Priapism (Penis Disorder) Index

Featured: Priapism (Penis Disorder) Main Article

Priapism is a penis disorder characterized by a prolong unwanted erection of the penis. Medical conditions, trauma, or medications can cause priapism. There are three categories of priapism. ischemic priapisim, non-ischemic priapism, and stuttering priapism. Treatment include medical intervention, medication, and at times, surgery.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Leukemia Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood cells in which the growth and development of the blood cells are abnormal. Strictly...learn more »
      In This Article
      Leukemia Article
      • Leukemia facts*
      • What is leukemia?
      • What are the types of leukemia?
      • Who is at risk for leukemia?
      • What are symptoms of leukemia?
      • How is leukemia diagnosed?
      • How is leukemia treated?
      • How does someone get a second opinion about leukemia treatment?
      • What happens after treatment for leukemia?
      • How important is nutrition and physical activity for leukemia patients?
      • What sort of follow-up care do leukemia patients need?
      • What are some sources of support?
      • What research is being done for leukemia?
      • What resources are available to patients with leukemia?
    • Sexual (Sex) Problems in Men Male sexual dysfunction can be caused by physical or psychological problems. Common sexual problems in men include erectile...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sexual (Sex) Problems in Men Article
      • What are sexual problems in men?
      • What is the physiology of sexual function?
      • How are sexual problems in men diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for sexual problems in men?
      • What are the different types of sexual dysfunction in men?
      • What is low libido?
      • What are the risk factors for low libido?
      • What causes low libido?
      • What are the symptoms of low libido?
      • What is erectile dysfunction?
      • What are the risk factors for erectile dysfunction?
      • What causes erectile dysfunction?
      • What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?
      • What is the treatment for erectile dysfunction?
      • What are nonsurgical treatments for erectile dysfunction?
      • What are surgical treatments for erectile dysfunction?
      • What is premature ejaculation?
      • What causes premature ejaculation?
      • What are the symptoms of premature ejaculation?
      • What is the treatment for premature ejaculation?
      • What is disordered orgasm?
      • What causes disordered orgasm?
      • What is the treatment for disordered orgasm?
      • What are other kinds of sexual dysfunction in men?
      • At what age do men experience sexual dysfunction?
      • What kinds of professionals treat sexual problems in men?
      • Can sexual problems in men be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for sexual problems in men?
    • Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence) Erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) is the failure to achieve or maintain an erection. There are many potential underlying...learn more »
      In This Article
      Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence) Article
      • Erectile dysfunction (impotence) facts
      • What is erectile dysfunction?
      • What is normal penis anatomy?
      • How common is erectile dysfunction?
      • How does erection occur?
      • How is erection sustained?
      • What are the risk factors for erectile dysfunction?
      • What causes erectile dysfunction?
      • How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for erectile dysfunction?
      • What medications are used to treat erectile dysfunction?
      • Oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors
      • Sildenafil (Viagra)
      • Vardenafil (Levitra)
      • Tadalafil (Cialis)
      • Avanafil (Stendra)
      • Intracavernosal injections
      • Intraurethral suppositories
      • How effective is testosterone in treating erectile dysfunction?
      • Can low testosterone level be replaced?
      • Vacuum devices
      • Surgery for erectile dysfunction
      • What about psychological therapy for erectile dysfunction?
      • What will research is being done for erectile dysfunction?
    • Sickle Cell Disease (Sickle Cell Anemia) Sickle cell anemia (sickle cell disease), a blood disease which shortens life expectancy, is cause by an inherited abnormal...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sickle Cell Disease (Sickle Cell Anemia) Article
      • Sickle cell anemia facts
      • What is sickle cell anemia?
      • How is sickle cell anemia inherited?
      • What conditions promote the sickling (distortion) of the red blood cells in sickle cell anemia?
      • How is sickle cell anemia diagnosed?
      • What are the symptoms and treatments of sickle cell anemia?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for patients with sickle cell anemia?
    • Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation When vertebrae are broken or dislocated, the result can cause traumatic injury to the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can have...learn more »
      In This Article
      Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation Article
      • Spinal Cord Injury Facts
      • What is the spinal cord injury?
      • What are the causes of spinal cord injury?
      • What are the symptoms of spinal cord injury?
      • How is a spinal cord injury diagnosed?
      • How is a spinal cord injury treated?
      • What is the outlook for patients with spinal cord injury?
      • Is there a cure for spinal cord injury?
      • Where can I get more information on spinal cord injury?
      • NIH spinal cord injury: treatments and rehabilitation
      • What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
      • How Does the Spinal Cord Work?
      • What Happens When the Spinal Cord Is Injured?
      • What Are the Immediate Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury?
      • How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Rest of the Body?
      • How Does Rehabilitation Help People Recover From Spinal Cord Injuries?
      • How Is Research Helping Spinal Cord Injury Patients?
      • The Future of Spinal Cord Research

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health News


Terms related to Priapism (Penis Disorder):

  • Ischemic Priapism
  • Non-Ischemic Priapism
  • Suttering Priapism