Sex always gives you a lot of fun with the partner, penis erection ability play most pleasure.

Sexual intercourse gives you a lot of fun and enjoyment, but what if you face a problem with the penis. It is very bad situation for you and your partner.

Penile Fracture or Penis Fracture is one of them.

Is it really possible to get penis fracture? What is it?

What is penile fracture?

A penile fracture is an injury that may occur during sexual intercourse, but it seems to rare.

We know that there is no bone in the penis but a penile fracture is not the same as a break in a bone. Penis responsible for erections and the corpora cavernosa and the penile sheath are the one that is inside muscles of the penis.

Because the injury can cause long-lasting damage to a man’s sexual and urinary function, it is important to seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms and Causes of penile fracture

We can say, a penile fracture is a painful injury and occurs in the lower part of the penis.

Symptoms of a penile fracture when you feel it:

  • Hearing a cracking sound
  • Lightly bleeding from the penis
  • Penis looks like dark-color
  • Having pain urinating
  • Losing an erection during sexual activity

A penile fracture where the penis appears purple and swollen, it shows rare injury. Some of symptoms are swelling in the scrotum and blood in the urine.

Others, penile fracture include a break the veins and arteries in the penis and a ruptured suspensor ligament which is allow bad effect on the men's genitals.

Corpus cavernosa is a sponge-like tissue in the penis, which is responsible for any type of injury or pain. A man feels erection due to blood flow in this area in the penis. When an erect penis, then corpus cavernosa can snap, resulting in a penile fracture mostly.

A penile fracture will only occur when a man’s penis is erect position because in this state penis's muscles are work properly. According to reports, most cases of penile fracture occur during intercourse with the partner.

However, some reasons are also been known to occur which is able to show penile fracture:

- falling onto an erect penis

- rolling over in bed onto an erect penis during stimulation

- hitting an erect penis on something, such as a door

When you consult with a doctor

If you face above mention symptoms and feel fractured penis, you must seek immediate medical attention.

Penile fracture is a urological emergency because it has the potential to affect a man’s urinary function, so you must consult with the urologist.


Most of the time, Diagnosis is a best way to treat penile fracture. A doctor asks you about how the fracture occurred and inspecting the penis to solve it.

An X-ray, may also be used to treat it. Also, a doctor may use an ultrasound to detect abnormalities and find the exact area where the penis was damaged.

Some doctor's may use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reach exact area.

Treatment of penile fracture

Treatments of penile fracture can include at-home care because it can give you fast relief.

At-home treatments include:

  • Use ice packs for 10 minutes at a time to reduce swelling on the penis.
  • Foley catheter reduce trauma to the penis and empty the bladder.
  • Take anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling.

Many doctors recommend surgical repair and treatment for better results because due to surgery gives complete treatment outcomes for people with penile fractures.

Aftercare and recovery     

Recovery always depends on the severity of the injury. After complete treatment men able to go home and a doctor will usually advise them to refrain from sexual activity for at least 1 month, you should flow all advices.

Where a man has difficulty avoiding an erection for the duration of the recovery period then you can prescribe best medicine from the doctor.


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