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Painful erection Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Painful erection. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had painful erections?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Are the painful erections associated with sexual stimulation?

    Why: If not, suggests priapism.

  3. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. priapism may be associated with leukemia, metastatic cancer, sickle cell anemia or spinal cord injuries; Peyronie's disease may be associated with Dupuytren's contracture of the hand and premature atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

  4. Medications?

    Why: e.g. priapism may be associated with prostaglandin injections for impotence, anticoagulant medications, phenothiazines and some blood pressure medications.

  5. Penis deformity?

    Why: suggests Peyronie's disease.

  6. Symptoms of Peyronie's disease?

    Why: e.g. pain and crooked deformity of the penis with erections; abnormal curvature of the erect penis.

  7. Symptoms of Priapism?

    Why: e.g. prolonged painful erection occurs, usually not associated with sexual stimulation. May be associated with leukemia, metastatic cancer, sickle cell anemia or trauma. In most cases, the cause is unknown.

  8. Symptoms of paraphimosis?

    Why: e.g. foreskin is retracted, tight, swollen and painful. Typically occurs when the penis is erect.

  9. Symptoms of prostate cancer?

    Why: e.g. pain with urination, weak urine stream, urinary retention (unable to urinate), urinary tract infection, erectile difficulty, pain with ejaculation, symptoms of metastases (weight loss, bone pain, numbness or weakness in legs).

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Painful erection:

The following list of conditions have 'Painful erection' 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: Painful erection:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Painful erection' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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