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How do you diagnose priapism?

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If you think you might have priapism, you need to get medical care right away. Tell your doctor:

  • How long you’ve had the erection
  • How long your erections usually last
  • Any drugs -- legal or illegal -- you’ve used
  • If the problem happened after an injury

Your doctor will review your medical history and do a physical exam to figure out what’s causing your problem. He’ll check your rectum and belly for any signs of cancer. You may also need to see a urologist for more screening tests, including:

  • Blood tests
  • An imaging test called a color Doppler ultrasound, which shows how blood is flowing in your penis
  • An X-ray called an arteriogram that detects a dye your doctor injects into an artery

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The Urology Channel.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 1, 2019

SOURCE: 

The Urology Channel.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 1, 2019

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