Priapism is a long-lasting painful erection. It can cause permanent damage to your penis if not treated quickly.
Priapism may get better on its own within 2 hours.
There are things you can try to reduce your erection.
An erection that lasts this long needs to be treated in hospital as soon as possible to help avoid permanent damage to the penis.
Treatments to help reduce your erection include:
Priapism most commonly affects people with sickle cell disease.
Less common causes include: