When to see your doctor right away or go to ER

When to see your doctor right away:

  • you have priapism:  – a situation when you have an erection that lasts 4 hours or longer. This painful condition can lead to long-term penile damage.
  •  you lose erection suddenly after hearing a pop sound during overextension of erected penis as it may indicate a penile fracture — condition best managed within first 24 h
  • you experienced any trauma to the penis or developed a boil in the penis (especially diabetic men or men with the weak immune system), infections in the penis spread very quickly and if not treated may result in catastrophic loss of tissue.