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17-Hour Erection Sends Man to Hospital

Jason Garnett suffered from priapism after having sex
By Shelley Hazen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2014 11:54 AM CDT
17-Hour Erection Sends Man to Hospital
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(Newser) – Last Friday, Jason Garnett greeted a new day, as many men do, with an erection. But 17 hours later, doctors were stabbing the British man's penis with needles in order to end his member's persistent salute, UPI reports. The 23-year-old North Yorkshire man didn't worry when his erection stuck around the morning after a night of love-making, reports Northern Echo. He changed his tune around lunch time and tried to tame it with an ice bath and a jog, but after a stiff eight hours, he finally asked his roommate for help. "You should have seen the look on his face … he was in hysterics at first, but then he realized how serious the situation was," Garnett says, according to Huffington Post.

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Garnett's erection wasn't a blessing, but a serious medical condition called priapism. The rare malady has nothing to do with arousal or desire and can cause permanent damage if left untreated, reports News.com.au. The "most embarrassing day" of Garnett's life got worse when doctors drew two pints of blood from his penis and injected it 24 times with erection-reducing meds. "Seeing them stab my penis with a needle was … like something out of a horror film. The pain was a 10 out of 10," he says. Garnett says his penis now "looks like it's been through a war. It's all a bit black and blue." (Read about a woman whose medication caused "unwelcome" orgasms.)

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