A penis fracture is a painful injury. The injury can usually be diagnosed with a physical exam, and prompt surgical repair is typically recommended. Left untreated, a penis fracture might result in deformity of the penis or the permanent inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sex (erectile dysfunction).

In this way, does penile fracture heal on its own?

If allowed to heal on its own without surgical intervention, scarring will occur at the site of the fracture and many patients will develop a penile curvature with erections.

Additionally, how do you know if you have a penile fracture? Symptoms of a penile fracture include:

  1. bleeding from the penis.
  2. experiencing dark-colored bruising to the penis.
  3. having trouble urinating.
  4. hearing a cracking or popping sound.
  5. losing an erection suddenly.
  6. pain that varies from minimal to severe.

Moreover, how long does it take for a penile fracture to heal?

After surgery, you'll stay in the hospital, typically for one to three days. The doctor will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics. Take your medication as directed by your doctor. After surgery, the fracture will take months to fully heal.

What causes penile fracture?

Penile fracture is rupture of one or both of the tunica albuginea, the fibrous coverings that envelop the penis's corpora cavernosa. It is caused by rapid blunt force to an erect penis, usually during vaginal intercourse, or aggressive masturbation.

Related Question Answers

Can erectile tissue heal?

The tearing in the lining of the erectile tissue leads to an inflammatory plaque (scar tissue) that does not heal normally. Usually this type of injury leads to swelling, and/or becomes inflamed (red and/or hot), and will heal by itself within a year. However in some men recovery takes longer and scarring can happen.

How many guys have a 7 inch?

Only 15% of all men have organs larger than 7 inches and just a tiny 2% are bigger than 8 inches, as documented in a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, which also showed that an average penis is just over 5 inches when hard.

How common is penile fracture?

Yes. Although rare, penis fracture can occur when there is trauma to an erect penis. The trauma most often occurs after accidental injury during intercourse, but can also occur due to aggressive masturbation or taqaandan, a cultural practice in which the top of an erect penis is forcefully bent.