Penis size is a greater concern for younger men, the research suggested
Penis size is a greater concern for younger men, the research suggested

Man fractures penis with loud 'snapping sound' during 'vigorous sex'

Without swift surgery, the injured man can suffer 'painful erections or erectile dysfunction' in the future, doctors warn

Ian Johnston@montaukian
Tuesday 17 May 2016 10:20
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Medics have detailed an injury that is one of a man’s worst fears – snapping his penis during sex.

Writing in the BMJ Case Reports medical journal, three doctors said that a 32-year-old man had arrived at a hospital in New Delhi, India, with what they described as an “eggplant deformity” in the organ.

“He had severe pain and lost tumescence with a snapping sound during vigorous sexual intercourse,” they revealed.

“Taking the typical history and examination findings into account, the diagnosis of penile fracture was made.”

The article contains a photograph of the injured penis.

The penis does not contain any bone and the fracture was actually a tear in the muscle. In this case, it was accompanied by a haematoma, a collection of blood in the tissue.

“Penile fracture occurs when an erect penis undergoes a blunt trauma during sexual intercourse or otherwise, bending the penile shaft and causing a tear or rupture,” the doctors said.

They wrote that the injury “requires prompt surgical intervention”.

“Penile fracture has a classical history and … should be identified and surgically explored at the earliest to avoid residual penile angulation, painful erections or erectile dysfunction,” the article said.

The doctors advised the use of an ultrasound as it can “easily” rule out other problems that might be confused with penile fracture, such as the rupture of an artery or vein.

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In this case, the man underwent surgery to drain the haematoma and repair the tear.

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