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What causes priapism?
A normal erection occurs in response to sexual stimulation. Priapism occurs
in several conditions that interfere with the blood flow to the penis or blood
drainage from the penis. This condition is unrelated to sexual stimulation and
can last for several hours. Below are some of the causes of priapism.
Medical conditions that can cause priapism:
cell disease (most common reason for priapism)
History of malignancy (cancer)
Trauma as a cause of priapism:
Direct trauma to the penis, pelvis, or perineum
Spinal cord injuries
Medications (several drugs have priapism as a side effect):