Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood on August 30, 2012

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Sheldon Marks, MD Urologist; Male Infertility Specialist, Prostate Cancer Specialist, Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal Specialist, Tucson, Ariz.

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: Besides ED medications, what can cause priapism?

Sheldon Marks, MD: Certain illnesses can also present with priapism. Sickle cell anemia and certain cancers can also cause priapism as well as certain medications. So if a man develops priapism, whether it's sexually caused or not, he needs to call his doctor and be seen right away.