How to Identify and Treat Fracture of the Penis

The fracture of the penis occurs when the penis in erection is strongly pressed in the wrong way, forcing the body to bend in half. This usually happens when the woman is on the man and the penis escapes from the vagina, causing her to sit abruptly on the body of the partner, causing the rupture of the corpora cavernosa of the penis, where the fracture.

Other causes more rare is to bend the erect penis with the hand in an attempt to stop the erection, such as when a child enters the room, for example. In general, the treatment is done with surgery and full recovery takes about 4 to 6 weeks.

Signs of fracture in the penis


The fracture in the penis is easy to be identified, it is possible to hear the noise of a popping or snapping sound in time that occurs the disruption of the tissues of the body.

Then, right then occurs with severe pain, loss of erection, bruising bluish colour or black and great swelling, increasing also the size of the scrotum. If the injury affects also the urethra, it is possible to notice blood when you urinate.

What to do

As soon as you experience the signs of fracture of the penile, you should go to the emergency room to seek help. The confirmation of the fracture is made through clinical examination, X-ray of the penis, cavernosografia, uretrocistografia.

In some cases, it may also be necessary to do a cystoscopy, a procedure in which a small tube with a camera is placed in the urethra, the channel through which comes out the urine to assess whether she was also injured.

How to treat


After you know the size and where it happened the injury, it is usually necessary to do a surgery to repair the tissues broken, which must be made within 3 days after the fracture, because the sooner is done, the better will be the recovery. In general, the time of hospitalization is 3 to 6 days.

The treatment only with medicines anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics is only done when the fracture is very small, with only a few bruises and swelling. Additionally, during recovery it is necessary to put ice in the region, taking medicines that inhibit erection nocturnal involuntary and not to have intimate contact for about 4 to 6 weeks.


The complications of fracture can be the presence of curvature in the erect penis, and erectile dysfunction, as the healing tissue prevents the penis to become erect normally.


However, these complications usually only happen when the treatment in the hospital is not done or when the man takes to seek medical help.

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