Painful Erection Treatment
Treatment for priapism may include compression of the penis, oral medications, medication injections, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, narcotic pain medications, and surgery.
Treatment for priapism includes:
- Intravenous fluids
- Compression of the penis for priapism
- Oral medication for priapism:
- Medication injections for priapism:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- For short term use only
- Surgery for priapism
Painful Erection Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of priapism.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Do I need surgery?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having priapism again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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