Penile Fracture Overview
What is a penile fracture?
A man with a penile fracture has ruptured the tissue that fills with blood during an erection. A penile fracture occurs when force is applied to the penis while it is erect.
What are the symptoms of a penile fracture?
Symptoms of a penile fracture includes the sudden onset of sharp penile pain and penile swelling. The penis suddenly becomes deformed.
How does the doctor treat a penile fracture?
Treatment for a penile fracture includes cold compresses, narcotic pain medication, and surgery to repair the damaged tissue.
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