Man dies after suffering three-hour erection from blood clots due to COVID-19


They said the corpora cavernosa ― the chambers of tissue inside of his penis ― were rigid, yet the tip was flaccid.

The man was diagnosed with low-flow priapism ― when blood becomes trapped in the erection chambers, which is believed to have been caused by clots in his blood.

Because the patient was unconscious, he was unable to answer questions about how much pain he was suffering.

But the condition — which can cause permanent damage unless treated quickly — is known to become excruciating.

The swelling subsided 30 minutes after his penis had been drained and the patient was put on a drip which included medication to prevent blood clots.

Covid has been found in many patients to damage blood vessels, causing dangerous blood clots.

While experts are unsure why the virus causes the blockages, the prevailing theory is that it is the result of an immune overreaction called a ‘cytokine storm’, which sees the body attack healthy tissue.

Commenting on the case, Dr Richard…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper