cardiac pathologies have very characteristic, although not obvious, clinical
manifestations, that can bring significant discomfort to our daily lives. This
is especially true of men – socio-psychological layer, which is most
susceptible to influence of various irreversible disorders associated with
disorders of sexual function, which have mixed physiological and psychosomatic
It is precisely this category of ischemic priapism, violation that got its name in connection with ancient Greek myth about Priapa, fertility deity, possessing inexhaustible masculine power, whose penis was in state of constant erection.
medicine isn`t fully investigated causes of this disease. Among known factors
contributing to manifestation of ischemic priapism are following:
Occurrence of inflammatory processes in
Wrong lifestyle, bad habits presence, such
as addiction to alcohol and nicotine, as well as hard drugs usage.
Thus, list of possible causes of such violation is quite wide, and requires most thorough diagnosis. It is important to remember, that only identification of primary source of lesion can help to completely eliminate painful symptoms. In no case can`t engage in self, which can lead to disastrous results.
Signs and manifestations
of disease is characterized by characteristic features, fundamental of which is
permanent appearance of erection, often associated with painful sensations. In
addition, defining properties of pathology are following points:
Erect penis isn`t associated with manifestation
of sexual arousal.
Cavity of head at onset of erection isn`t
filled with blood, tissues remain soft.
Blood filling of cavernous bodies of penis
is fully present.
Level of blood pressure in cavity of the
male genital organ increases significantly, which leads to its bending to
Prolonged arousal of penis is accompanied
by painful sensations.
Erection has significant duration, doesn`t
stop even after ejaculation.
phenomena are very often blood stasis and tissue inflammation, which leads to
possible development of gangrene.
as a rule, is characterized by weak level of blood supply to penis. This feature,
in turn, is reflected in dynamics and nature of disease course.
is worth remembering, that painful symptoms develop quite slowly, and in early
stages may not bring significant discomfort. Psychological characteristics of
men are such, that they are more likely to ignore these, in their opinion,
insignificant violations. But, one way or another, originating in body, disease
will progress, especially if it is ignored.
Diagnosis and treatment
is quite easy to diagnose course of ischemic priapism, based on indicated
symptoms. But, often treatment situation is complicated by advanced stage of disease
and its acute nature. Therefore, mapping of therapeutic measures in development
of this pathology is very individual process, depending on many factors.
method of conservative treatment is often used, consisting of:
Parenteral administration of non-narcotic
Measures to ensure parenteral
detoxification in event of pathological arousal occurrence of penis due to
case of sufficient prompt detection of symptoms, puncture of cavernous body is
recommended. Manipulation should be with special needle (19 gauge). After this
sampling, analysis of blood composition is made and final diagnosis is determined
on its basis.
patient has applied for medical assistance at sufficiently late phase of
pathology development, surgical solution will be best solution. It should be
noted, that this operation is very painful and requires long recovery.
Therefore, it would be more logical to seek professional help in timely manner,
allowing to avoid cardinal events.