What can I do if I have painful erections?
If you have painful erections caused by Peyronie’s disease, the treatment will depend on the severity of the condition. If your penis is slightly curved but you are still able to have sex comfortably, then treatment may not be needed. Sometimes the condition can get better on its own. Treatment by drugs or injection may be needed in some cases, and surgery may or may not be appropriate depending on how much pain you are feeling and whether the condition is interfering with your ability to have sex.
If you have a painful erection caused by priapism, treatment will depend on whether you have non-ischaemic (high blood flow to the penis) or ischaemic (low blood flow) priapism. Both require prompt medical attention however, and if you have a painful erection that lasts for more than four hours, seek medical help immediately to avoid causing further problems such as erectile dysfunction.
If you have sustained an injury to your penis and you experience painful erections or problems with erections afterwards, make sure that you get medical help as soon as possible to avoid further problems in the future.