism by itself.
Less commonly, priapism occurs when so much blood flows into the penis, often through a damaged blood vessel, that it cannot drain from the penis, even by veins that function properly.
Sickle cell anemia: Some adult cases of priapism are the result of sickle-cell disease and approximately 42% of all adults with sickle-cell will eventually develop priapism.
www.herbchina2000.com /therapies/SPR.shtml   (972 words)

Priapism is a persistent erection that is not caused by sexual desire or sexual stimulation.
It’s believed that priapism is the result of problems with the nerves and blood vessels in the penis, which trap too much blood in the peniserectile tissue, the corpora cavernosa.
Sometimes, the cause of priapism isn’t certain, but in many cases, it can be seen as a possible side effect of prescription medications, or illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine.
www.mydr.com.au /?article=3697   (588 words)

 HealingWell.com Content: Evaluation of treatment in ischemic priapism: Surgical intervention and cost effectiveness
ETIOLOGY AND INCIDENCE Priapism is defined as a pathologic condition of penile erection that persists beyond or is unrelated to sexual stimulation.
The natural history of ischemic priapism is variable, with some patients experiencing spontaneous resolution within a few hours of onset.
Priapism associated with concurrent use of phosphodiesterase inhibitor drugs and intercavernous injection therapy.
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 eMedicine - Priapism : Article by Monica Parraga-Marquez, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Priapism must be defined as either a low-flow (ischemic) or a high-flow (nonischemic) type because the causes and treatments for these 2 types are different.
High-flow priapism, in contrast, is the result of uncontrolled arterial inflow from a fistula between the cavernosal artery and the corpus cavernosum.
Patients with priapism that is not responsive to treatment in the ED or those who have priapism of uncertain etiology should see a urologist for further treatment and workup.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1908.htm   (3533 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Penis pain
Priapism, which can cause serious pain, is a persistent, painful erection which does not resolve.
Priapism is a medical emergency, seek care at once.
For priapism, a urinary catheter may be inserted to relieve urine retention, and medications or surgery (occasionally) are recommended if necessary.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003166.htm   (513 words)

 Selective arterial embolization in the treatment of arterial priapism
Arterial or ‘high-flow’ priapism is a rare complication of penile or perineal trauma.
The treatment of priapism has in the past been largely empirical owing to a poor understanding of its aetiology, due in part to its rarity and in part to the diverse nature of the causes.
Low-flow priapism is the more common and is due to persistent reduced venous outflow resulting in pain and local ischaemia.
www.rcsed.ac.uk /journal/vol43_1/4310022.htm   (819 words)

Priapism is a prolonged and often painful erection that lasts more than a few hours, even days.
It is not associated with arousal or desire.
Priapism should not be confused with spontaneous erections.
www.sexdictionary.info /priapism.html   (145 words)

 nih priapism
This is the most common form of priapism in which the patient gets short attacks that subside spontaneously.
Concepts in the surgical treatment of severe priapism in sickle cell disease are currently changing toward a simpler procedure and much earlier intervention.
For incapacitating recurrent priapism, a trial of chronic transfusions for 3 to 6 months is often successful.
www.scinfo.org /nihchp19.htm   (1033 words)

 eMedicine - Priapism : Article by Martin J Carey, MD, MPH, BCh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Priapism also is associated with the use of intracavernosal injections of medications to treat impotence.
Arterial high-flow priapism usually is secondary to a rupture of a cavernous artery and unregulated flow into the lacunar spaces.
Deaths have been reported in patients with sickle cell disease presenting with priapism, but cause of death usually is not related to the priapism per se but to complications from the underlying disease process.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic486.htm   (2580 words)

 Priapism and Erectile Dysfunction
Drugs that may cause priapism include Desyrel, used to treat depression, or Thorazine, used to treat certain mental illnesses.
If you experience priapism, it is important that you seek medical care immediately.
Intracavernous injection: Used for low-flow priapism, during this treatment drugs known as alpha-agonists are injected into the penis.
www.webmd.com /content/article/57/66242.htm   (636 words)

A physical examination is needed to diagnose priapism.
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"Treatment of Intermittent Idiopathic Priapism with Oral Terbutaline." British Journal of Urology 80 (Aug. 1997): 341.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/priapism.jsp   (664 words)

 NGC - NGC Summary
The use of surgical shunts for the treatment of ischemic priapism should be considered only after a trial of intracavernous injection of sympathomimetics has failed.
Surgical management of nonischemic priapism is the option of last resort and should be performed with intraoperative color duplex ultrasonography.
The goal of the management of a patient with recurrent (stuttering) priapism is prevention of future episodes while management of each episode should follow the specific treatment recommendations for ischemic priapism.
www.guideline.gov /summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=3741   (1086 words)

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