Cases of Blood Clots in the Penis from Covid-19.
This may not be one of the eleven symptoms listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for Covid-19. But it’s one every man in the world hopes doesn’t happen if and when the contract covid.
More than two years into the pandemic, we know COVID-19 causes all manner of side effects. But now, we unfortunately have to add a new one to the list.
A peer-reviewed medical report of the first case of pain in the Johnson from coronavirus. The unfortunate victim is an anonymous 41-year-old man living in Iran. An Iranian man who had to go the hospital due to his painful dong.
Painful Sexual Experience
Writing in the journal Clinical Case Reports, radiologist Seyed Morteza Bagheri from the Iran University of Medical Sciences says the man initially received a positive result from a COVID test. His symptoms were mild — some fever, some coughing — but they passed without medication.
Three weeks later, the man was in the middle of a lovemaking session with his wife when his erect penis began to throb and not in a pleasant way.
The man soldiered through but the pain continued for three days, finally the pain became unbearable & he went to see a doctor.
Upon examination, the doctor discovered that the man had “thrombosis of the deep dorsal penile vein.” In layman’s terms, there was a blood clot in the middle of his shaft.
And this wasn’t just a minor obstruction either. According to Morteza Bagheri’s article, there was no blood flow in the penis vein whatsoever.
We don’t need to tell you that having no blood flow isn’t good news for any part of your body. And it certainly wasn’t good for the man’s genitals.
The doctors immediately prescribed rivaroxaban — a blood thinning medication — to the unlucky man. Although, luckily for him, the drugs worked.
“Two months after starting the treatment, patient’s symptoms were completely disappeared and he had no penile pain during erection and sexual disturbances anymore,” wrote Morteza Bagheri.
All’s well that ends well. The man didn’t lose his little soldier to gangrene and is able to satisfy his wife again.
He’d probably better stay away from the rough stuff though. Morteza Bagheri noted that the man still feels mild pain at the site of the blood clot upon pressure.
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Blood Clots Caused by COVID
You might be asking, what makes doctor’s think that the man’s penile pain was the result of COVID? Couldn’t it have been caused by pretty much anything else?
In theory, yes. But in this situation there is no other reasonable explanation.
The man’s medical history showed no indication that he was prone to suffer from blood clots. Neither had he received any injuries that could’ve caused the clot.
On the other hand, COVID-19’s tendency to cause blood clots is well documented.
“Roughly, 20-50% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection have abnormal coagulation tests … which can cause thrombosis and microvascular occlusion,” Morteza Bagheri wrote.
However, this is the first time doctors have seen COVID cause deep vein thrombosis. So, the Iranian man had the questionable honor of making medical history.
May his sacrifice help any others who may encounter the same problem.
Other cases of Blood Clots in the Penis
Although the Iranian man’s case is rare, it’s not the first occasion where men around the world have suffered from COVID-related penis problems. The Sun reported one such case in March 2021.
Ohio Man with Blood Clots in the Penis
A 69-year-old Ohio man, hospitalized and placed on a ventilator due to COVID, suddenly got an erection that lasted for three hours. The culprit was, as you probably guessed, a blood clot.
When ice packs failed to help the man’s penis calm down, the doctors eventually had to use a needle to drain the blood from this shaft. Although that solved the erection problem, there’s no happy ending — the man later died after his lungs stopped working.
Frenchman with blood clots in the Penis
In July 2020, a 62-year-old Frenchman experienced a similar emergency. He had been rushed to the hospital due to COVID related respiratory failure and the doctors were hooking him up a ventilator.
That’s when they discovered that the sedated man had “previously unidentified priapism,” wrote The Sun. In other words, his flag was at full mast.
The doctors again tried applying an ice pack, but even after four hours the treatment had no effect. So, out came the needle again.
As the doctors drained blood from the man’s penis, they discovered multiple dark blood clots. They concluded that the clots were due to COVID.
Let these documented cases be a warning to all the men out there. Keep your head and stay safe, Covid can take more than you think.