Penile (or less common clitoral) erection lasting for >4 hours and unrelated to sexual stimulation or arousal
Classified into three types: ischemic, nonischemic, and stuttering:
Prior priapism episodes or prolonged erections after waking and degree of pain
Duration of erection
Perineal or penile trauma (blunt force or needle injury)
Urination difficult during er...
Treatments for priapism are determined based on the three main types: ischemic, nonischemic, and stuttering.
Ischemic priapism requires immediate treatment to preserve future erectile funct...
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N48.30 Priapism, unspecified
N48.39 Other priapism
N48.31 Priapism due to trauma
N48.33 Priapism, drug-induced
6273006 Priapism (disorder)
441575009 Ischemic priapism
Priapism is a prolonged penile erection that lasts >4 hours and is unrelated to sexual stimulation. If priapism lasts >24 hours, it likely results in permanent sexual impairment.
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