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Penile Fracture is an Emergency

A broken penis often requires surgery. And waiting too long could increase the risk for erectile dysfunction (ED).

In May 2015, scientists presented data on the subject at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. They studied the outcomes of 137 men in Europe who were admitted to the emergency room (ER) for penile fracture.


If a man fractures his penis, he should seek medical treatment immediately. (Click to tweet)


On average, the time between their ER admission and surgery was about 13 hours. However, post-surgery erections were worse for men who had their procedures after the 8-hour mark.

The term “fractured penis” is a little misleading. The penis doesn’t actually have any bones. But an injury can tear tissue.



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