Penile fracture /
penile rupture

Dangerous rupture of the corpus cavernosum

Extremely rare, but very dangerous: men should definitely know how to recognize a penile fracture (correct term: penile rupture), because only prompt medical treatment can avert consequential damage. Penile rupture is a tear in the penile erectile tissue caused by external force. Penile rupture is usually accompanied by severe pain and significant discoloration and swelling of the penis. Find out here how a penis rupture can occur, what the risks are and how you can counteract long-term damage with PHALLOSAN forte.

Penile rupture: symptoms and causes

Penile rupture or penile fracture are colloquial and misleading terms, as it is actually a rupture of the erectile tissue and/or the tunica albuginea (the membrane surrounding the erectile tissue). Unlike mammals, the human penis does not have a bone that could break. However, this does not make the injury any less painful - on the contrary. Most patients complain of very severe and persistent pain afterwards.

In most cases, men suffer a penile rupture during an erection. Fortunately, however, the injury remains a rarity because even the erect penis has a certain resistance and flexibility. A considerable external force is required to tear the erectile tissue. For example, a penis rupture can occur during sex with a lot of physical exertion if the penis slips during penetration and hits the partner's pelvis with full force. Careless, overly vigorous movements during masturbation or jelqing are also conceivable causes of penile rupture. Penile rupture can also be caused by violent force, such as kicks or punches.

A penis rupture is not always immediately recognized as such - this depends on the severity of the cavernous body rupture. Men usually hear a cracking sound, followed by severe pain. The erection usually subsides immediately. In the case of severe penile ruptures, the penis quickly darkens and the actual injury becomes clearly visible due to a hematoma and swelling. With smaller tears in the penile tissue, there may be little or no pain. The consequences of the injury only become visible after a few days. In order to rule out consequential damage, it is essential to consult a doctor or the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

Treatment and possible consequential damage in the event of a penis fracture

If a penile fracture is diagnosed in good time, the chances of recovery are very good. First of all, your doctor will probably apply a pressure bandage. It is also recommended to cool the penis as quickly as possible. Penile rupture is usually corrected in an operation. The surgeon sutures the tear and treats any injuries to the urethra. Afterwards, the patient should refrain from sexual activity for one to two months in order to allow healing to proceed as smoothly as possible. In addition, erectile dysfunction inhibitors are usually prescribed. If the penis rupture remains untreated, there is a risk of gradual scarring of the torn erectile tissue, which can lead to a pathological curvature of the penis over the years. Erectile dysfunction or urethral constriction are also conceivable consequences.

Aftercare and prevention of penile curvature with PHALLOSAN forte

Immediately after a penile fracture or subsequent surgery, the period of rest prescribed by the doctor must be strictly adhered to. During this time, your penis should not be strained or stressed in any way. We therefore advise against the use of PHALLOSAN forte. After complete healing, however, it is safe to wear PHALLOSAN forte - the risk of injury from the stretching belt is zero if used correctly. If you are worried about a curved penis after a fracture, PHALLOSAN forte can help. Regular, slight traction of the penis can not only enlarge the penis, but also straighten it.

You can find out how PHALLOSAN forte is used to treat IPP (penile curvature) here.