Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Penis Fracture Overview

Another name for Penis Fracture is Penile Fracture.

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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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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