Priapism!!! - page 2

I saw something interesting for the first time today... We had a 34 y/o male present to the ED with an erection lasting greater than 24 hours, in a great deal of pain (the writhing and sweating... Read More

  1. by   plumrn
    I had a pt in his 60's,(looked older), who had priapism.This was
    yrs ago so I don't remember all the details, but I do remember we had a pedi b/p cuff at the base of his penis and we would inflate it every 15 mins to a certain pressure,then deflate it. We also applied ice I think.It eventually worked.Seems like there was something to do with amyl nitrate also..kind of fuzzy memory on that.This man laid there like he was asleep,never talking ( too embarassed), and I remember an odd thing; he had several family members stay with him and it was so strange to walk in there with all the relatives looking on,pull the covers back discreetly and do our thing, as they all looked on.
  2. by   GolfNut
    Wow these are scary stories....lol......glad not to be aflicted with ED
  3. by   claybob
    plumrn - when you say you pulled the covers back discreetly did you mean the family couldn't actually see the "problem"?
  4. by   suzy253
    Quote from claybob
    plumrn - when you say you pulled the covers back discreetly did you mean the family couldn't actually see the "problem"?

    FYI--this posting was in 2001!
  5. by   09S=BSN
    Nothing like an old thread resurrection.

    That said, I wonder, has anyone ever tried marathon sex as a cure? Think about it, normally it deflates after wards, at least a little. I know if I ever had it, I would sure try THAT solution!

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