If you own a television there is a good chance you have seen one of those commercials advertising that little blue pill or a number of other erectile dysfunction pills. You have probably also heard that you should consult a doctor if you have various symptoms one including an erection lasting longer then 4 hours. Male or female you would be thinking an erection that long would be great. What you may or may not know is that an erection that is long lasting without sexual release or desire is actually painful and very uncomfortable.
Even if they haven’t heard of the condition many men realize that there is something wrong and seek help due to the excruciating pain and those who don’t seek help need to because they could end up with permanent ED. To put it simple when a man is physically or mentally stimulated blood vessels in the penis begin to relax and open up causing the blood to be trapped under high pressure which causes an erection. Unfortunately for the small number of men who suffer from priaprism the blood in their penis cannot get out. Long term erections can cause damage to the erection chambers of the penis which may only allow for a partial erection. In a worst case scenario a man may suffer from permanent ED if priaprism remains untreated.
The lesson from this is not to let embarrassment stop you from getting help because there will be repercussions that will be irreversible.