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  • How old am I:
  • 64
  • Where am I from:
  • Israeli
  • I speak:
  • Italian
  • I like to drink:
  • Cider
  • Hobbies:
  • Listening to music

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If you have a penis, then you know it has a tendency to be a little, uh, temperamental sometimes. When you want it to stay hard during sexual activity, it goes soft.

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The medical name for having an erection that will not go down is priapism. It happens when the blood that fills the penis to make it erect gets trapped and cannot flow back out again.

Priapism can cause severe pain. A prolonged erection can damage the penis and could cause permanent problems in getting an erection.

How does an erection occur?

Therefore, it's important that priapism is treated quickly. The cause of priapism is often unknown. It can be due to nerve damage or a side effect of some medicines, such as those for erectile dysfunction impotence.

It can also be caused by conditions that affect the blood, such as sickle cell disease or leukaemia, or by an injury to the penis or genital area. If the priapism is caused by an underlying condition, this will need to be treated. Surgery may be necessary to prevent permanent damage.

last reviewed: 18 November Next review due: 18 November Home Common health questions Men's health Back to Men's health. What should I do if my erection will not go down?

If it's been less than 4 hours, the following tips may help: gentle exercise, such as jogging or using an exercise bike, may help your erection go down having a warm bath may also benefit, as can having a pee. What causes priapism?

Alcohol and some illegal drugs can also cause priapism. Will I need treatment?

Treatment for priapism may involve taking medicine or draining blood from the penis. Further information Why can I not get and keep an erection?

Penis size Male sexual problems last reviewed: 18 November Next review due: 18 November

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