Man, 22, hospitalized after suffering erection for 7 weeksBy Mason White 6:22 AM January 15, 2014
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By: Sarah Weiss
A young man was rushed to a hospital after he suffered from an erection for nearly two months, according to hospital officials in Ireland.
Maintaining an erection for an extended period of time has long been the dream of many young people, but for this 22-year-old man it became a nightmare.
The man checked himself into a Dublin hospital after sustaining an erection for seven whole weeks.
The mountain biker, had been injured by the crossbar of his bike, resulting in abnormal blood flow to his penis and subsequent priapism, also known as an endless erection.
The man went to the hospital only after suffering the problem for seven weeks, and was told that his erection may have caused him a blood clot if left untreated.
The man’s condition was cured after doctors inserted a gel foam into an artery and a vein that supplies blood to the penis.
Doctors who treated the man at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin, said that they saw no signs of injury.