If you have recurrent or stuttering priapism, to prevent future episodes your doctor might recommend:

  • Treatment for an underlying condition, such as sickle cell anemia, that might have caused priapism
  • Use of oral or injectable phenylephrine
  • Hormone-blocking medications — only for adult men
  • Use of oral medications used to manage erectile dysfunction
July 08, 2016
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