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Penile Fracture

Nothing can be worse than a penile fracture. The pain is excruciating and the damage can be lasting if you do not have it attended to. A penile fracture may or may not require surgery, depending on the extent of the damage.

If you thought your penis could not break, think again. A penile fracture can occur if the fully erect penis hits an immovable object. In most cases, a broken penis occurs during sexual intercourse. A man may slip out of a woman and before he knows it, she lands on top of his penis and he hears a snap. The snap is the first indication that something is wrong. The searing pain is the second.

A penile fracture is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. If this happens to you, take yourself to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Cover yourself up with a towel if need be, but make sure that a doctor looks at the damage. Only a physician can diagnose and treat a broken penis.

Years ago, a penile fracture was treated simply with pain pills and ice packs. This resulted in many men experiencing erectile dysfunction, impotence and penile curvature. Today, however, doctors can easily treat a penile fracture so that it does no harm to your sex life. In a few weeks after the incident, you will be as good as new.

There is no way to avoid having a penile fracture, except to abstain from sexual intercourse. This is not a viable option for most men. Nor do you want to be especially careful about what type of position you use during sexual intercourse, which is a time to lose your inhibitions. Instead, it is better to be aware of the condition and know what to do if it happens to you so you can avoid any problems down the road.

Fortunately, there are only 1,500 cases of penile fracture reported in the United States each year. Although this can be a calamity, it is not common and nothing that should cause concern.