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Priapism: Introduction

Priapism: Sustained erection that lasts longer than 4 hours. See detailed information below for a list of 51 causes of Priapism, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Priapism:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Priapism. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Priapism

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Priapism: Symptom Checker

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Priapism Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Priapism may include:

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Priapism: Animations

Medications or substances causing Priapism:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Priapism as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride
  • Ormazine
  • Chlorprothixine
  • Taractan
  • Thorazine
  • Acetophenazine Maleate
  • more causes...»

Priapism: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Priapism may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Priapism

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Priapism: Deaths

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Priapism: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Priapism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Priapism listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Priapism as a symptom include:

Definitions of Priapism:

Persistent abnormal erection of the penis, usually without sexual desire, and accompanied by pain and tenderness. It is seen in diseases and injuries of the spinal cord, and may be caused by vesical calculus and certain injuries to the penis. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Priapism

The list below shows some of the causes of Priapism mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Priapism?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Priapism. Of the 51 causes of Priapism that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 43 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Priapism:

The following list of conditions have 'Priapism' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Priapism:

The following list of medical conditions have Priapism or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Priapism Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Priapism based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Priapism:

    Medical Conditions associated with Priapism:

    Penis symptoms (346 causes), Penis pain (53 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sexual pain (112 causes), Male sexual symptoms (471 causes), Genital symptoms (986 causes), Male genital symptoms (427 causes), Men's health symptoms (291 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Fertility symptoms (370 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Male reproductive symptoms (577 causes)

    Symptoms related to Priapism:

    Erectile disorders, Penis pain (53 causes), Penis symptoms (346 causes), Medication, Injection, Trauma, Neoplasm (16 causes), Spinal lesions, Neuropathy (78 causes), Spinal stenosis, Thromboembolic events, Spinal cord injury (15 causes), Cerebrospinal syphilis, Cerebrospinal tumor, Leukemia

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