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If you had an erection lasting more than four hours, would you call your doctor?

Asked by PupnTaco (13860points) November 18th, 2008

I keep hearing this on TV commercials.

Seems more like a reason to party than to panic.

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syz's avatar

As a woman, I can tell you, nobody wants that thing to last 4 hours!

cwilbur's avatar

Yes – if your erection lasts for more than four hours, the sustained blood pressure can actually damage things permanently. Better to have an erection every day of your life for a couple of hours than to have one final erection that lasts five or six hours, no?

El_Cadejo's avatar

I could beat that problem. :P

cookieman's avatar

When problems such as this occur, you just have to get a grip. Take the dilema firmly in hand. Be sure to see the ups and downs of it all. Massage that issue at great length if needed. Until finally a solution bursts forth.

jsc3791's avatar

I always laugh at those commercials – “If you have an erection lasting longer than four hours call your friends immediately to brag about it.”

SoapChef's avatar

In that case, I would have a whole other set of issues. I think I would call Ripleys.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Go straight to the ER it’s a medical emergency. Complications can include blood clots forming in the penis and then causing heart attacks, brain damage lung damage etc, ischemia of the penis resulting in gangrene and needing amputauion of the penis. Also it is very painful.

It can be caused by a lot of things including alcohol and cocanine and many prescription medications.

delirium's avatar

Priapic, I think its called.

SoapChef's avatar

I just saw the “hubba hubba”, too funny!

tonedef's avatar

I’m not sure whether to wince or to LOL. You guys are disgusting/hilarious. LOL/EEW.

El_Cadejo's avatar

yea its priapism named after the greek god Priapus
“He was best noted for his huge, permanently erect penis, which gave rise to the medical term priapism.”

tonedef's avatar

@uberbatman, and also, in art, Priapus is, more often than not, weighing his signature organ.

dalepetrie's avatar

If I could find the phone, I’d call, but the symptoms also include loss of vision. I always envision myself stumbling around the house blind, poking holes in the wall.

AstroChuck's avatar

If i could only keep one for just four hours then, yes, I’d call.

Knotmyday's avatar

You bet I’d make a few calls.
hubba hubba…I wipe a tear

SoapChef's avatar

@Astro It seems like that would interrupt the flow of business. http://www.fluther.com/disc/27646/what-do-you-put-in-your-coffee/#quip299068

fireside's avatar

Why didn’t Nancy Reagan just come out and say that cocaine causes gangrene of the penis? That might have ended the war on drugs right there.

dalepetrie's avatar

@fireside, because people would have snorted coke anyway, and then shot up heroin into their penises to kill the pain.

fireside's avatar

@dale – whoa! my junk is turning green. this must be some really good stuff!

chicadelplaya's avatar

@fireside- that Nancy Reagan remark is simply hilarious!! LOL!

AstroChuck's avatar

Seriously, if I had an erection lasting more than four hours I’d have johnpowell punch me in the dick.

augustlan's avatar

If it happened to my husband, we’d have a very enjoyable 3 hours and 59 minutes first.

Knotmyday's avatar

Blood clots forming in your weenie, then traveling to your heart and brain and killing you. I hope to god I don’t start thinking about THAT while “in the moment.”
Talk about killing the mood.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I never really thought about this, but when you go to the hospital for your 4 hour erection, what exactly do they do about it?

“Nurrrrrrrrseeeeee we have a big problem out here im going to need you to take care of”

augustlan's avatar

In an episode of True Blood on HBO, a guy had to go to the ER for this and had his penis drained of blood – with a very large needle.

SoapChef's avatar

Augustian, I don’t even have one of those and I doubled over in pain at the reading of it!

delirium's avatar

Damn, I love that show.

El_Cadejo's avatar

So really? a big ol needle? I think id rather be stuck with the erection…

augustlan's avatar

@uber: NO! Think of the GANGRENE! Needles are better than AMPUTATION, no?

El_Cadejo's avatar

im not talking about this any more. Its hurting to think about it…..

jlm11f's avatar

augustlan – lurve! haha

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